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By Main Street Sentinel Staff
The brainchild of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the Carter Center has long been trusted to observe and report on elections abroad. This November, it will be watching the midterms in Georgia.
Established by the former presidential couple in 1982, the Carter Center has monitored over a hundred elections in thirty-nine countries. But as debate over the democratic process in the U.S. has grown, the Center has added domestic elections to its slate.
After the 2020 election, the Center monitored Georgia’s audit of five million ballots, confirming that President Joe Biden had won the state. Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander has said that the Center’s work provides “objective information” that helps build “public confidence in elections.”
This November, in Georgia’s Fulton Country, workers from Center will oversee “the issuance and processing of absentee ballots, in-person voting…Election Day operations, and post-election procedures.” Key Georgia races include the U.S. Senate contest between Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker, as well the race for the state Governor, in which Democrat Stacey Abrams is challenging Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.
The chair of Fulton County’s Board of Registration and Elections, Cathy Woolard, has said state officials are grateful for the Center’s involvement and the chance to “ensure confidence in our elections process.”