Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock (R) bumps elbows with Stacey Abrams (L) during a campaign rally with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden at Pullman Yard on December 15, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. / Photo Credit: Drew Angerer
Nearly everyone in the state of Georgia who’s eligible to vote is registered, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
With 95% of eligible voters registered, Georgia boasts one of the highest registration rates in the country.
As stated in the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s biennial report that was published on Monday, in last November’s election there were 7.2 million registered voters in Georgia, leaving 387,000 unregistered residents who were of voting age.
Georgia’s exponential increase in registered voters is being largely attributed to a 2016 initiative that allowed residents who obtained a driver’s license to automatically become registered voters.
As Blavity previously reported, Stacey Abrams was also a major influence in voting rights in the state, calling out voter suppression and creating a site for residents of the state to check if they had been purged from voting rolls.