March 30, 2018 Contact Buzz Brockway (678) 895-9064
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOS Candidate Buzz Brockway Announces intention to form Election Transition Commission.
Republican Candidate for Secretary of State Buzz Brockway praised the praised the work of the Legislature in attempting to move Georgia toward a new voting system.
Brockway said: “While I’m disappointed the final version of SB 403 did not pass, I appreciate the diligent effort members of the House and Senate gave this important topic. The lesson I draw from the work done during the 2018 Legislative Session is that a non-partisan Commission must be formed to develop a plan forward. Therefore, I’m announcing today that if elected Georgia’s Secretary of State, I will form the Election Transition Commission in January of 2019.”
The members of the Election Transition Commission shall include:
The members of the State Election Board,
The Chairs of the Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican Parties (or their designee), and,
Three current or former local Election Supervisors.
The eleven member Election Transition Commission shall study the feasibility, practicality, and desirability of selecting a new voting system for use in elections in the State of Georgia. In so doing, the commission shall review the voting systems that are available and shall propose any necessary changes in Georgia law to accommodate new voting systems, as well as to enhance the security and reliability of elections in Georgia which may include, but shall not be limited to, the implementation of risk-limiting and other audits.
The commission shall also propose selection criteria for use in issuing a competitive public solicitation to select such new voting system equipment and supporting services for use in primaries and elections in each county in this state, as well as proposing a plan for such solicitation and implementation of the purchase and installation of such voting systems in the state following such purchase. The commission shall review the costs of such voting system and shall propose a manner of funding the purchase of such system and supporting services and a timeline for the solicitation, purchase, and implementation of such system.
The commission shall conduct public meetings and technical inquiries regarding county requirements, cybersecurity considerations, and fraud prevention practices in the state in performing its study.
Not later than December 1, 2019, the commission shall provide a report of its findings and recommendations with regard to the matters to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lieutenant Governor, and Governor.
Republican Buzz Brockway is currently running for Secretary of State. Buzz was first elected to the State House of Representatives in 2010. During his time in the State House, Buzz has been a strong advocate for cutting taxes and government red tape, helping to make Georgia the best state for business 5 years in a row. Buzz previously served as Chairman of the Gwinnett Republican Party and as a contributor for Peach Pundit, one of the Georgia’s leading political websites. He is a 1990 graduate of Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Management Science and runs a small business in Lawrenceville with his wife Christa. They are the proud parents of three daughters; Hope, Grace, and Joy. The Brockways are active members of Victory World Church at Hamilton Mill, and have lived in Lawrenceville since 1976.
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