MONDAY, MARCH 9 & TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 8:30 A.M. TO 4 P.M.
Georgia State University, Student Center East Ballroom, 55 Gilmer St., SE, Atlanta
ATLANTA–Georgia State University students will manage and clerk what is believed to be the first student-run polling location in Fulton County, according to county officials.
Open Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., on both days, votes at the university’s Student Center East will be processed and managed by Georgia State Honors College senior Evan Malbrough (B.S. in Public Policy) and Ari Jones (B.S. in Neurobiology). Undergraduate students Savannah Rogers, Matthew Harmon, Jazmin Mejia, Emari Coggins, Leviticus Smith and Shay’na Fields will serve as poll clerks.
Georgia State’s student-run poll location is a partnership among Georgia State’s Student Government Association, the Fulton County Government and Vote Everywhere, a national nonpartisan civic engagement program of The Andrew Goodman Foundation.
“Fulton County reached out to Vote Everywhere to see how we can expand voter access and student participation within the university. So we proposed Georgia State University operate an early polling location for two days,” said Malbrough, who led the collaboration. Since 2017, he has registered more than 400 voters as a volunteer with Vote Everywhere.
The students are working with Sharon Benjamin, the Fulton County official who manages early voting across the county.
NOTE: Per Fulton County election guidelines, media inquiries will only be answered before the poll is set up on Sunday, March 8 and after it closes on Tuesday, March 10 at 4 p.m. Poll workers will not respond to media inquiries on Monday or Tuesday, while the polls are open. No photography or videography will be allowed inside the polling location.