For the 2020 Primary, election officials from Fulton County, GA knew they could not rely on their typical process when handling the expected surge in absentee ballots compared to previous elections. In the past, the County would staff 150 people to manually open approximately 35k mail-in ballots. For 2020, Georgia’s Secretary of State allowed counties to begin processing the ballots a week prior to the Primary. However, this would still not support the County’s major increase in mail-in ballots.
Luckily, Fulton County decided to invest in OPEX’s ballot automation technology for the 2020 General Election, and successfully processed nearly 6x the mail-in ballots compared to previous general elections – error free.
Download the case study to learn more about Fulton County’s journey to automation.