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Secretary of state visits Valdosta

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -  Georgia's secretary of state says he supports giving voters plenty of opportunity to vote, but he wants to lower the costs of elections.

The General Assembly is considering a bill to cut the six week early voting period in half.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp says it would only affect in-person voting, not absentee voting, and it would make sure there's a uniform early voting start date around the state. Kemp talked with election officials in Lowndes County Thursday afternoon.

"What I want to see is us have a consensus piece of legislation, hopefully we'll have bipartisan support on that like I said would still provide access and plenty of early voting to give citizens that option and that convenience but also try to help county, municipalities reduce costs," said Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

He talked about his new Elections advisory council and web site that allows Georgians to provide suggestions to improve election laws and procedures. Click here to learn more.

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