Chief Elections Supervisor ensures voters polls are secure - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Chief Elections Supervisor ensures voters polls are secure

All casing is locked until Tuesday morning. (Source: WALB) All casing is locked until Tuesday morning. (Source: WALB)
GA Secretary of State Brian Kemp. (Source: WALB) GA Secretary of State Brian Kemp. (Source: WALB)
Elections offices have been preparing since last December. (Source: WALB) Elections offices have been preparing since last December. (Source: WALB)
Russell Lewis is the chief investigator for the secretary of state. (Source: WALB) Russell Lewis is the chief investigator for the secretary of state. (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

On the eve of election day state leaders are traveling around the state to encourage you to cast your ballot tomorrow. 

Georgia Chief Election Supervisor and Secretary of State Brian Kemp stopped in Albany Monday afternoon to calm fears about election hacking.

This trip is not something the secretary of state typically does right before an election. 

But Kemp said he wants to shut down any worries that Georgians may have and make sure everyone goes to the polls on Tuesday with full confidence.

Set up is complete at precincts across South Georgia.

Each machine is secured with a lock until the polls open tomorrow at 7 a.m.

While a number of Georgia voters have voiced concerns about a rigged election, state leaders said otherwise.

"I think our message to the voters is they don't need to be concerned," said Kemp. 

Kemp traveled around the state Monday to ensure that Georgians aren't questioning the system.

"That's the thing that really worries me really is people losing confidence in the system because that begins to put a dent in our democracy here in the United States," said Kemp. 

He said local election boards have been preparing for the election since last December. 

Kemp's chief investigator Russell Lewis said his team has been doing on-site inspections throughout the state the past few weeks and those inspections will continue tomorrow. 

"We like having the trained personnel in the field in order to be able to accurately reflect what's happening in the election process as it's ongoing," said Lewis.

Despite talk of hacking election systems, Kemp and Lewis say Georgia has a closed-loop system which means no part of the voting is connected to the internet. 

As far as voter registration and election night reporting that are web based, Kemp said there is a backup plan. 

"We have taken really unprecedented measures this year even before all of this started to make sure that our systems are secure but we do have redundancies and backup and plans should something happen," said Kemp. 

If you do have a complaint, if you see anything improper or have any problems there are ways you can contact the state elections.

You can visit this website and file the complaint or call 877-725-9797. 

Copyright 2016 WALB. All rights reserved. ?

Powered by Frankly