GALEO Steps In To Help Spanish Speaking Voters In Georgia

Oct 22, 2018

The upcoming midterm elections are causing stress for many people in Georgia, especially people of color.


Last week, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus called for more training of elections staff in Gwinnett County after the county rejected more than 500 absentee ballots.  





The Georgia Muslim Voter Project and Asian-Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta have filed a federal complaint against the Gwinnett County Board of Voter Registration and Elections and Secretary of State Brian Kemp.


Spanish speakers are also being met with problems at the polls after a heated incident in Hall County, where two spanish speaking voters faced discrimination from another voter and two police officers.

GPB's Leah Fleming examines the situation with Jerry Gonzalez, the executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), including what the group plans to do ahead of the November elections.