ATLANTA - Just over half of Georgia voters believe the nation is prepared to keep this year's presidential election safe and secure, according to a poll by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution conducted two months before the state's primary.
The poll also shows nearly 50 percent of voters were unaware that Georgia will be using new voting machines that print out paper ballots during the March 24 presidential primary.
But among those who had heard about the switch to new election equipment, 85 percent expressed some degree of confidence that it will accurately record election results. Only voters who had heard about the new voting system were asked the poll question about their confidence in it.
The AJC survey asked 1,025 Georgia registered voters about election security and accuracy amid concerns about voter disenfranchisement and foreign meddling.