Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that his office has launched the new Georgia Registered Voter Information System (GARViS).
GARViS will replace Georgia’s previous system, known as ENet, and will host more than 12 million voter records, including seven million active voters, and 833,000 inactive records. Additionally, more than 100 million voter history records will be stored in the GARViS system.
“GARViS is a tremendous step forward in the security and accuracy of Georgia’s voter registration system,” said Secretary Raffensperger. “This voter registration system truly reinforces Georgia’s status as the #1 state in America for election administration.”
Raffensperger’s office said that GARViS is the product of over 150,000 hours of development, testing, and training efforts culminating in “the largest scale, fastest rollout of a top-down, statewide voter registration system in American history.” His office stressed that the new system will take Georgia’s voter registration system to the highest standard of security on Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FEDRAMP) servers.
“When people ask us, ‘How do we know who voted? How do we know it’s real? How do we know it’s fair?’ Because we have the receipts we keep on this secure system. That’s how we know,” said Gabriel Sterling, chief operating officer in the Office of the Georgia Secretary of State. “Don’t let anybody believe there are dead voters voting or double voting in any significant way, because it’s just not true.”
Georgia partnered with Salesforce to provide the critical infrastructure, MTX was the state’s implementation partner, and Transform helped guide the initiative.