Fulton County Partners with Business Community to Encourage Voter Registration and Participation | Print |

The Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections, in collaboration with the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, invites business and non-profit leaders to come and learn how they can encourage voter registration and participation in their workplaces and in their communities.

 “Round Two: The North Fulton County Voter Initiative” will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel (1075 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA). The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:15 p.m.  The event is part of the Department’s efforts to encourage participation in the elections process from the estimated 40,000 eligible but unregistered voters and the approximately 33,000 registered but inactive voters in North Fulton County.

The keynote speaker for the event is Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.  Other distinguished speakers and sponsors include Fulton County Commissioners Liz Hausmann and Tom Lowe, State Representative Harry Geisinger, Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce CEO Brandon Beach, and CEO of Emory Johns Creek Hospital Craig McCoy.

Director Samuel P. Westmoreland, Esq. of the Department of Registration and Elections acknowledges that this outreach to the business community is critical to the success of the North Fulton County Voter Initiative.  “We knew from the onset of this Initiative that, once the mayors and city administrators were actively engaged, it was critical that business, corporate and non-profit community leaders embrace the Initiative by agreeing to hold voter education, registration and participation events for both their employers and customers/clients.”  

Brandon Beach, CEO of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, and his staff have been instrumental in engaging the support of North Fulton County business leaders and owners.  “While the Chamber does not endorse candidates, it does endorse the political process.  A critical component of the electoral process requires that citizens register to vote and then exercise the right to vote.”

In addition to engaging the business community in the North Fulton County Voter Initiative, Fulton Commissioner Liz Hausmann will issue a call to residents of North Fulton Community to become more involved in the electoral process.  “We recognize that there are an additional 73,680 possible voters in North Fulton County and that by engaging the business, corporate and non-profit community in this Initiative, we will reach some of these residents at their workplaces and at community events.  In addition, the most significant gatherings of these eligible voters will be in their residential communities and in their houses of worship.  Consequently, an important part of Round Two is to engage the homeowners’ associations and the faith-based community in the North Fulton County Voter’s Initiative.”

For more information about the North Fulton County Voter Initiative, please contact JB Reed, Voter Education Specialist, at 404-612-7089 (o) or 678-471-6767(c) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .