ATLANTA – Georgians participating in this month’s primary and judicial elections may be assisted by someone who’s contributed to democratic freedom in a profound way.

That’s because Secretary of State Brian Kemp has hired 400 military veterans as poll workers. He began recruiting them in December for this year’s presidential election.

“The right to cast one’s vote has been defended for years by the brave men and women of the United States’ Armed Forces. Now, voters in Georgia will have our nation’s heroes helping staff polling locations where voters exercise this right,” he said.

To oversee veteran recruiting, Kemp hired Ryan Anglin, a former Army paratrooper who served two tours in Iraq where he saw the first free and fair election held in that country’s history. The fact that he was wounded twice while there makes him an effective spokesman for the

importance military veterans place on protecting voting freedom.

Anglin is also in charge of helping Georgians in the military vote themselves. Since his hiring last summer, he’s visited all three veterans’ medical centers and nine of the 10 military installations talking about voter engagement.

Any veteran interested in being a poll worker or needing help voting can call him at (404) 654-6044 or email him at


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