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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Speaks to the Atlanta Press Club About Voting Machines and the 2020 Election Season

Tuesday, 02.25.2020

7:30 am - 9:15 am

The Commerce Club

49th Floor, 191 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Brad Raffensperger, Secretary of State of Georgia, will address the Atlanta Press Club during a Newsmaker breakfast on Tuesday, February 25 at the Commerce Club.

In this election year, the process of casting votes is under scrutiny nationwide, especially after the recent Iowa political caucuses. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who took office in January 2019, will introduce the state’s new voting machines with a live demonstration and a discussion led by Mark Niesse, reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The machines will be onsite for participants to view. A Q&A about the machines will follow the discussion.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is the CEO and owner of Tendon Systems, LLC. He served two terms in the Georgia General Assembly from 2015-2019. Raffensperger earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Western University and was awarded his MBA from Georgia State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in over 30 states.

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Tuesday, February 25
7:30 a.m. – Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffet
8:15 a.m. – Discussion with Q & A
9:15 a.m. – Adjourn


The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street NE, 49th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

Dress at the Commerce Club is business attire.

The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue. Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $15 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also conveniently located nearby.


The Atlanta Press Club offers sponsorship opportunities and promotion for your company with this event. Please contact Paula Hovater at or 404-626-2882 for details and benefits.


This breakfast is open to the public.

Working journalists who wish to cover this event but not partake in breakfast may attend for free. Reservations for working journalists are required and can be made by calling 404-577-7377 or emailing


APC member tickets – $25
Nonmember tickets – $35

Tickets may be purchased here.

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Please contact us at or 404-577-7377 to purchase a table.

Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.