Elections are very important this year in the transportation realm, and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is helping the voter registration effort by offering space in its stations for nonpartisan volunteers to add new voters to the rolls.
The July 31 primary is an important election for Atlanta area public transit supporters, including a referendum across the 10-county MARTA service area proposing a 1 percent regional sales tax to provide $8.5 billion for transportation improvements.
MARTA invited other organizations to bring their registration efforts into the stations, and MARTA trained voter registration volunteers. Passengers then stopped by the tables to fill out voter registration forms during their walk to or from the trains. The sponsoring organizations were responsible for submitting the information to the appropriate government body.