Indiana Gov. Mike Pence attempted to alleviate voters' concerns about a "rigged" election in Georgia on Monday.

When the GOP vice presidential nominee took questions from a Georgia crowd, his audience expressed growing anxiety about the accuracy of the upcoming election. Donald Trump's running mate sought to assuage their worries and urged Georgians to "take greater ownership of the election here in Georgia by getting involved yourself."

"On Election Day and in early voting, be there, be a part of it," Pence said in response to a question. "The American people can ensure that these elections are administered with integrity, I promise you that."

But the Georgia crowd did not seem quite so sure. A second questioner pressed the vice presidential nominee on how to prevent various forms of voter fraud.

"Here in the state of Georgia, we have the electronic machines, and I know there's been a lot of things on the web about being able to rig those and so how can we make sure that's not done?" a second Georgian asked.

"I think that it's not the mechanism that we administer the votes that ought to create any anxiety — we live in an information age. We can do that," Pence said. "I really do believe that holding accountable those that administer our elections and being involved in that process is very important, very real."

Pence said he understood the voters' anxiety about voter fraud and added, "Elections actually happen at the precinct level and that's where the votes are counted. And so rolling your sleeves up, getting involved at the precinct level, I'm confident that the American people can ensure the integrity of America's elections. I'm confident of that."

Trump, however, does not sound nearly so confident. Earlier this month, Trump told a crowd in Ohio, "I'm afraid the election's going to be rigged. I have to be honest."

Pence's answer to Georgia voters differed greatly from the fear expressed by Trump. The mixed message offered by the candidates on the GOP ticket may lead to confusion by Republican voters on Election Day, especially if things do not go exactly as they hope.

Georgia has served as a reliable red state throughout the 21st century, but it has become competitive in 2016 and could go blue for Hillary Clinton.

Clinton maintains a 0.3-percentage-point lead on Trump in RealClearPolitics' average of Georgia polls, meaning the state is effectively tied. Encouraged by early signs from the Peach State, the Clinton campaign has mobilized in Georgia.

If Clinton succeeds at flipping Georgia, concerns about a rigged election could lead to Georgia Republicans questioning or rejecting the legitimacy of the outcome.