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Special Committee for Election Integrity Assigned Legislation Update

  • HB 132: Adds mandates that enable monitoring of county election procedures:
    • Requires that counties submit written election procedures every odd-numbered year for State Board of Election approval
    • Requires that each county create a legislative oversight board comprised of electors from the said county that have been appointed by members of the General Assembly
    • States that an elections official or poll officer who willfully violates their oath will be if convicted, punished by 1-5 years in prison
  • HB 136: Allows counties without Board of Elections to fill vacancies in the office of the judge of the probate court, and provides for these replacements to act in the full capacity of the probate judge for the duration of their necessary tenure and be compensated for their time. 
  • HB 227: Requires that voters submit a photocopy of any government-issued I.D. when voting via absentee ballots unless said person is automatically deemed eligible for absentee voting under the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Absentee Voting Act. 
  • HB 228: Mandates that Driver’s licenses issued to non-citizens clearly indicate that the holder is not a U.S. citizen and that said I.D cannot be used as a voter I.D. during an election.
  • HB 250: Prohibits county election boards from changing the location of advance voting precincts during the 60 day period prior to the general primary, general elections, and runoff elections that may result from said general elections. It also prohibits that these locations be changed in the 30 day period prior to special elections. It also provides procedures for when emergencies require exemptions to this rule. 
  •  HB 267: Requires that any person who registers to vote by mail must have first voted in person in the state of Georgia unless they are entitled to vote by mail due to age, disability, or federal law.
  • HB 270: All absentee ballot applications must be received by the absentee ballot clerk no later than 5:00pm on the second Friday before the primary, election, or runoff. All ballots shall be mailed no later than 3 business after application receipt, and no absentee ballots shall be issued or mailed after the close of business on the Wednesday before the primary, election, or runoff. 
  • HB 280: Eliminates certain elector list maintenance activities, so that officials can no longer purge voters from the polls due to lack of participation in the political process. 
  • HB 284: Allows counties to adopt instant runoff voting if they so choose, and outlines the procedures through which such voting strategies must be carried out. 
  • HB 325: Requires that an elector falls into one of the following categories to be eligible to vote via absentee ballot:
    • Absent from their precinct during the time of the primary
    • Will perform official duties in connection with the election in question
    • Is unable to reach the precinct due to physical disability
    • Cannot vote in-person due to observance of a religious holiday
    • IS required to remain on-duty for the protection of health, life, or safety during the times that the polls are open
    • Is 65 years of age or older
  • HB 326: Prohibits all voting machines from being connected to any form of wireless technology, and provides for the removal  or disabling of such connections

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