Contents of Georgia’s Newly Passed Voting Law (SB202)

Governor Brian Kemp signed the extensive SB 202 into law on Thursday, March 25, which made serious changes to how the democratic process will be conducted in the State of Georgia. This bill, dubbed the “Election Integrity Act of 2021,” passed out of legislative session with a party-line vote, with members of the Georgia Republican … Continue reading Contents of Georgia’s Newly Passed Voting Law (SB202)

GA House of Representatives Governmental Affairs Meeting to Discuss 2020 Elections 12/23/20

Georgia House of Representatives Governmental Affairs Meeting You can view the entire meeting here: https://livestream.com/accounts/25225474/events/9117221/videos/215253349 Overview: Ryan Germany investigation update:Discusses the amount of misinformation coming from media outlets - they are now having to issue retractions5752 voters were identified with signature match issuesThis is 4.3% of all votes castHigher than previous years but consistent with … Continue reading GA House of Representatives Governmental Affairs Meeting to Discuss 2020 Elections 12/23/20

State Election Board Meeting 09/10/20

Present: SOS, R. Sullivan, A. Le, D. Worley, M. Mashburn  Approval of previous minutes: Full approval Public comments:  -George Balbona: Questions about spending from Ronbeck on costs of mailing ballots in June. Also concerned about document he received that was redacted - showed info on broken seal on poll pad.  -Dan Gasaway: Fmr. House Representative; … Continue reading State Election Board Meeting 09/10/20

State Election Board Special Called Meeting 08/10/20

Summary: Election workers will now be able to start processing absentee ballots 2 weeks prior to election day to speed up election results due to the large # of absentee ballots that are being used during the Covid-19 pandemic.An online portal will be created for voters to apply for their absentee ballots. Attendees: S.O.S: Brad … Continue reading State Election Board Special Called Meeting 08/10/20

State Election Board – Proposed Amended Emergency Rules for 08/10 Meeting

As mentioned in the New State Election Board Meeting Notices Added post, there have been several State Election Board meeting added recently. See below for the just released Proposed Emergency Rules that will be presented at the August 10th State Election Board meeting. RULE 183-1-14-1.0-.16 Draft Emergency Rule re. Absentee Ballot Portal RULE 183-1-14-0.9-.15 Processing Absentee … Continue reading State Election Board – Proposed Amended Emergency Rules for 08/10 Meeting

SoS Claims Dekalb Inactive Voter Plan “Would Open Election to Fraud” — Here are the Facts

08/05/2020 -- This morning, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office released a press statement on the SOS website titled, "DEKALB COUNTY PROPOSAL WOULD OPEN ELECTION TO FRAUD." This statement is posted under "Latest Election News" but the article is actually only an opinion held by the SoS as he requested Dekalb County rescind their decision … Continue reading SoS Claims Dekalb Inactive Voter Plan “Would Open Election to Fraud” — Here are the Facts

Senate Bill 463 would have Prevented Mailing of Absentee Ballot Applications

The Georgia House Committee on Governmental Affairs approved Senate Bill 463. This bill includes an amendment that would stop proactively mailing out ballot applications at both the state and local level. This comes after Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger’s office mailed absentee ballot request forms to 6.9 million Georgia voters for the June 9th primary … Continue reading Senate Bill 463 would have Prevented Mailing of Absentee Ballot Applications

State of Georgia to Resend Absentee Ballot Applications

Many active voters who receive their mail at P.O Boxes did not get an absentee ballot application “Gabriel Sterling, the implementation manager for the state’s voting system, said the Secretary of State’s office will soon mail new request forms to about 323,000 voters,” according to an article in The Atlanta Journal- Constitution published Tuesday. Read … Continue reading State of Georgia to Resend Absentee Ballot Applications

The State of Georgia’s Official Rules Regarding Absentee Ballot Drop Off Boxes

Georgia Rule 183-1-14-0.6-14 refers to the requirements County Registrars must adhere to regarding secure absentee ballot drop boxes. In summary, County Registrars are authorized to establish one or more drop box locations only on County or municipal government property, generally accessible to the public. Drop box locations may open beginning 49 days before Election Day … Continue reading The State of Georgia’s Official Rules Regarding Absentee Ballot Drop Off Boxes

Board of Elections Meetings Scheduled for the Week of April 27-May 1, 2020

The following is a list of the Board of Elections meetings scheduled for the week of April 27-May 1, 2020, and how they can be attended amid COVID-19. Monday, April 27 Liberty County 4 p.m. in-person in the Old Courthouse- Downtown Lamar County- 6 p.m. in-person in the Administration Building, 408 Thomaston Street, Suite D, … Continue reading Board of Elections Meetings Scheduled for the Week of April 27-May 1, 2020