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 approvalRequires that each county create a legislative oversight board comprised of electors from the said county that have been appointed by members of the General AssemblyStates that an elections official … Continue reading Special Committee for Election Integrity Assigned Legislation Update

Georgia Republicans Propose House Bill 531 to Add New Restrictions to State Voting Laws

48-page House Bill 531 was introduced on Thursday, February 18, and was sponsored by only Republican representatives in Georgia’s state house.  These sponsors claim that their primary intention in passing HB531 was to restore voters’ faith in elections, seeing as approximately 40% of Georgia voters report that they believe that there was some degree of … Continue reading Georgia Republicans Propose House Bill 531 to Add New Restrictions to State Voting Laws

House Special Committee on Election Integrity Meeting 2/4/21

Move to pass 2021 -2022 Election Integrity rules A suggestion is made to move to 5 to 6 members for the committee. Rules passed House Bill 270B Absentee ballot application deadline (or rather the issuance of a ballot once an application has been received) would be moved from the Friday before an election to the … Continue reading House Special Committee on Election Integrity Meeting 2/4/21

Georgia House Speaker Appoints Special Comittee on Election Integrity 01/28/21

At the beginning of the 2021 legislative session, Georgia House Speaker David Ralston appointed a novel Special Committee on Election Integrity. His decision to create said committee was grounded in his desire to address lingering concerns regarding Georgia's Election processes stemming from the 2020 election cycle. According to Ralston, the committee was designed to address … Continue reading Georgia House Speaker Appoints Special Comittee on Election Integrity 01/28/21