Strict absentee voting limits proposed after record Georgia turnout
In the wake of major Democratic victories in Georgia, the state’s Republican-led state legislature is considering a number of proposals which will limit access to voting. These include eliminating no-excuse absentee voting, banning ballot drop boxes, requiring photo ID when casting an absentee ballot, and forbidding the government from mailing absentee ballot applications. Democrats claim these efforts are deliberate attempts to suppress voter turnout while Republicans claim that there will still be ample opportunities to vote and protecting election integrity is more important than expanding voter participation.
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A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.