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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has issued an executive order designed to reduce the impact of Georgia’s new voting law on voters of color. The order plans to find ways to expand access to the ballot box for Atlanta voters, including training city staff on voter registration, how to obtain required identification, and general information concerning early, absentee, and in-person voting.Visit the Atlanta Journal Constitution to learn more.Image credit: Senate Democrats (CC BY 2.0)   Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc

The Georgia Senate voted to restrict absentee voting to those who are at least 65 years old, have a physical disability, or are out of town. They also voted to require Georgians to provide a driver’s license number, state ID, or other identification. The bill passed on a party-line vote, with Republicans supporting and Democrats opposing the measure.Visit the Atlanta Journal Constitution to learn more.Image credit: Connor Carey (CC BY-SA 3.0)  Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming

A federal judge has narrowed the focus of a sweeping 2018 lawsuit filed by voting rights activists in Georgia alleging multiple issues with the state’s voting laws. The judge has limited the lawsuit to focus primarily on the state’s voter purge law. The judge threw out claims about voting machines, voter list security, polling place closures, and inadequate resources, arguing that changes in the law since 2018 and a lack of standing by the plaintiffs have made those claims irrelevant. A trial could be

Democrats in Georgia have introduced a bill which would restore voting rights to felons. The bill’s supporters claim that felon disenfranchisement is rooted in the state’s history of preventing African American residents from voting and needs to end. The bill stands little chance of passage, as Republicans largely oppose it.Visit the Atlanta Constitution Journal to learn more.  Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools

A federal judge is considering claims from a voting rights organization that Georgia’s election laws and practices disenfranchise voters, especially African-American voters, and that Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is responsible for the problems these laws create. Attorneys for Raffensperger counter that changes to election law made since 2018 and the record turnout in the 2020 election illustrate that claims of voter suppression are unfounded.Visit the Atlanta Constitution Journal to learn more.  Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the