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
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
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that around 1000 Georgians are being investigated for voting twice (once through an absentee ballot and once in person) during the state’s June 9 primary. It remains unclear how many of these double voters did so out of malignant intent and how many voted twice because they were concerned that their absentee ballot would not be counted. Visit Atlanta Journal Constitution to learn more.