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Georgia’s Proposed Bill Gets Bipartisan Backlash from Local Election Officials

  • Georgia locals are coming together in a bipartisan effort to oppose a bill which county election administrators have blasted as “security theater.”

  • The bill, known as HB 1464, is expected to waste time, money, and drive off the state's already scarce election workers without meaningfully improving election integrity.

  • With growing bipartisan criticism and confusion by its authors as to what the bill actually does, HB 1464 is increasingly looking like it will fail or be gutted.

A bipartisan group of county-level election administrators — the people who actually run elections— is speaking out against HB 1464, Georgia’s new election regulation bill. They warn voters that the bill would create absurd burdens on the already dwindling force of election workers and creates a high likelihood of increased voter intimidation.

Karli Swift, at-large member of the DeKalb County election board, urged the Senate Ethics Committee to spend more time investigating House Bill 1464, which she says would make it harder to conduct local elections. Stanley Dunlap/Georgia Recorder
Karli Swift, at-large member of the DeKalb County election board, urged the Senate Ethics Committee to spend more time investigating House Bill 1464, which she says would make it harder to conduct local elections. Stanley Dunlap/Georgia Recorder

Local leaders are deeply concerned about the impact this bill would have on election integrity in the upcoming election cycle if hastily passed.


We are keeping up with all the latest developments on the new bill. You can follow along here.

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