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Georgia's New Voting Law (SB 202) is Undermining Election Integrity in Georgia

Makes it Harder for American Citizens to Cast a Ballot by:

  • Restricting a registered voter's right to cast a provisional ballot if they show up to the wrong polling site,

  • Limiting the use of secure drop boxes to only inside early vote locations and only during reduced early voting hours.

Hyper-Criminalizes Voting by:

  • Making it illegal for poll workers at churches to hand out water and snacks to people waiting in long lines,

  • Creating new sanctions for churches and nonprofits that help citizens learn how to legally vote by mail,

  • Allowing children as young as 13 to be charged with a felony for witnessing a voter cast their ballot.

Encourages Voter Caging (Challenging Someone's Vote) by:

  • Explicitly allowing an individual to challenge an unlimited number of voters and sanctioning counties that refuse to investigate every challenge. This unfunded mandate allowed individuals to frivolously challenge the eligibility of 364,000 voters in Georgia just two weeks before the 2020 run-off election, overwhelming election offices and forcing legal voters to justify themselves to strangers. 

Centralizes Power Over Elections in the Hands of Governing Party by:

  • Taking election oversight away from the elected Secretary of State and giving it to the majority party, giving people with political agendas the power to fire and replace entire county Board of Elections and any local election worker at will.