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Georgia Bill Would Stop Officials From Mailing Absentee Ballot Applications

ATLANTA (AP)– Republicans managing a Georgia House committee authorized legislation Wednesday that would avoid election officials from proactively sending out mail ballot demand types to citizens ahead of an election.

If it makes it through both chambers and gets Gov. Brian Kemp’s signature, it might work ahead of November’s basic elections.

To safeguard ballot rights throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican politician, sent out absentee ballot applications to almost 7 million active signed up citizens for the state’s June 9 main elections, allowing big numbers to prevent needing to vote face to face. That added to increased turnout, with turnout especially high amongst Democrats.

The election was spoiled by issues after survey employees left in worry of getting contaminated and their replacements had problem with brand-new ballot equipment, adding to hours- long lines at the combined ballot websites.

Senate Bill 463 proposes numerous changes to Georgia election law, consisting of providing county election officials freedom in choosing how numerous ballot machines they’ll need for particular elections. It was modified Wednesday early morning in your home Governmental Affairs Committee to consist of language that would obstruct Raffensperger’s office in addition to counties from proactively mailing out absentee ballot applications.

Under the bill, specific citizens would basically be delegated start the procedure themselves if they wish to vote absentee.

Republican Rep. Shaw Blackmon, chairman of the committee, stated the modification is suggested to assist county election officials prevent being flooded with absentee ballot applications, as occurred prior to the June 9 main.

“There’s no attempt in any way to remove the ability to request or vote in this particular manner,” Blackmon stated. “It just is a capacity issue.”

Rep. Renitta Shannon, a Democrat from Decatur on the panel, spoke in opposition to the step.

“The secretary of state has already said that he is not going to send out proactively absentee applications,” Shannon stated. “This ties the hands of local governments if they want to do that to help in their elections.”

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