Georgia Election Law

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Voter Registration

Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodOnline, by mail, DMVNo changeNo legislative movement
DeadlineTwenty-eight (28) days prior to election. No changeNo legislative movement
AutomaticYesNo changeNo legislative movement
Same DayNoNo changeNo legislative movement

Absentee Ballot Application

Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo excuse required. No changeNo legislative movement.
AutomaticNoNo change. SB202 - Line 965


Disallows the affirmative sending out of absentee ballot applications.
DeadlineEleven (11) days before election day. No change.No legislative movement.
Valid for X# of CyclesSame cycle only. No change. No legislative movement.

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDRequiredNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxNot mentioned in statutes.No ChangesSB202 - Line 1172


Codifies use of ballot drop boxes. Mandates that drop boxes must be under constant surveillance by election official or designee.
Return Deadline7PM on Election DayNo Changes

Ballot Harvesting

Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNoNo change
Limited 3rd PartyFamily member or household memberNo changeSB202 - Line 2444


Makes ballot delivery by anybody but a family member or household member a felony.
Paid Political Operatives

Early Voting

Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Movement
In PersonYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Movement

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo changeSB 202 - Line 944


Provide the number on a driver's license or other state ID. If applicant doesn't have either, he/she may supply another form of ID and affix a photo image of that ID.
Witness StatementNoNo changeNo legislative movement
Other- - -
Cure ProcessAllowed three days after election. No changeNo legislative movement

Voter Identification - In Person

Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDRequiredNo changeNo legislative movement
Other OptionsNoneNo changeNo legislative movement
Provisional BallotsGiven if no photo ID available. Can be cured up to three days after election. No changeNo legislative movement

Voting Day

Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours7:00 AM - 7:00 PMNo changeNo legislative movement
Wait TimeNot mentionedNo changeSB202 - Line 721


If wait times exceed one hour, the size of the precinct will be reduced at the next election.
Electioneering150 FeetNo changeNo legislative movement
Other- - -

Voter Rolls

Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyContinuousNo changeNo legislative movement
Voter RemovalDeath, moving, missing two consecutive general elections. No changeNo legislative movement

Have rational Americans had enough of the left’s voting law games yet?

Democrats are playing a long game to quash state election reform and pave the way for their obscene federalized election law fantasy.

Georgia and its new voting law provide a perfect example of how the left plans to attack future states that dare to exercise their constitutional authority and clean up the mess they created in the 2020 election cycle. Are rational Americans going to push back and finally scream, “Enough!”  Or are we going to roll over and pretend that the left’s political manipulations are simply misstatements that have yet to be retracted?

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