ACLU of Georgia

HB 701 – Shortens absentee voting by mail bill

HB 701 – Shortens absentee voting by mail bill

Sponsored by: Rep. Barry Fleming 

Committee: : House Special Committee on Election Integrity


  • Adds to the existing definition of “superintendent”: an individual appointed by the State Election Board to exercise the power of election superintendent
  • The State Election Board may suspend county or municipal superintendents and appoint an individual to take their place. The appointed superintendent may exercise all the powers and duties of a superintendent, including personnel decisions regarding the director of elections, the election supervisor, and all poll officers.
  • Outlines provisions for petitioning, conducting hearings, suspension, and other procedures.

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