ACLU of Georgia

SB 71 – Repeals no-excuse absentee ballot voting

SB 71 – Repeals no-excuse absentee ballot voting

Sponsored By: Senator Jeff Mullis et

Committee: Senate Ethics Committee 

Summary:

  • Eliminates no-excuse absentee voting, stating that electors may only cast an absentee ballot if:
    • The voter is required to be absent from their precinct during the time of the primary
    • The voter is an election worker
    • The voter is physically disabled or is a caretaker for someone who is physically disabled.
    • The primary, election, or runoff falls upon a religious holiday, and the voter is an observer of this holiday
    • The voter is required to remain at work to protect the health, life, or safety of the public the entire time the polls are open
    • The voter is 65 years of age or older

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ACLU of Georgia’s Position:

OPPOSE

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