Wed., September 7, 2011 4:27pm
Gov. Nathan Deal signed off on Georgia’s new congressional districts Wednesday. They now head to Washington, D.C., for review by the federal government.
Wed., August 31, 2011 5:00pm
The state Senate passed new congressional district maps Wednesday, the last major event of this year’s special legislative session. Gov. Nathan Deal will sign off on them and then submit them to the federal government for approval.
Thu., August 18, 2011 4:33pm
The Republican-controlled state House approved new district maps Thursday. Democrats say the majority party is using the Voting Rights Act to segregate the legislature. But Republicans dismissed the questions as posturing for an eventual court fight again
Sun., August 14, 2011 9:11pm
Legislators return to the state Capitol Monday for a special session to re-draw legislative maps. It will determine the lines of both state legislative and congressional districts. The process will affect how Georgians vote for the next ten years.
Tue., March 22, 2011 3:39pm
Shortening the early voting window in the state is gaining popularity in both chambers of the general assembly. A house bill passed out of a senate committee Tuesday. Many local communities pushed for the measure in order to save money.
Tue., November 16, 2010 4:26pm
The state wants a new voter verification check, but some groups worry how it will affect minority voters.
Mon., November 15, 2010 3:37pm
The State of Georgia is suing the U.S. Justice Department in order to enact a law that requires citizenship verification along with voter registration applications.
Wed., June 23, 2010 5:13pm
The secretary of state says they just comply with the federal Help America Vote Act, but legal analysts say Georgia’s implementation goes beyond what federal law requires.
Wed., August 12, 2009 2:03pm
Secretary of State Karen Handel has asked the DOJ to reconsider its rejecti