Georgia has a new slate of voting laws after Gov. Brian Kemp signed a 98-page bill Thursday. From absentee restrictions to more flexibility with voting equipment, here's a look at all the changes.
Monday on Political Rewind: As the legislative session winds down, efforts to change how Georgians vote move in two directions. Lawmakers have taken off the table the most restrict measures: ending no excuse absentee voting and eliminating Sunday early voting. But now, proposals that would likely give Republicans an edge in runoffs and special elections have emerged.
As lawmakers work on a massive voting bill that would make sweeping changes to how elections are run in Georgia, some local elections officials say proposals would make their jobs harder and hurt voters.
With Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and three Republican senators skipping debate, a slim majority of the Georgia Senate approved SB 241, an omnibus voting bill that would end no-excuse absentee voting after 16 years.
After record election turnout that led to big Democratic wins in Georgia, Republican lawmakers are now pushing legislation that would restrict voter access. On Georgia Today, GPB producer Rahul Bali explains how elections could look the next time Georgians head to the polls.
Voting Bills being considered in the state legislature would eliminate options local officials used to make voting easier. A close look at two counties shows how it could play out.
Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger supports adding an ID requirement to absentee ballot applications but thinks more input from local officials is needed to tweak voting laws in Georgia.
Georgia’s Senate Ethics Committee is set to consider Republican-sponsored election bills Thursday that eliminate no-excuse absentee voting and require an ID to vote by mail.
The former senator, who lost to Sen. Jon Ossoff in one of two Georgia runoff elections, would seek the seat of Sen. Raphael Warnock next year. He filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.
The appointed Fulton County Board of Registration and Election voted 3-2 to fire Elections Director Rick Barron, despite support from his staff and a successful November election, because of lingering problems with how Georgia's largest county runs its vote-counting processes.
On Georgia Today, GPB political reporter Stephen Fowler discusses Georgia's role in former President Trump’s second impeachment trial, and whether there could be criminal charges tied to Trump’s interference in the presidential election.
Nearly half of the Georgia state Senate committees headed by Republicans are now led by lawmakers who supported efforts to overturn the November election or promoted false claims of widespread election fraud, a review by the Georgia News Lab and GPB News has found.
Smartmatic, an election technology company, sued the network for its "disinformation campaign" waged by people unhappy with President Biden's election victory.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Georgia election officials announced they have opened an investigation into the now infamous phone call between Trump and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
In news from the General Assembly, a bill to legalize sports betting in Georgia could be on the floor of the state House this week. Republican Lawmakers are also considering measures to put new constraints on mail-in voting.
The Georgia secretary of state's office is looking into whether Wood was actually a resident of South Carolina when he voted in the November general election.