A federal judge in Georgia has declined to block part of a sweeping election law that shortened the state's runoff election period to four weeks from nine weeks. The judge said Friday that plaintiffs hadn't proved that the shorter period disproportionately harmed Black voters.
Georgia’s special legislative session to redistrict voting maps could wrap up the process before the court-imposed deadline.
In an October ruling, U.S. District Judge Steve Jones ordered the legislature to draw five additional Black-majority districts in the House and two additional Black-majority districts in the Senate to accommodate increases in Georgia’s Black population in the last decade. On Friday, Republicans said their new maps honor Jones’ ruling.
The bill would enforce new measures protecting local state election administrations from partisan interference.
“Vote by mail is a critical option that should be available to every voter to cast their ballots especially since this runoff coincides with final exams, the end of the semester and holiday,” a young voter said.
After eclipsing the 2018 midterm elections turnout on the first day of early voting this week, on Day 2 Georgians surpassed the turnout of the 2020 presidential election's second day of early voting.
ATLANTA – A federal judge has dismissed a voting rights group’s lawsuit, confirming VoteAmerica’s online tool that helps people obtain absentee ballots is legal under the terms of Senate Bill 202, the voting reform law the General Assembly adopted last year.
False claims about the 2020 presidential election by former President Donald Trump and his allies are spurring new interest in working the polls in Georgia and elsewhere for the upcoming midterm elections, but for different reasons.
Voting advocacy groups in Georgia are working to mobilize a disengaged and diverse group of voters for the upcoming midterm elections that will determine not just leadership of the state government but could also once again decide control in Congress.
A third of Olivia Coley-Pearson's neighbors in Coffee County struggle to read at a basic level, and she wants to make sure they have help navigating their ballots. It's an effort that runs counter to other efforts to block help at the voting booth for people who struggle to read — a group that amounts to about 48 million Americans, or more than a fifth of the adult population.
Friday on Political Rewind: Attorney General Merrick Garland wants to unseal the warrant that led to an FBI search of Mar-a-Lago. Plus, a special panel of guests discusses voting in Georgia, including its history of discriminatory voting rules, Senate Bill 202, the experiences of election workers and more.
A federal judge has ruled that Georgia's statewide election of its five public service commissioners illegally dilutes Black voting power. The judge on Friday ordered the state to not prepare ballots for two races that had been scheduled in November.
Friday on Political Rewind: After claiming the 2020 election was rigged, Republicans are mobilizing election volunteers and disputing individual voter registrations statewide. Plus, teachers are better-paid this school year, but they face new restrictions on teaching race and gender.
A change in a Georgia website may have resulted in a sharp drop in people registering to vote as they obtained driver's licenses. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution finds the share of Georgians registering or updating information through the Department of Driver Services fell from 79% in 2020 to 39% last year.
The fire station voting sites used for two smaller, rural precincts had few Election Day voters and caused extra problems for elections officials.