Tag Archives: election laws

Political Notes – First Zika case confirmed in Georgia

The Department of Public Health reports the first case of travel-related Zika virus in Georgia . . .

Tags: Adam Sweat , DOT board , election laws , public health , Rick Jeffares , Robert Brown , Zika virus

Fulton to pay $180,000 fine for election law violations

Fulton County settles long-standing allegations of election violations by agreeing to pay a $180,000 fine to the State Election Board . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , election laws , Fulton County , state election board

Election date bill passes Senate, over Democrats’ objections

Legislation moving state primary elections to May 20 passes the Senate, will soon be headed to Gov. Nathan Deal . . .

Tags: election laws , primary election dates

Race war erupts in Senate over DeKalb election bill

Sen. Fran Millar’s attempt to change the way DeKalb County elects its CEO results in charges of racism during Senate debate . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , DeKalb CEO , election laws , Fran Millar , Steve Henson , Steve Thompson

Georgia told to allow another week for overseas absentee ballots

Federal judge orders Georgia to give military personnel and citizens residing overseas an extra week to send in their absentee ballots for the Aug. 21 primary runoff elections . . .

Tags: absentee ballots , Brian Kemp , election laws , Justice Department , military personnel , runoff primary elections , Steve Jones

Do the new voting laws suppress voter turnout?

A debate rages over the passage of new state laws that make it procedurally more difficult to register to vote and cast a ballot on election day . . .

Tags: Brennan Center , Brian Kemp , early voting , election laws , Howard Mosby , Keith Heard , Mark Hamilton , photo ID , proof of citizenship

Election law changes get federal approval

The Department of Justice gives administrative approval to several changes in Georgia’s election laws and procedures . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , Department of Justice , election laws

Early voting period may be reduced

Rep. Mark Hamilton’s bill would reduce the early voting period in Georgia from 45 to 21 days . . .

Tags: early voting , election laws , Keith Heard , Mark Hamilton