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Sat Feb 2, 2019, 08:07 AM

Lawmaker Proposes Halting Purges of Georgia Voter Rolls

In response to the lawsuits and allegations stemming from the 2018 General Election in Georgia, the state would have to change how it updates its voter rolls if a new initiative passes through the General Assembly.

The bill was filed by House Minority Leader Bob Trammell, a Democrat from Luthersville, and seeks to strike the entire OCGA 21-2-235 code section.

The language:

• Eliminates the “no contact” disqualifier, which pulls voters from the rolls if an elector has not filed an
◦ updated voter registration card
◦ has not filed a change of name or address
◦ has not signed a petition which is required by law to be verified by the election superintendent of a county or municipality or the Secretary of State
◦ has not signed a voter’s certificate
◦ has not confirmed the elector’s continuation at the same address 16 during the preceding three calendar years

• Eliminates the requirement of the Secretary of State, during the firs six months of odd-numbered years, to “identify electors whose names appear on the no contact list”

Effectively voter rolls would not be purged anymore, as currently required by law.

The law dates back decades but was last amended by House Bill 889 in 1997, a time when Democrats were in power and controlled the Governor’s office and both chambers of the legislature.

Read more: http://evans.allongeorgia.com/georgia-state-politics/lawmaker-proposes-halting-purges-of-georgia-voter-rolls/

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