On March 25, Governor Brian Kemp signed SB 202, making sweeping changes to Georgia’s election law in response to the 2020 election. Several of its key points have raised concern:
• Driver’s license numbers or other documentation required to check identity, replacing signature matching processes, for absentee ballots.
• As little as one week allowed for early voting before runoffs, down from three weeks.
• Criminalize “line warming” practice where volunteers hand out food and water to voters in long lines.
• Limit access to ballot dropboxes while codifying them into law.
• Ban the use of provisional ballots for most cases of out-of-precinct voting.