Georgia Republicans advance new election reform legislation

“This replaces the signature match for absentee voters”

Republicans in the Georgia House have passed a sweeping voter reform bill. The measure that would restrict various aspects of voting in Georgia was strongly opposed by Democrats, some of them protesting outside the State Capitol.

The bill would limit early voting days, especially on Sundays, as well as the locations of ballot drop boxes. Applying for an absentee ballot would mean providing a driver’s license or state ID number or a picture of an approved photo ID. That provision is discussed by Hart County Republican Representative Alan Powell, who says “this replaces the signature match for absentee voters applying for a ballot with a Georgia drivers license number or a drivers license ID.”

The bill now goes to the Georgia Senate

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