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Omnibus Elections Bill to Overhaul Vote-by-Mail in Georgia Faces Debate



ATLANTA – An omnibus bill proposing broad changes to Georgia’s absentee and in-person voting faced more debate in a State House of Representatives Committee on Monday, adding to a trove of other elections-focused bills in the state senate.

The 59-page bill contains roughly two dozen changes incl...

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  1. Concerning photo IDs as a requirement to vote: What’s the big deal? Upon arrival at a polling precinct, you MUST present a photo ID. A driver’s license or a state ID card are acceptable. If you vote via absentee ballot, you should also be required to have proof of residency and registration. Maybe I’m wrong, but it appears to me that many legislators and citizens in Georgia want to allow voters to cast a ballot without any regard to identification. One must be a legal citizen to vote. Why is there such a controversy over this? I’m sure our county government could choose one day per month and allow public transportation to offer free rides to the local DDS offices. An eight-year ID card costs $32 in Georgia. It would not bother me if our county government picked up the tab for this meager expense, but I’m willing to bet this offer would still be looked at as stifling the rights of the downtrodden. So it goes!

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