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Opinion: ‘Resolutions Aren’t Set in Concrete’

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Augusta commissioners voted unanimously for a resolution Tuesday opposing Georgia Senate bills aimed at tightening up election laws. The bills included things such as requiring a valid driver’s license or a photocopy to obtain absentee ballot applications, and the way absentee ballots are delivered...

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  1. We never received the absentee ballots that were mailed to us November 18,2020 for the January 5,2021 election. Now, I wonder how many absentee ballots were mailed, how many were received by voters and how many were used to cast a vote. Where are the missing ballots? All four candidates, both party State offices and the Georgia Secretary of State have been crickets to inquiry.

  2. I haven’t read a reasonable objection to the drop boxes! What do y’all think is happening?
    If you didn’t receive your ballot, there is an official website to track it and vote a provisional ballot. This is a process where assistance could be provided to those computer challenged.
    What is the objection to early voting on Sunday? What limit early voting to “only” one weekend day? What problem does that serve?

  3. Georgia has many weeks of early voting. If you are out of the country or have medical issues that prevent going in to vote then you should be able to REQUEST a absentee ballot but you should have to sign and provide ID to receive a ballot. EVERY TIME I VOTE I have to show my ID. Why would it ever be different for absentee ballots. If you are going to use ballot boxes they should be secure with cameras or a officer watching. This last election had ballots delivered to people who never requested one including me! I took my 86 year old inlaws to early voting and they were both told they had already voted,which they had not!!! How does this happen! They did get to sign a document stating they had not and got to vote again. But they don’t know for sure which vote counted! The poll worker didn’t do anything that they saw with the paper they signed before they actually voted!

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