Elections (64)
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Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0022 NeutralElections - Authorize Voters to Cast Ballot in any Local Precinct Roger Bruce
1/25/2017 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
2017/01/27-Report Elections General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation allows the election superintendent to authorize voters to vote in any precinct in the county.  The election superintendent must ensure that there are safeguards to protect against voters voting in more than once, there are enough ballots of each style available at each precinct to accommodate voters using a different precinct, there is sufficient DRE voting equipment at each precinct, and there are sufficient poll workers available at each precinct.
HB 0042 InactiveElections - Superintendent Authorized to Correct Minor Ballot Mistake Eddie Lumsden
2/23/2017 Effective Date Governmental Affairs Ethics -
2017/01/13-Report 2017/02/17-Report Elections General County Government Todd Edwards

This legislation allows the election superintendent to correct mistakes or omissions in the printing of official ballots or the programming of the display of the official ballot on the DRE voting equipment for local government candidates.  Currently, said correction must be required by the superior court following an application by an elector.   

HB 0133 NeutralWrite-in Candidates - Change Petition Requirements John Pezold
1/30/2017 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
Elections General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation amends the requirements for nominating a candidate by petition.  Current law requires the petition to be signed by 1 percent of total registered voters eligible to vote in the last election.  This bill requires the petition to be signed by at least 2 percent of the total number of votes cast in the last election.  
HB 0164 NeutralElections - Only Those Elected to Office Listed as "Incumbents" Betty Price
1/31/2017 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
2017/02/03-Report Elections General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation seeks to specify that only current officers who were elected to their offices may be designated as "incumbents" on the ballot.  Current officers who were appointed to fill a vacancy would not be considered an "incumbent" on the ballot.
HB 0167 EvaluatingElections - Georgia Timely Process Act Patty Bentley
1/31/2017 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
2017/02/03-Report Elections General County Government Mandate Todd Edwards
This legislation requires county voter registration officials to process all applications for voter registration within 45 days of the initial receipt.   
HB 0169 NeutralCharlton County; probate judge; provide nonpartisan elections John Corbett
1/1/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Elections General County Government Local Legislation Probate Court Public Safety and Courts
HB 0180 EvaluatingElections - Counties Must Beef Up Polling Locations for Convenience David Dreyer
2/1/2017 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
Elections General County Government Mandate Todd Edwards
This legislation requires counties to have at least one advance voting location for each 150,000 electors in the county.  It requires that no elector have to go more than 25 miles to a polling place using the most direct rout of travel from the elector's residence.  Any precincts with polling places requiring more than 25 miles of travel would be required to divide or have the polling place relocated.  HB 180 prohibits changing a polling place within 90 days of an election or primary except in the case of emergency or unavoidable event.  It also allows voters to change their addresses and vote on election or primary days.
HB 0219 InactiveCoweta County; board of elections and registration; create Lynn Smith
5/1/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Elections General County Government Local Legislation
HB 0254 InactiveEmanuel County; Board of Education; provide nonpartisan elections for members Butch Parrish
5/3/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Elections General County Government Local Legislation
HB 0255 InactiveEmanuel County; Board of Education; change description of districts Butch Parrish
5/2/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Elections General County Government Local Legislation
HB 0268 NeutralElections - Numerous Changes Barry Fleming
7/1/2017 Effective Date Governmental Affairs Ethics -
2017/02/10 - Report 2017/02/17-Report 2017/02/24 - Report 2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/17 - Report
Elections General County Government Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation makes several changes to the elections laws, including the deadlines for election superintendents to complete their certification course; repeal of the nomination petition requirement; dates for filing the notice of candidacy; revisions to third-party filings for candidacy; removing references to municipal election registrars; the evidence of citizenship for voting purposes; requirements for personal identification on voter registration forms; provisions for changing a voter's address; polling places outside a voter's precinct; correcting printed and electronic ballots; application for an absentee ballot; oath of application absentee ballot; and the conduct of campaign activities in the vicinity to polling places.  For the Senate's summary of the bill, please click here.    
HB 0349 InactiveGrantville, City of; election and terms of office for mayor and councilmembers from Posts 1 and 2; provide Robert Trammell
5/3/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Elections General County Government
HB 0362 OpposeLame Duck - Change Commissioners' Term in Office Andrew Welch
3/30/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Governmental Affairs --
2017/02/17-Report 2017/02/24 - Report Elections General County Government Todd Edwards
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All county commissioners elected on or after January 1, 2017, must take office on the Monday following their election so long as it is at least five days following the certification of election results.  If a petition to contest the election is filed, then the newly-elected commissioner takes office on the Monday following a judgment rendered, or the withdrawal or dismissal of the petition.  The officeholder shall be sworn in at the next county commission meeting - which shall be held no later than two weeks following their term of office.  For a full summary of this legislation, please click here.    

HB 0380 InactiveEchols County; board of education; revise districts for election of members John Corbett
5/2/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Elections Local Legislation
HB 0399 NegotiatingEthics - No Longer Filing Campaign Disclosure Reports at Local Level Wendell Willard
2/21/2017 House Second Readers Judiciary --
2017/02/24 - Report Elections Ethics General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation amends the Ethics in Government Act in many areas, particularly to charges, hearings and evidence before the ethics commission, and penalties for violations.  Of possible concern to county commissioners is that campaign contribution disclosure reports can only be filed on paper (for a $40 fee) or directly on the ethics commission's Web site.  Candidates may no longer file with their local election superintendent.  ACCG would like to have all the aforementioned methods available to candidates.        
HB 0457 NeutralBrooks County; Magistrate Court chief judge; provide nonpartisan elections Amy Carter
7/1/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Elections General County Government Local Legislation Magistrate Court Public Safety and Courts
HB 0461 InactiveHeard County; board of elections and registration; create Randy Nix
5/3/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Elections General County Government Local Legislation
HB 0477 InactiveAppling County; board of elections and registration; create Chad Nimmer
5/3/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Elections Local Legislation
HB 0485 InactiveDistilled Spirits: Allow Manufacture in Dry Counties Mike Glanton
5/9/2017 Effective Date Regulated Industries Regulated Industries and Utilities -
Alcohol/Tobacco Elections General County Government Todd Edwards
This bill allows counties to authorize the manufacture and distribution of distiled spirits within their jurisdiction via the adoption of an ordinance or resolution.  Counties may determine the location of the distillery.  Under current law distilleries are subject to the same laws governing hard liquor package sales which require the county adopt a resolution, a petition be signed by 35% of all registered voters, and adoption of a public referendum.    
HB 0503 InactiveRandolph County; board of elections and registration; create Gerald Greene
5/3/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Elections General County Government Local Legislation
HB 0507 NeutralJonesboro, City of; governing authority; create districts for election of members Mike Glanton
5/8/2018 Veto V4 Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Elections General County Government Local Legislation
HB 0520 EvaluatingElections - Absentee Ballot Requests to be Mailed Indefinitely Craig Gordon
3/3/2017 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
Elections General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation allows voters requesting an absentee ballot to request having an annual absentee request form sent to them annually, indefinitely.   
HB 0532 InactiveFayette County; Board of Commissioners of Roads and Revenues; provide for qualifications of members Josh Bonner
5/3/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Elections General County Government Local Legislation
HB 0534 InactiveRoswell, City of; councilmember; provide that no one person hold office more than three consecutive terms Betty Price
5/3/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Elections Form of Government General County Government Local Legislation
HB 0551 NeutralCandler County; Act to create a board of elections and registration; repeal Butch Parrish
7/1/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Elections General County Government Local Legislation
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