November will be first big test for Georgia’s new election reform law
Georgia’s six-month-old election reform law will see its first major test in the coming weeks as voters across the state head to the polls for municipal elections.
Many of the provisions in the Election Integrity Act of 2021 will serve as the first wake-up call for many voters who until now hadn’t given much more than a passing glance to the acrimonious partisan dustup that led to the new law.
“There are probably a lot of voters who may be surprised when they discover that what they were able to do in 2020 is no longer available to them,” veteran political observer Charles Bullock told Atlanta Civic Circle. Bullock is the Distinguished University Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia.