This bill amends Title 21 to eliminate the use of bar codes, QR codes, and other machine coding on ballots as well as the use of dropboxes. The bill also adds a new subsection to Title 21 that would require a pre-election security audit of electronic ballot markers performed by a third-party contractor. The bill also removes the option of risk-limiting audits as a precertification tabulation method and requires all ballots to be audited. The bill extends the date of run-off elections to six weeks following an election.

The ACLU of Georgia is opposed to the elimination of ballot drop boxes as that is a removal of an access point for voters to cast their ballots. In addition, multiple items in this bill require immense financial costs that are not addressed.


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