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Response to zeusdogmom (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:59 PM

26. Actually, the new law does have some provisions that if a precinct has wait time of more than 1 hour

it has to do something to shorten those lines by the next election. Doesn't do anything for current election, but does for future election.

Here is some language from law.

If, at the previous general election, a precinct contained more than 2,000 electors and
722 if electors desiring to vote on the day of the election had to wait in line for more than one
723 hour before checking in to vote, the superintendent shall either reduce the size of such
724 precinct so that it shall contain not more than 2,000 electors in accordance with the
725 procedures prescribed by this chapter for the division, alteration, and consolidation of
726 precincts no later than 60 days before the next general election or provide additional voting
727 equipment or poll workers, or both, before the next general election. For administering this
728 Code section, the chief manager of a precinct which contained more than 2,000 electors at
729 the previous general election shall submit a report thereof to the superintendent of the
730 reported time from entering the line to checking in to vote. Such wait time shall be
731 measured no fewer than three different times throughout the day (in the morning, at
732 midday, and prior to the close of polls) and such results shall be recorded on a form provided by the Secretary of State. Any such change in the boundaries of a precinct shall
734 conform with the requirements of subsection (a) of Code Section 21-2-261.1."
. . . . . .

It would really help if people read this legislation.


Worth noting that in 2020, the wait times on November 3 were not that long -- mainly because so many voted by mail and during early voting.

Fortunately, I think both Stacy Abrams and Atlanta Mayor Bottoms have read the law and realize that the sooner we quit fretting and start getting info out to voters, we can beat these GOPers again.

The worst thing the law does is perpetuate trump's lies about the election was stolen. The second worst aspect is that the state COULD take some actions after an election to help folks like trump in the future, but they could have done that after Nov 3rd. I remain confident they won't get away with that. With all that said, would love to see the law struck down by Courts, but not counting on that.

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