Option to Reduce Advance Voting Period in Elections of Cities Under 2,500 Population
This legislation would allow cities under 2,500 population to conduct a referendum to approve shortening the advance voting time-frame in elections or run-offs solely when municipal elections are held. If the referendum passes, advance voting would be for five business days beginning on Monday of the week prior to an election or runoff and shall end on Friday at the end of the week.
Municipalities under 2,500 population could reverse any shortening of advance voting in the same manner by holding a referendum.
Additionally, this legislation would allow cities under 2,500 to staff advance voting locations with a minimum of two poll workers.
In Georgia, there are 325 (60.4%) cities under 2,500 according to 2017 Census estimates.
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