GA SB 112
1 To amend Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elections, so as to
2 remove the requirement that independent and political body candidates file nomination
3 petitions for ballot access; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.”
Senate Bill 112 proposes to remove all current petition signature requirements that independents or most third party candidates must gather to have their name placed on an election ballot when running for an office.
Proponents contend that this simplification of Georgia election code levels the playing field so that all Georgians can run for office on a fair and equal basis regardless of political party affiliation. They also contend that it reduces costly county paperwork processing and will save Georgia taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees currently spent to defend Georgia’s existing ballot access laws.
Opponents contend that it could lead to overcrowding of the ballot and voter confusion.
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