ATLANTA — After Georgia Republicans’ party-line vote yesterday to desperately push SB 202 through both chambers of the legislature before Brian Kemp scrambled to sign this reckless legislation, Georgians are overwhelmingly opposed to this bill’s anti-voter provisions.
Across the board, Georgians — including in some cases a majority of Republicans — oppose critical provisions of SB 202:
- Criminalizing Line Warming: Nearly eight-in-ten Georgians — including more than six-in-ten Republicans — oppose the SB 202 plan to criminalize the handing out of food and water to people standing in line waiting to vote.
- Transfer Election Authority to State Legislature: Three-quarters of Georgia voters oppose the SB 202 plan to allow the state legislature to take election authority away from local elections officials, counties, and the Secretary of State. Over 70% of Republicans also oppose this plan.
- Wrong-Precinct Disenfranchisement: Seven-in-ten Georgia voters oppose the SB 202 plan that could throw out the votes of eligible voters who vote at the wrong precinct location. Once again, a majority of Republicans also oppose these efforts to disenfranchise voters.
- Restricting Absentee Voting: Most Georgia voters also oppose the SB 202 plan to restrict the freedom to vote by absentee ballot. Roughly six-in-ten Georgians oppose efforts to restrict drop boxes and the time that voters can request an absentee ballot.
Read the full memo on this latest polling here.