REPRESENTATIVE ROGER BRUCE INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO EXPAND VOTING ACCESS
ATLANTA, GA – Today Representative Roger Bruce (HD-61) introduced HB 22, which would allow Georgians to cast their vote at any precinct in their home county on Election Day. This bill was previously introduced as the “Any Precinct Act” during the 2015-2016 legislative session, and is sponsored by a bipartisan group of representatives, including Republican Judiciary Chairman Wendell Willard.
“There is no reason why it shouldn’t be more convenient for Georgia citizens to participate in our democracy,” said Representative Bruce. “By allowing voters to cast their ballot at any polling place in their county both during early voting and on Election Day, we make it easier for Georgians to vote on their lunch break, when picking the kids up from school, or even on the way to work. I am encouraged that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle are coming together in support of this commonsense solution that will benefit each and every Georgia voter.”
During the 2016 election, Georgia shattered records for voter turnout during the early vote period, when voters are able to cast their ballot in any precinct in their county.