Atlanta Mayor Issues Order to ‘Mitigate’ Impact of Georgia Voting LawEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an order on Tuesday that seeks to “mitigate” the impact of a series of election reform measures enacted to advance voting integrity in Georgia. Bottoms directed the city’s chief equity officer to develop a plan of action intended to make voting more accessible for Atlanta residents following the passage of Senate Bill 202. The mayor argued that she believed the voting law would restrict voting for minority groups and communities of color. “The voting restrictions of SB 202 will disproportionately impact Atlanta residents—particularly in communities of color and other minority groups,” Bottoms said in a statement. “This Administrative Order is designed to do what those in the majority of the state legislature did not—expand access to our right to vote.” Some of the actions officials could take include providing training to staff members on voter registration and general information on early, absentee, and in-person voting; disseminating information to residents on …Read More

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