Georgia Legislature Adjourns Without Passing Any Ballot Access Relief

The Georgia legislature has adjourned for the year, and neither of the bills to improve ballot access made any headway. They are HB 133, which cuts the number of signatures for independent candidates and new parties; and SB 112, which eliminates all mandatory ballot access petitions.

However, Georgia has a two-year legislative session, so they might make progress in 2018. Now that the state has lost the lawsuit over the number of signatures for minor party and independent presidential candidates, it seems likely some bill will pass next year.


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