State of Georgia

Georgia Voter Suppression Law Challenge (Voter Participation Center)

Voter Participation Center v. Raffensperger

Lawsuit brought by Voter Participation Center and Center for Voter Information challenging several provisions of Georgia voter suppression law Senate Bill 202. The case claims that the law’s voting restrictions on absentee ballot applications — which, among other provisions, prohibit voting rights groups from mailing absentee ballot applications to Georgians who have already requested, received or completed their absentee ballots — violate the First and 14th Amendments. The Republican National Committee (RNC), National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and Georgia Republican Party intervened in the case to protect S.B. 202. The plaintiffs asked the court to temporarily block S.B. 202’s absentee ballot restrictions for the 2022 midterm elections. After a hearing was held on June 9, the judge denied this request on June 30, leaving the absentee ballot restrictions in place for 2022.

STATUS: A trial was held in the district court from April 15-18. Parties await a decision.

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