Georgia election panel passes bill to limit drop boxes, expand weekend voting

ATLANTA — A bill that would restrict drop boxes and increase weekend voting hours in Georgia cleared its committee Monday, setting up final votes within days in the General Assembly. The sweeping 94-page legislation divided Republicans and Democrats as it passed the House Special Committee on Election Integrity along party lines. Voting rights advocates said the measure, Senate Bill 202, would limit voter access by curtailing ballot drop boxes, requiring voter ID for absentee ballots and disqualifying provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct. But the bill’s backers say it would increase …

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