Election Reform in the Georgia General Assembly

We need to be certain that every legal vote is counted and every illegal vote is rejected.

Franklin Roundtable has been working on Election Reform since the November election, and it is our key legislative project for this legislative session.

A coalition of conservative leaders and organizations, including Franklin Roundtable, is supporting two key Election Integrity bills with multiple reform provisions, referred to as Omnibus Bills. The bills are:

House Bill 531 (HB 531)

Senate Bill 241 (SB 241)

Both bills have passed their respective chambers and will now go to a Conference Committee appointed by the Speaker of the Georgia House and the Lt. Governor, who presides over the Georgia Senate to work out the differences in the two bills.

Let your Representative and Senator know what are the absolute “must haves” in any final bill that comes out of the conference committee.

If you do not know your House or Senate member, you can go to the Secretary of State website My Voter Page and look up your information.

Once you enter your information, it will give your House and Senate district numbers, and you can find your Representative and Senator here.

Please look up their phone numbers and call them at their Capitol offices.

What we “MUST HAVE” in a final Election Integrity Bill.

  • Require photo ID or Driver’s License number to apply for and vote an absentee both in person and online.
  • Require proof of citizenship through valid ID to register to vote.
  • Require voter registration to be opt-in rather than opt-out when applying for a Georgia Driver’s License or updating a voter registration through an application for a Driver’s License or identification card.
  • Voters must request their own absentee ballot.
  • Require a person who registers to vote by mail to vote in person the first time they vote.
  • Prohibit election officials and governmental entities from sending absentee ballot applications directly to an elector except upon request.
  • Prohibit election officials from accepting or expending private funds. They could only accept lawful appropriations of public funds or authorized fees.
  • Third parties sending out absentee ballot applications must follow certain guidelines and restrictions, such as prominent language stating the application was not sent by a government entity.
  • Restrict the use of movable voting locations to emergency use only, with strict guidelines.
  • Legislature shall direct that the Secretary of State cannot change the rules of an election.
  • Ban ballot drop boxes.
  • Eliminate “jungle primaries” for special elections.
  • Limit Early Voting.

Tell legislators to REJECT:

  • Same day registration and voting.
  • No-excuse absentee voting.
  • Reject any and all efforts to get rid of the Electoral College, including rejecting proposals to sign on to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC).

Feel free to copy this list of priorities if you have an opportunity to communicate with a legislator’s office by email, fax or U.S. Mail. However, please call also, since written messages can be overlooked this late in the session.


We will be watching the work of the Conference Committee. We support the inclusion of the provisions listed above in the final bill. Once the final bill has passed, we will be looking up roll-call votes to see who supported Election Integrity.

Stacy Abrams and Democrats are suppressing the will of millions of voters who want the integrity of their elections restored and want confidence in a secure, equally fair and equally accessible process.

Democrats are offensive (racist) for saying minority populations are incapable of producing a photo ID number.

By opposing the use of an ID number for the application for absentee ballots and voting an absentee ballot, as already required for voting in person, Democrats are promoting an inherently unfair system.

Not one legal vote should be negated whether through fraud or human error.

Every vote by a non-citizen could nullify the vote of a minority naturalized citizen.



Those who oppose Election Integrity are mailing tens of thousands of mail pieces and running ads opposing the good bills we support. They call Election Integrity “voter suppression,” but we know that is NOT TRUE. We MUST respond with “We the people” power, so please make some phone calls.

As of last week, one legislator’s Capitol office has received more than 8,000 emails and 300 phone calls from people opposing any change to election laws and asking legislators to vote NO on these bills. That is just one office. The same office had only received 10 calls and 2 emails from those supporting Election Integrity.

We MUST make our voices heard!

Thank you for your help and your commitment to honest and fair elections in Georgia.