2005-2006 Regular Session - SB 591
Georgia Vote Count Protection Act; permanent tangible paper record
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., relating to primaries and elections generally, so as to provide a short title; to provide a permanent, tangible paper record as the official ballot of votes recorded for each voter; to require that all direct recording electronic voting systems produce such paper evidence as the official ballot; to provide that each elector shall have the opportunity to verify and affirm that the official ballot has accurately recorded his or her intent before casting the ballot for counting; to restore public ballot counting procedures for all voting systems in Georgia; to require that tabulations of said paper ballots are performed at the precinct by manual counting in full view of the general public; to specify that said paper ballots are exclusively recognized as the official ballot of record for purposes of counting, auditing, and recounting the vote and for election challenge proceedings; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/23/2006 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/22/2006 - Senate Hopper