(ATLANTA, GA) Ahead of the November 2022 Election, Civil Rights Activists must be prepared for the attempts to challenge mass amounts of voters under the New SB202 Voter Suppression Law. The Georgia NAACP issues the following guidance for Election Protection and Voter Protection.
1) - If you receive a notice of being challenged, you should immediately reach out to the Board of Supervisors to offer to prove your residency. They should provide proof of residency immediately (especially if they cannot attend the hearing due to work or other conflicts). You should provide proof, such as an ID with their current address, a utility bill, a lease, or other official mail with their name and home address on it.
2) - If you receive a notice of being challenged with a hearing, do all they can to attend the hearing. Be sure to bring proof of residency with them to the hearing (such as an ID with their current address, a utility bill, a lease, or other official mail with their name and home address on it).
3) - You should also immediately report that they have been challenged to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Election Day Challenges:
We are advising the people to BRING PROOF OF RESIDENCY WITH THEM TO THE POLLS on Election Day in case of any challenges to their eligibility at the polls.
Unfortunately, the law allows for unlimited challenges on Election Day so bringing proof of residency with them to the polls is the best way to avoid having problems at the polls or being required to vote a challenged ballot.