March 28, 2023
ATLANTA — All Voting is Local Action Georgia State Director Kristin Nabers issued the following statement in response to the state legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 222, which will make it all but impossible for local elections offices to get third-party funding:
“This move to block election funding is rooted in Big Lie conspiracy theories. Instead of taking advantage of every opportunity to make Georgia’s elections the most well-run in the country, our legislators are choosing to leave money on the table while weakening the very nonpartisan institutions that protect Georgians’ right to vote.
“Furthermore, this latest attack on our elections adds felony penalties for any election officials who seek third-party funding. Even just applying for a grant could result in jail time and a $10,000 fine. This is an insult to the people who run our elections in Georgia, who are already overworked, underfunded and short-staffed.”