Court Affirms Georgia's Election Integrity Act

August 24th, 2022

Atlanta – On Friday a U.S. District Court denied a request for a preliminary injunction seeking to stop portions of Georgia’s Election Integrity Act from going into effect for the 2022 elections. This is the second recent court ruling on the Election Integrity Act that denied attempts by activist groups to stop the law from going into effect.

“We are pleased to see that the Court has upheld the commonsense election reforms in Georgia’s Election Integrity Act,” said Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “Critics of the bill have used divisive language in attempts to gain partisan advantage, but the court has seen through their poll-tested buzzwords and allowed Georgia elections to be governed by the rules enacted by Georgia’s elected representatives. This is how Georgia elections are supposed to work.”

Raffensperger added: “My office is committed to maintaining the highest level of election security and integrity, while maximizing voter convenience. Georgia voters can choose to cast their ballots by mail, voting early, or voting on Election Day. This decision upholds the common-sense idea that polling places are for voting, not for campaigning or pseudo-campaigning by activist groups. Georgia voters should be able to cast their vote in peace. My office is also committed to helping ensure short voting lines by requiring counties to track line length and take action if lines are long.”

“Georgia’s election system has integrity, and appropriately balances security and accessibility. Just like in the primary, we hope to see record-breaking turnout once again,” said Interim Deputy Secretary of State Gabriel Sterling.

With less than 60 days until the beginning of early voting, Georgia voters should visit My Voter Page to check their registration information, update their information if needed, and learn about their voting options for the November election.