Georgia Voters Agree with Secretary Raffensperger: The #1 Threat to Georgia's Elections is Foreign Interference

April 3rd, 2024

"This legislation is the most vital election security measure this year," says Secretary Raffensperger

Atlanta - Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger applauded the 2024 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly, seeing the passage of the most critical piece of election security legislation face little opposition in either chamber. When enacted, Senate Bill 368 will serve as the backbone for the most crucial election security improvements taking effect this year, blocking foreign interference in Georgia’s elections. This bill mandates foreign agents to register and disclose state political activity, bringing vital transparency and safeguarding election integrity.

“This commonsense measure defends Georgia elections,” Raffensperger stated. "Voters deserve assurance that their elections remain free from foreign influence. I commend Chairman Rick Williams for his work on this bill and Chairman Alan Powell for its House passage."

The bill prohibits foreign donations to political campaigns and candidates, closing loopholes for foreign entities. American citizens representing foreign interests must register with the Ethics Commission to donate. With bipartisan support, the bill sailed through the Senate unanimously and faced minimal opposition in the House.

“This commonsense measure was overwhelmingly supported in both chambers," Raffensperger asserts. "It's a testament to Georgians' commitment to election integrity and keeping our elections secure."


Georgia is recognized as a national leader in elections. It was the first state in the country to implement the trifecta of automatic voter registration, at least 17 days of early voting (which has been called the “gold standard”), and no-excuse absentee voting. Georgia continues to set records for voter turnout and election participation, seeing the largest increase in average turnout of any other state in the 2018 midterm election and record turnout in 2020, and 2022. 2022 achieved the largest single day of in-person early voting turnout in Georgia midterm history utilizing Georgia’s secure, paper ballot voting system. Most recently, Georgia ranked #1 for Election Integrity by the Heritage Foundation, a top ranking for Voter Accessibility by the Center for Election Innovation & Research and tied for number one in Election Administration by the Bipartisan Policy Center.