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Commissioner of What? Your guide to the lesser-known officers on your ballot, what they do, and why it matters
Political positions like State School Superintendent and Commissioner of Agriculture may not get the same level of airtime as the big-ticket races, but these offices are vitally important, and the elected officials who win them influence the lives of millions of Georgians. Check out this guide to Georgia’s down-ballot races: the office, what it does and doesn’t do, and why it matters for you and your neighbors.
Georgia’s election laws take center stage at Secretary of State debate
Georgia's elections system played the starring role during Tuesday's Atlanta Press Club Secretary of State debate between Republican Brad Raffensperger, Democrat Bee Nguyen, and Libertarian Ted Metz, but abortion laws also made an appearance.
Georgia Secretary of State Primary Debates: While Republican hopefuls sparred on election conspiracies, Democrats swapped voting policy pitches
Primary debates for both Republican and Democratic Secretary of State candidates were held Monday, and while the Democratic contenders politely proposed elections system fixes, even teeing one another up for the occasional political lay-up, the Republican candidates bullied incumbent candidate Brad Raffensperger, pushing unsubstantiated claims of 2020 election fraud.
PSA: Make sure you’re registered to vote today to vote in Georgia’s May 24 primary
Want to vote in Georgia's May 24, 2022 primary election? The last day to register to vote in the May 24 primary is April 25, 2022. Be sure to double-check your registration status online or submit your new registration today.
“We cannot outorganize a subversion of democracy”: Democratic rising star Bee Nguyen is vying to be Georgia’s next elections chief
Next year’s contest for Georgia secretary of state—an enormously consequential position in a newly purple state—will be one of the country’s most-watched races. Democratic rising star Bee Nguyen wants the job.
What you need to know before Tuesday’s runoff elections
Georgia's runoff election is on Tuesday, December 4. Up for the taking is Georgia's secretary of state position—between Republican candidate Brad Raffensperger and Democratic candidate John Barrow—and Georgia's third district seat public service commissioner position—between Republican candidate Chuck Eaton and Democratic candidate Lindy Miller.
The complicated business of running for governor when you’re the state’s elections chief
Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for Georgia governor, says he’s still been carrying out all his responsibilities as secretary of state from the campaign trail, but a recent complaint filed with the state elections board about elections system security has called into question what roles Kemp is allowed to carry out.
There are 53,000 pending voters in Georgia. They can still vote. Here’s what you need to know.
The news that 53,000 Georgians had been placed on a "pending" voter registration list has sparked outrage and confusion nationwide. Here's what you need to know about the situation and how you can still go to the polls and cast a ballot on Election Day even if you are on the pending list.
Behind the #PeachBreach: How the Secretary of State’s office compromised the personal data of Georgia’s voters
What started minor misunderstanding morphed into an “emergency” that affected more than 6 million people. Who’s to blame for a data breach of historic proportions?