HB 1464 - Specifies New Election Security Measures - Georgia Key Vote


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Title: Specifies New Election Security Measures

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that specifies new general provisions regarding the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and election fraud.



  • Requires private individuals or nongovernmental entities that seek to provide a grant, gift, or donation to the state or to a board of registrars for any election related purpose file an application for approval with the State Election Board (Sec. 3).

  • Prohibits any election ballot from being handled without a poll official being present and requires immediate resealment in ballot boxes or other secure containers after handling is complete (Sec. 12).

  • Specifies that any individual found to have intimated a poll officer or election official or threatens force or violence in a manner that would prevent them from executing their duties shall be guilty of a felony (Sec. 17).

  • Defines “intimidated” as to undertake or pursue a knowing and willful course which causes emotional distress by placing another person in reasonable fear for their safety (Sec. 17).

Title: Specifies New Election Security Measures