Closer Look with Rose Scott, Government

Georgia Among 33 State Legislatures Considering ‘Restrictive Voting Measures,’ Study Finds

On "Closer Look with Rose Scott," Eliza Sweren-Becker, counsel in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, discussed how proposed changes could affect voting in future elections.
On "Closer Look with Rose Scott," Eliza Sweren-Becker, counsel in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, discussed how proposed changes could affect voting in future elections.
Credit David Goldman / Associated Press file

Georgia lawmakers have proposed quite a few changes to the state’s current voting laws.

Ending early voting on Sundays and requiring identification for absentee voting are just a couple of the measures introduced primarily by Republican lawmakers.

However, Georgia isn’t the only state considering sweeping changes to its voting laws.

The Brennan Center for Justice reports more than 30 states across the country have introduced, pre-filed or carried over so-called “restrictive bills.”

Eliza Sweren-Becker serves as counsel in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center and has been part of a team tracking various voting laws around the country.

She joined Closer Look with Rose Scott” on Monday’s edition of the program for a conversation about how these changes could affect voting in future elections.

Guest:

To hear the full conversation, click on the audio player above.

WABE brings you the local stories and national news that you value and trust. Please make a gift today.Donate Now