Legislators from DeKalb to host voting rights discussion
DeKalb House delegation chair Rep. Karla Drenner, left, speaks during a 2020 meeting. TYLER ESTEP / TYLER.ESTEP@AJC.COM
By Tyler Estep
State lawmakers from DeKalb County will host an online forum this week to discuss voting rights and the litany ofelections-related billsbeing considered under the Gold Dome.
Members of the DeKalb House and Senate Delegation — co-chaired by Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale Estates, and Sen. Emanuel Jones, D-Decatur — will host the “Protect Your Voting Rights” forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Those interested in participating canregister via Zoomor watch a livestream on the delegation’s Facebook page.
Republican state lawmakers have proposed a number of new voting laws, including bills eliminating at-will absentee voting, imposing new absentee votingID requirements, limiting drop boxes and banning early voting on Sundays.
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