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Overview:

These party questions are not proposed laws. They are essentially survey questions.

The Democratic and Republican general primary ballots each contain several yes-or-no questions. These are each party’s request for voters to sign off on which issues the party should endorse.

These party questions are not proposed laws. They are essentially survey questions.

You can vote yes or no, and you can leave any or all of the questions blank.

You will only see the questions of the party whose ballot you choose. If you choose a nonpartisan ballot, you will not see any questions.

Here are the party questions on the general primary ballot:

DEMOCRATREPUBLICAN
1. Should the United States remove
obstacles to economic advancement
by forgiving all student loan debt?
1. The Biden administration has
stopped building the border wall and
illegal border crossings have
dramatically increased. Should
securing our border be a national
priority?
2. Should all Georgians have access
to paid parental leave following the
birth or adoption of a child?
2. Education is the largest line item in
the state budget. Should education
dollars follow the student to the
school that best fits their need,
whether it is public, private, magnet,
charter, virtual or homeschool?
3. Should every three- and
four-year-old in Georgia be given
the opportunity to attend a
high-quality preschool free of
charge?
3. Florida has passed a law to stop
social media platforms from
influencing political campaigns by
censoring candidates. Should
Georgia pass such a law to protect
free speech in political campaigns?
4. Should Georgia voters have the
right to gather signed petitions to
directly place questions on the
ballot, whether to change the law or
poll the public?
4. Two of the three current federal
work visa programs are lottery
based. Should federal work visas
instead be issued on job skill?
5. Should families earning less than
$150,000 per year receive an
expanded tax credit to help cover
the costs of raising children?
5. Biological males who identify as
females have begun competing in
female sports. Should schools in
Georgia allow biological males to
compete in female sports?
6. Should the State of Georgia expand
access to health care for over half a
million Georgians by utilizing federal
funds to expand Medicaid?
6. To prevent ballot tampering, state
law prohibits political operatives
from handling absentee ballots once
they have been marked by the
voter. To protect the integrity of our
elections, should the enforcement of
laws against ballot tampering be a
priority?
7. Should the State of Georgia expand
voter access by increasing early
voting opportunities, allow same-day
voter registration, removing
obstacles to voting by mail, and
installing secure ballot drop boxes,
accessible at all times, through
Election Day?
7. Absentee drop boxes are vulnerable
to illegal ballot trafficking. Should
absentee ballot drop boxes be
eliminated?
8. Should marijuana be legalized,
taxed, and regulated in the same
manner as alcohol for adults 21
years of age or older, with proceeds
going towards education,
infrastructure, and health care
programs?
8. Crime has dramatically increased
throughout the country including in
our capital city of Atlanta. Should
the citizens of residential areas like
the Buckhead community of Atlanta
be allowed to vote to create their
own city governments and police
departments?
9. Should the State of Georgia
incentivize the development of
clean, renewable energy sources to
support America’s energy
independence?

Robin Kemp

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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