The county has planned to again offer two Saturdays of early voting this November, while also adding a half-day of Sunday voting.
Whether that will be possible depends not just on the fate of SB 363, but also Gwinnett's ability to recruit enough Spanish-speaking poll workers to comply with a new federal mandate.
Advocates of the bill have said bigger counties that have more money shouldn’t be able to offer more voting options than smaller counties with less money.
Like the American Civil Liberties Union and Rev. Raphael Warnock of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church did earlier this week, Gwinnett's election board chairman argued that the bill would only serve to limit the opportunities for voters to make it to the polls. In his letter to legislators, Day wrote that as much advance voting as possible is needed to help limit wait times, too.
“Gwinnett County will have over 500,000 registered voters by the 2018 fall general election,” Day wrote. “Senate Bill 363 ignores the great population differences among Georgia counties and usurps the local control needed to manage and optimize voting processes, especially in large population counties such as Gwinnett County.”
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Wednesday will be the third day of memorials for the former governor and U.S. Senator.