2018 Secretary of State Race


Below is a comparison of what the two major party candidates for secretary of state have stated about reforming Georgia’s criminal justice system, ending mass incarceration, and eliminating racial disparities. 

Read more about the candidates’ positions. En español

John Barrow (D)

 
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Brad Raffensperger (R)


As Secretary of State, will you support laws and policies requiring counties to give at least 6 months’ public notice about proposed changes to where Georgia voters will exercise their constitutional right to vote?

BARROW

Yes.

RAFFENSPERGER

Failed to respond.

 

As Secretary of State, will you champion and support early voting days and hours – including voting on at least 2 Saturdays, 2 Sundays, and having early voting available until 8 p.m. on weekdays during the early voting period?

BARROW

Yes.

RAFFENSPERGER

Failed to respond.

 

As Secretary of State, will you fight for a redistricting process that is free of partisan considerations and fully transparent?

BARROW

Yes.

RAFFENSPERGER

Failed to respond.

 

As Secretary of State, will you provide Spanish-language election information and ballots for eligible Georgia voters?

BARROW

Yes.

RAFFENSPERGER

Failed to respond.

 

As Secretary of State, will you protect Georgia voters from counties that seek to remove voters from the active voter rolls in violation of state and federal law?

BARROW

Yes.

RAFFENSPERGER

Failed to respond.

 

As Secretary of State, will you support the use of independent audits after every election to ensure that all ballots are being counted, including the use of mechanisms, such as a voter-verifiable paper trail, that will ensure that such audits are successful?

BARROW

Yes.

RAFFENSPERGER

Failed to respond.

 

As Secretary of State, will you champion measures to restore voting rights of formerly incarcerated persons upon release from prison?

BARROW

Yes.

RAFFENSPERGER

Failed to respond.