2022 Georgia Secretary of State Voters Guide

Bee Nguyen (D) vs Brad Raffensperger (R)

Secretary of State | Election | Nov 8, 2022

The Candidates

Bee Nguyen

Bee Nguyen


Brad Raffensperger

Brad Raffensperger



The Issues

Ease of Voting

Support expanding or limiting voting opportunities, such as mail voting, early voting, and more voting locations?

Brad Raffensperger (R)

Limit. Supported a law imposing limits on absentee voting, ballot drop boxes, out-of-precinct voting, and distributing food or water at the polls, while adding some early voting opportunities. The new law reduced absentee ballot drop box access in four Metro Atlanta counties by more than 75 percent from 2020 pandemic levels.

Gerrymandering / Redistricting

Support nonpartisan redistricting as a way to address charges of partisan gerrymandering?

Voting Machines – Security

Sees foreign or other hacking and data security as threats to voting in Georgia?

Bee Nguyen (D)

Yes. Would make cybersecurity part of the central function of the Secretary of State’s office. “What I envision is hiring top-notch security experts.” Regarding the 2022 Coffee County elections office breach, said: “I am deeply concerned that bad actors were given access to confidential election data and what that means for Georgia’s election security.”

Brad Raffensperger (R)

No. In 2020 ran an audit of voting machines “to confirm no hack or tamper.” “Georgia voters can be confident that their vote is safe and secure.” After the 2022 Coffee County elections office breach, said “To allay the fears being stoked by perennial election deniers and conspiracy theorists, we’re replacing Coffee County’s election machines.”

Voting Rights for Felons

Support ex-felons getting their voting rights restored?

Brad Raffensperger (R)

Unclear. In 2018 said would restore felons’ rights after probation and parole, but not for violent crimes like rape or armed robbery. In 2019 a spokesperson said state Supreme Court had agreed that all felons be prohibited from voting.

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