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Lawmaker selected for elections advisory group
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Forsyth County News


State Rep. Mark Hamilton of Cumming is one of 16 people selected to serve on the Elections Advisory Council.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp said the group will join him “in analyzing opportunities to improve our elections processes at all levels of government.”

“I look forward to beginning our series of public meetings and hearing ideas from all Georgians,” Kemp said.

The council is made up of election officials and leaders from cities and counties across Georgia. It also includes state lawmakers and party officials, among others.

Hamilton, a Republican who represents District 23, said he is looking “forward to learning from Georgia citizens across the state as well as election officials and others that are involved in the election process.”

“I am excited that we are going to look at the entire election code and rules at one time to see what reform opportunities are available,” he said. “Reform that I hope will save the hard-earned money of Georgia taxpayers, improve efficiencies at all levels, while continuing to maintain and strengthen the security of elections.”

The first two meetings will be held April 27 and May 25, when the council will review the state's election code and election board rules.

The council will look to make recommendations that improve and strengthen Georgia’s election laws and procedures.