State Political Parties share primary ballot 2022 questions

3D icons of Republican Elephant and Democratic Donkey (Donkey Hotey photo / Flickr)
Donkey Hotey photo / Flickr

Both Georgia GOP and the Georgia Democratic Party have released their primary ballot 2022 questions for later this year. The ballot questions act as surveys for the parties to gauge policy support among primary voters.

Voters in either party will see their party’s questions below on the May 24 primary ballot. The questions are non-binding meaning the ballot outcome has no effect on state policy. This is different from constitutional amendments that voters see on the general election ballot in November.

The questions give voters a glimpse at policy interests from both state-level political parties. The local political parties may also ask primary questions. Info about any possible local party questions is not yet available.

Interested in seeing the questions from two years ago? Check them out here.

Democratic Party

  1. Should the United States remove obstacles to economic advancement by forgiving all student loan debt?
  2. Should all Georgians have access to paid parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child?
  3. Should every three- and four-year-old in Georgia be given the opportunity to attend a high-quality preschool free of charge?
  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?
  5. Should families earning less than $150,000 per year receive an expanded tax credit to help cover the costs of raising children?
  6. Should the State of Georgia expand access to health care for over half a million Georgians by utilizing federal funds to expand Medicaid?
  7. Should the State of Georgia expand voter access by increasing early voting opportunities, allowing same-day voter registration, removing obstacles to voting by mail, and installing secure ballot drop boxes, accessible at all times, through Election Day?
  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?
  9. Should the State of Georgia incentivize the development of clean, renewable energy sources to support America’s energy independence?

Voters will be asked to answer yes or no for each question.

Republican Party

  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. 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. 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. Two of the three current federal work visa programs are lottery based. Should issuance of federal work visas instead be based on job skills?
  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. To prevent ballot tampering, state law prohibits political operatives from handling absentee ballots once they have been marked by a voter. To protect the integrity of our elections, should the enforcement of laws against ballot tampering be a priority?
  7. Absentee drop boxes are vulnerable to illegal ballot trafficking. Should absentee ballot drop boxes be eliminated?
  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?

Voters will be asked to answer yes or no for each question.

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