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Georgia Buys New Voter Registration System After Long Lines in 2020
State

Georgia has announced that it will be replacing it’s statewide voter registration with new technology that could prevent the long lines that have plagued recent elections. The new system, nicknamed GaRVIS for the Georgia Registered Voter Information System will be replacing the previous EectioNet system that had the tendency to buckle under the weight of high turnout and the unprecedented absentee ballot adoption that occurred in October 2020. Election officials say the new system will cost less than $3.5 million.

REALTOR® Days at the Dome Legislative Conference
Second Round of Input Meetings Offered For Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan Update

The Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan serves as a policy guide for decisions made in relation to growth and land use change. The plan addresses critical issues and opportunities through the incorporation of a shared vision for the community's future. Foster Forsyth 2022 is a 12-month planning effort that will culminate in a partial update to the County’s Comprehensive Plan, which will include three rounds of community input via in-person and online activities.

Georgia Redistricting Signed into Law and Lawsuit Quickly Follows
State

Some local governments are using an ambiguity in state law to create "secret liens" on commpercial properties for unpaid water bills of prior owners or tenants. What is GAR and the Real Estate Section of the Georgia Bar doing to protect the property rights of current owners?

Forsyth County Short Term Rental Ordinance

The Forsyth County Commission is considering a new ordinance designed to establish standards for privately owned short-term vacation rental units

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