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S. 1539: Voters’ Access to Water Act

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While only 67 percent of eligible voters voted in 2020, 100 percent of them ate food and drank water.


Heading into the 2020 election, Georgia had been considered a reliably Republican state. They’d voted GOP for president in the last six presidential elections, and last elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate with Zell Miller in 2000. In 2020, though, Georgia voted Democratic for president and for both U.S. Senate elections.

In 2021, however, Republicans still held complete control of Georgia’s state government — governor, state Senate, and state House — because of the 2018 elections. The state passed the Election Integrity Act, which made election and voting laws more restrictive, by party-line votes of 100–75 in the state House and 34–20 in the state Senate.

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Sponsor and status

May 10, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on May 10, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 10, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


Jon Ossoff

Senior Senator for Georgia



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Last Updated: May 10, 2021
Length: 4 pages


16 Cosponsors (15 Democrats, 1 Independent)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 10, 2021

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S. 1539 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1539. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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