Georgia Election Law

From 2012-2013, Ann led a bipartisan committee at the behest of Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to re-draft the Georgia Election Code.  Ann spent eighteen months reading, researching, and re-writing the Georgia Election Code to make it more readable and user-friendly.  All policy changes incorporated in that draft are bi-partisan.

From 2009-2012, Ann acted as the attorney for the State Election Board.  In that capacity, Ann investigated and administratively prosecuted or settled hundreds of violations of the Georgia Election Code. Ann obtained a favorable ruling in State Election Board v. Palmour from the Georgia Court of Appeals.  Ann also litigated Grizzle v. Kemp and obtained a favorable decision at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, reversing the federal district judge’s opinion.

In 2011, Ann was an observer to the redistricting following the 2010 Census, and is familiar with those legal requirements.  Ann also successfully submitted many georgia election laws for preclearance pursuant to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, and is knowledgeable about Justice Department review.