This data makes up a thorough assessment of the implementation of HB 143, legislation passed in 2013, across 60 municipalities in Georgia. The bill was originally designed to make filing personal financial disclosure and campaign finance reports easier for local elected officials. Although well intentioned, our findings show that, in terms of access for an every day citizen of Georgia, these reports are woefully out of date and, in some cases, missing altogether. Voters are not properly armed with the information they need to make educated decisions about candidates, many of whom face reelection this November 2015.
Read our report on Bringing Campaign Finance Into the Sunlight.
Learn more, including details on out of date or completely missing reports, and the negative effects of a decentralized filing system.