State Representative Angela Moore (D-Decatur) recently introduced House Resolution 212, legislation which would extend the legislative term for members of the Georgia General Assembly to four years starting in 2026.
Moore represents the citizens of District 91, which includes portions of DeKalb, Henry and Rockdale counties. She was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2021 and currently serves on the Code Revision, Creative Arts & Entertainment and Higher Education committees.
She issued the following statement regarding HR 212:
“It is apparent that we are never going to get projects completed for our districts when we are working one year and campaigning the next year. March 16th will mark my second year in office, and since this time, I have been in four elections.
“Voter fatigue is the main reason many people are not returning to the polls during significant elections, and this fatigue is exasperated by special elections for seats that are vacated in the middle of a term. Transitioning the Georgia General Assembly to a four-year term would save the state on costly elections.
“If this bill passes, Georgians would be able to decide for themselves if state legislators should continue with two-year terms or move forward with four-year terms.”
Members of the legislature currently serve two year terms in office. If this legislation is passed during the 2023 legislative session and signed into law, voters would have an opportunity to approve this constitutional amendment through a ballot referendum. If approved by voters, the four-year term for state legislators would go into effect starting with the 2026 General Election.