Georgia will change policy after complaints over notice sent to voters

10:56 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 Georgia Politics and Government
Voters turn out at the Roswell Branch Public Library to cast the ballots early in the 6th congressional district special election on Monday June 5th 2017. (Photo by Phil Skinner)

Georgia election officials have quietly reversed themselves over address confirmation notices being sent to voters who have moved within the same county they were already registered in.

After the ACLU of Georgia filed suit last month against Fulton County over the issue, officials told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the state will no longer send notices to such voters and will not penalize any of them who didn’t return the cards this year.

The decision means tens of thousands of voters will immediately be recognized as active despite receiving the notices last month as part of the state’s biennial effort to clean up its voting rolls.

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