Fulton Elections Director Richard Barron has instituted a “mandatory overtime plan” until the DDS applications are processed, although overtime will be used to process paper applications, too. The county is also still trying to reach more than 4,000 Fulton residents to ask for more information related to their applications.
Processing of so-called “pending” voters can be held up for a number of reasons, including the need to verify Social Security numbers, citizenship status and home addresses, or to reconcile a clash with information kept by the DDS.
Pending voters in Georgia may cast a provisional ballot Nov. 4, although they will still have to provide that information.
“We want to make clear all applications are being processed,” said Jared Thomas, Kemp’s spokesman. “We have not heard from any county that they are in doubt to process applications by the deadline.”