More than a half million voters removed from Georgia’s rolls

11:10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 Georgia Politics and Government
Signs lead voters into the polling location at Doraville City Hall for the special election of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District on June 20, 2017 in Doraville, Georgia. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Georgia’s ongoing effort to clean up the state’s voting rolls saw more than a half million voter registrations canceled over last weekend.

None of the voters had had any contact with local election officials or the state for at least the past three years, and were considered “inactive.” State and federal law requires that Georgia give such voters at least two federal general election cycles before it can take action to remove them from the rolls

Still, this year’s effort is coming at a fraught time for some civil rights advocates.

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