The suit says that Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act requires states to allow anyone to vote in a federal election if they register at least 30 days before that election. Georgia, however, allows people register at least 30 days before an election, but does not allow a person to vote in the runoff if they had not registered in time for the primary.
“This case is all about making sure people who want to vote are able to vote,” Ezra Rosenberg, co-director of the Voting Rights Project of the Lawyers’ Committee, said.
The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The plaintiffs are the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda, ProGeorgia State Table, Third Sector Development, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta.