ACLU of Georgia

22,000 Current, Former Cobb Residents to be Purged From Voter Rolls

By Aleks Gilbert | Marietta Daily Journal | October 31, 2019

Thousands of people in Cobb might be removed from state voter rolls before the holidays.

The Georgia secretary of state’s office released a list Wednesday of about 300,000 people statewide who, it argues, must be removed from voter rolls according to state and federal law. About 22,000 are current or former residents of Cobb County who have either moved, died or declined to participate in the last two general election cycles. Civil rights groups have decried the move.

“The secretary’s office has a history of massive error in canceling registrations,” the American Civil Liberties Union said in a news release.

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