ACLU of Georgia

Common Cause, et al. v. Brian Kemp

On June 12, 2017, the ACLU of Georgia filed an amicus brief with the Eleventh Circuit in support of the plaintiffs Common Cause and the Georgia NAACP in their challenge to Georgia’s illegal voter purge procedure.

Georgia is one of only a few states around the country that will initiate a voter purge based solely on the fact that a voter has not voted, on the unrealistic premise that every voter who does not vote in a three-year period must have changed residence.

However, as our amicus brief explains, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 prohibits states like Georgia from removing voters based on their failure to vote.


Date filed
June 12, 2017



Common Cause et. al.


  • American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Georgia, Inc.

  • American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc.

  • Dēmos: A Network for Ideas and Action, Ltd.

Related Documents

Amicus Brief