ACLU of Georgia

Letter to Fulton, DeKalb Elections Board Demanding Polling Place Hours Remain Open to 8pm as Required By Law

The ACLU of Georgia sent letters to Fulton and DeKalb Boards of Elections & Registration as well as the Secretary of State to demand that these counties remain open until 8pm on election day as state law requires. Both counties had publicized on the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page that election day hours would be from 7a.m. to 7p.m.

This violates state law which requires that polling places with cities over 300,000 people remain open until 8 p.m. on election day. 

The ACLU of Georgia demanded that these counties and the Secretary of State fix this immediately and publicize it widely so that every voter would be aware of the voting hours on election day, Tuesday, November 7th. 

In response to the ACLU of Georgia’s letters,  both counties publicized these Election Day hours on their websites. (See websites for DeKalb and Fulton.) In response to the same letter from the ACLU of Georgia, the Secretary of State removed the incorrect polling place hours shown to individual voters on the My Voter Page but had yet to provide the correct Election Day polling place hours on that page.