ACLU of Georgia

Press Release: ACLU of Georgia Demands Atlanta Polling Place Hours Remain Open to 8pm as Required By Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2017
Media contact: Ana Maria Rosato media@acluga.org

ATLANTA — Both DeKalb and Fulton counties have told voters that polling places will close at 7 p.m. on election day. This violates state law which requires that polling places with cities over 300,000 people remain open until 8 p.m. The ACLU of Georgia is demanding that these counties and the Secretary of State fix this immediately and publicize it widely so that every voter is aware of the voting hours on election day, Tuesday, November 7th. 

“Once again, elections officials are failing to protect Georgia voters’ sacred and fundamental right to vote,” stated Sean J. Young, Legal Director of the ACLU of Georgia. “Voters work hard to do their part in our democracy, and they expect elections officials to do the same.”

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