Press Statement: ACLU of Georgia Concerned the Secretary of State Persists in Cancelling Voter Registration of Duly Registered Georgia Citizens
ATLANTA – The Georgia Secretary of State’s office is preparing to cancel the registration of 330,000 Georgia voters. The Secretary’s office has a history of massive error in canceling registrations.
In 2017, the ACLU of Georgia filed a lawsuit against the Secretary of State’s Office for illegally canceling nearly 160,000 registered Georgia voters from the active voter. On the eve of a final court date, then-Secretary of State Brian Kemp settled the ACLU of Georgia case by agreeing to comply with state and federal law.
“We are very concerned and disappointed that the Secretary of State persists in cancelling the registration of duly registered Georgia citizens. The ACLU of GA has worked very hard to protect voter rights and ensure that people would have adequate opportunity to correct errors that resulted in cancellations in their ability to exercise there sacred, constitutional right to vote,” Andrea Young, executive director of the ACLU of Georgia. “It is especially concerning ahead of municipal elections across the state. We urge everyone to check their voter registration status and contact us for help if there is a problem.”
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