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Stories From Around the State
By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Exactly one week before Election Day 2012, I cast my ballot at recreation center near my home. I got my sticker which says "I am proud to be a Georgia Voter." That has always been true ever since I cast my first Georgia vote at a firehouse near Emory University.
In reviewing states (CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, VT, VA and WV) that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy we found that most states have not changed their voting procedures. However, some states that were hardest hit have extended hours for registration and early voting.
Below is a list of changes as of this morning October 31, 2012 –
Like many of you, our eyebrows raised when we first read this headline out of Georgia: “Fulton election results show more than 100% turnout in 4 precincts.” The culprit causing strange turnout during this primary election? Confusion at the polls over newly redistricted precincts.
This week brought good news for Georgia voters. A U.S. District Judge cleared the way for a lawsuit by voting rights groups to go forward. The suit asks the court to mandate that the State of Georgia fully comply with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) particularly with respect to providing voter registration forms at public assistance agencies both in person and online. Demos and other groups hailed this court order.
Date: February 9, 2011
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Event: Panel Discussion
Partners: American Bar Association
Tracy Adkinson, President of the League of Women Voters of Georgia, served as an expert witness to the American Bar Association’s Task Force on the Preservation of the Justice System on the impact of the court funding crisis at the Task Force’s first meeting in Atlanta.State: