The ACLU of Georgia says a letter mailed to nearly 50,000 Fulton County voters, telling them they could be declared inactive because they filed change of address forms but didn’t update their voter registration, is illegal. The letter states that voters have 30 days to confirm their address on their registration record before being deemed inactive, meaning they could be removed in the future. ACLU of Georgia legal director Sean J. Young said the organization plans to sue if Fulton doesn’t correct the issue. The mailers referenced by the ACLU in its Tuesday letter specifically involve voters who have moved within Fulton County. “You cannot say, ‘Do something in 30 days or something bad is going to happen to you,’” Young said. “This kind of nonsense is straight out of the voter suppression playbook.”
… Three voter advocacy organizations — the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP and Asia-Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta — are supporting the ACLU’s position and say the notices may violate federal law and the National Voter Registration Act, a charge Broce denied.
Young called the mailers intimidating and confusing. For residents who moved within a county, he said, the county should simply update its voter rolls with the new addresses, then send letters asking residents to correct any errors.
The Voter Registration Act “has very strict requirements about what they cannot do,” he said. “They need to fix this, or they’re going to be sued,” Young said.
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