Yet another group has filed suit against the state of Georgia demanding that voter registration be re-opened in counties where Hurricane Matthew forced evacuations and government closures. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the suit in federal court Monday. “The state’s failure to extend the voter registration deadline, despite the massive disruptions caused by Hurricane Matthew, means that thousands of Georgians will be prevented from participating in the November election. This is unethical and illegal,” Kathleen Burch, interim counsel for the ACLU of Georgia, said in a statement.
The suit comes after a federal judge last week ordered Chatham County to re-open voter registration there through Tuesday.
The ACLU wants a judge to allow would-be voters to register in Chatham, Bryan, Camden, Glynn, Liberty, and McIntosh counties for six days.