The ACLU of Georgia filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the Fulton County elections board did not give the public enough notice before it approved changes last week that affected several majority African-American precincts. The suit is asking a Fulton judge to rescind the vote until the changes can be re-publicized. Fulton Director of Elections and Registration Richard Barron declined comment on the suit because it was pending litigation.
State law requires notice of polling location changes to be published once a week for two consecutive weeks. In this case, Fulton officials published notices in The Daily Report on July 7 and again on July 10 — a Friday and then a Monday. The board then voted to approve the changes on Thursday.
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