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Wed Jun 21, 2017, 09:08 PM

Why is no one from Georgia screaming about polling places being changed yesterday?

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Reply Why is no one from Georgia screaming about polling places being changed yesterday? (Original post)
blueinredohio Jun 2017 OP
elleng Jun 2017 #1
Ilsa Jun 2017 #2
ga_girl Jun 2017 #3

Response to blueinredohio (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 09:11 PM

1. I've seen one complaint,

but nothing more than that.

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Response to blueinredohio (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 09:27 PM

2. They extended voting hours for the places

that were moved or had delays due to paperwork being in the wrong place. I don't know if that applied to all of them.

Maybe that has something to do with it.

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Response to blueinredohio (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 10:02 PM

3. mainly because the polling locations were moved for legitimate reasons

and notices were mailed approximately one month before election day.

http://www.11alive.com/news/politics/elections/ballot/fulton-county-to-move-12-polling-locations-ahead-of-june-runoff-election/442997521
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The county said it is moving 12 polling locations for the 6th Congressional District Runoff election "due to unforeseen circumstances."

According to Richard Barron, the director for the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections, some of the original polling locations are undergoing renovations or had scheduled events that conflicted with the June election date. "The timing of this election is causing us to make these changes," Barron said in a statement.

The county said it mailed out more than 109,000 notification letters on May 22 to inform each affected household of their new polling location. Barron said each eligible 6th District voter impacted by the changes would also receive a new voter registration card.
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