Four counties in Georgia are being sued over early voting dates. This is part of a push for more to be added for the state’s crucial runoff elections, which are set to determine control of the Senate.
Democracy Docket detailed that the suits filed on behalf of New Georgia Project, a group that looks to “register and civically engage Georgians,” in the Bibb, Clarke, Houston and Paulding counties.
“Currently, the named counties are not offering early voting on December 19th, December 31st, or on any of the days in January, despite statutory requirements compelling them to do so,” a statement from Democracy Docket read.
The dates mentioned specifically are Saturdays, which the groups argue state law details early voting days must be held on.
However, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports election officials saying that weekend voting is required by state law only for a primary or general election. They said the same rule does not apply for a runoff.
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