Ga. Can't Nix Absentee Ballots For Signature Mismatch
Law360 (October 25, 2018, 8:15 PM EDT) -- Georgia election officials can’t toss absentee ballots or applications with signatures that don’t seem to match the ones on file, a federal judge held Thursday, handing a win to several voters and voting advocacy groups with less than two weeks to go before midterm elections.
U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May issued a temporary restraining order directing Secretary of State Brian Kemp and other Georgia election officials to give voters whose absentee documents are flagged for signature discrepancies a chance to challenge the determination and verify their identity.
The order comes in a pair of suits challenging Georgia’s process for reviewing...
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