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Report IDs Fulton Election Failures

A report has revealed unstable leadership and lack of preparation led to problems that unfolded in Fulton County during the 2012 presidential election.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has obtained a review from the Fulton County Registration and Elections office. The newspaper reports a constant shift in the elections director's position and questionable decisions made by a prior department head contributed to countywide polling problems.

Former elections board Chairman Roderick Edmond announced his resignation last week, and county elections officials are set to meet with state elections authorities Jan. 31.

Many voters in the county had to cast provisional ballots because poll workers could not find their names on voter rolls, which led to a ballot shortage. More Fulton County voters used paper ballots than the rest of Georgia combined.

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