State officials say they plan to keep the Georgia State Archives open with regular hours after an uproar over plans to limit access to appointments only for six days a month. Gov. Nathan Deal and Secretary of State Brian Kemp said Thursday that $125,000 in funding will be restored and allow the archives to stay open two days a week.
Fulton County election officials are planning to meet amid criticism of their handling of the vote count from last Tuesday's election. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said he was concerned about what he called "numerous and substantial issues" surrounding the administration of the election in the metro Atlanta county.
More than 250,000 Georgia voters cast early ballots ahead of Tuesday's primary elections. Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office said Friday that 255,787 Georgians voted in-person between the time early voting began July 9 and Thursday.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp has announced the formation of a committee that will review the state's election code. The six-member panel includes Kemp and the general counsels of the state Democratic and Republican parties.
Georgia officials have settled a lawsuit that accused the state of failing to provide voter registration services at public assistance offices. Secretary of State Brian Kemp approved the agreement but condemned the lawsuit.
More than 140,000 Georgia residents have cast early ballots ahead of the state's Republican presidential primary on Super Tuesday. Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office reports that 116,800 people had walked into polling stations by the close of business Thursday to vote in advance. In-person early voting ends Friday.