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.
Georgia’s Secretary of State has come up with a plan to ensure the state is complying with federal election law regarding absentee ballots in the runoff for the primaries. But Brian Kemp doesn’t believe this will end the Justice Department’s concerns.
A federal judge has ordered Georgia's Secretary of State to extend the deadline to accept absentee ballots from military service members, their families and citizens living overseas in the event of a primary runoff election on Aug. 21.
The federal government has sent a letter to Georgia officials saying the state's schedule for runoff elections violates federal law on overseas absentee ballots. The U.S. Department of Justice sent the letter on June 15 to Georgia's attorney general and secretary of state.
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.
Two women in coastal Georgia’s McIntosh County have turned themselves in to police on charges of voter fraud. The women were charged with three felony counts of mishandling absentee ballots, after a local postal worker tipped off authorities that one of them mailed a stack of ballots before the November 2nd general election. Secretary of State Brian Kemp won’t comment on an open investigation, but says his office has recently collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines for absentee ballot fraud.