Secretary of State Brian Kemp is declaring September as Voter Registration Month in Georgia. Kemp said in a statement this week that he is working with various officials to make eligible voters aware of registration deadlines and requirements for the upcoming general election on Nov. 5.
Georgia's voter registration law requiring proof of citizenship is similar to one in Arizona that has been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court says federal law precludes states from asking for proof since the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 does not require such documentation.
Tuesday is the deadline for Georgians to register to vote if they want to participate in the general election on Nov. 6, which includes the presidential contest, congressional races and dozens of state Senate and House seats.
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.