Election officials say early voting for the primary is slow but steady. In Athens-Clarke County they are seeing about one hundred early voters a day. In Richmond County they are seeing 150 to 200 early voters a day.
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.
At the state GOP convention last weekend, the party’s executive committee voted to add five non-binding questions for voters on the July 31 primary ballot. The state Democratic party is following suit, with questions of their own.
The Secretary of State office is looking into dozens of incidents of election fraud from this summer’s primary. The state has launched a criminal investigation into alleged voter fraud in south Georgia.
With a lot of races and candidates in next Tuesday’s party primaries voters need information. But fewer publications are giving them guidance, as editorial boards at leading newspapers have cut back on endorsements.