The State Election Board had decided to move forward with an investigation into potential voter registration fraud.
The board voted unanimously at an emergency meeting Wednesday afternoon to issue an updated subpoena in the case against The New Georgia Project, a non-profit voter registration group.
While some have questioned Secretary of State Brian Kemp's motives, he said his office is just following up on complaints from counties around the state.
"As an investigative body, this is our duty to look into those complaints and that's where this investigation has gone,” said Kemp.
On Saturday night, several hundred politically-active Georgians will gather in Atlanta. They won’t be meeting to talk about Tuesday’s election. Rather they’ll be focusing on future Election Days. And they’ll be asking what it will take to elect more women to political office at every level in Georgia.
Attorneys for three different parties presented arguments to the Georgia Supreme Court about an ongoing border war Tuesday. Monroe County and Bibb County have been in legal limbo for several years over where their shared border lies. Secretary of State Brian Kemp appealed to the state Supreme Court after a lower court ordered him to accept a new county line between the two.
State Senator Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, is considering drafting legislation that would require members of the General Assembly to pay for special elections if they resign to run for higher office. Officials say special elections cost anywhere from $20,000 to $60,000.
As part of a long-term plan to keep the State Archives open, the General Assembly has approved transferring the research and records facility from the Secretary of State’s office to the University System of Georgia.
The Secretary of State’s office has gone to the unusual step of issuing subpoenas against Fulton County officials. It is part of an investigation into complaints about provisional ballots issued on Election Day.
Fulton County is the only county in Georgia that doesn’t have all its precincts completely reported from election night. Secretary of State Brian Kemp says his office has begun several investigations into what happened.
Georgia Democrats won’t be able to strike from the November ballot a candidate who has said he will switch to the GOP if elected. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp says the Democrats have no legal standing to remove Rep. Rick Crawford.
Election day is less than six weeks away and the deadline to register to vote in Georgia's General Election is Oct. 9th. But in at least one part of the state fewer Georgians are getting ready to vote.