A new system for picking jurors means more Georgians could be called for jury duty – but everyone should be called less often. State officials will electronically merge voter registrations with driver’s license and state ID card data to update the list of eligible jurors every year.
The NAACP aims to sign up thousands of student, elderly and minority voters this election season. NAACP President Ben Jealous will join faith, labor and civic leaders at Clark Atlanta University on Wednesday to launch the organization's national voter registration push.
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.
The pool of prospective jurors in Georgia would grow under a plan to use driver’s license rolls to fill juries. Right now, jurors are selected from county voter registration lists. The measure, sponsored by Brunswick Rep. Alex Atwood, would add anyone with a drivers’ license or state ID card.