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.
Nov. 5 is the day for Georgia special elections. Four seats in the Georgia General Assembly are up for election after their holders stepped down to run for U.S. Senate in 2014. Some counties in the state are also holding special elections. If you're headed to the polls, here's a quick guide.
After eight years leading the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, Edward DuBose says inequality in the state’s criminal justice system is the most significant issue greeting his successor. DuBose said the organization’s next president also must ensure access to the polls now that the Supreme Court has struck down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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.
Fulton County elections officials say they're working to resolve voter roll discrepancies ahead of local elections. At least four cities have reported that voters are listed in the wrong district or the wrong city or are not listed on voter rolls at all.
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.
Across the state today residents in many counties will be voting on tax policies. Camden County residents are considering a special 1% sales tax that could raise $65 million over the next 6 years for public works projects. And McIntosh County is considering a similar tax increase to expand education programs.