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Wed Oct 24, 2018, 03:22 PM

1. A federal judge signaled on Wednesday that Georgia election officials would no longer be allowed to

This is a great ruling
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/judge-wants-to-end-georgias-absentee-ballot-rejection-for-signature-mismatch
A federal judge signaled on Wednesday that Georgia election officials would no longer be allowed to reject absentee ballots because they believe the signature on the ballot does not match the voter’s signature on public records. Instead, according to the judge’s proposed order, the ballot would be processed as a provisional ballot, and election officials would be required to give the voter notice of the perceived discrepancy, and give the voter — no later than three days before election day — the opportunity to address it.

Likewise, the judge proposed that that applications for absentee ballots, where the election officials believe the signature does not match their records, no longer be rejected, and instead, that voters be provided with a provisional ballots. Those voters too will be be given the opportunity to rectify the signature discrepancy, according to the judge’s order.

U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May’s gave the parties in the case until noon Thursday to give her feedback on the proposed order.

“The Court is specifically interested in comments as to whether any of the below language is confusing or will be unworkable for the implementing officials,” she said.

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