Monday, October 27, 2008

Court: Flagged Voters May Vote

This just in from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

The state of Georgia must allow persons whose citizenship has been questioned in a new voter verification system the opportunity to cast a ballot in the Nov. 4 elections, a three-judge court ruled Monday.

The court also ordered Secretary of State Karen Handel to “make diligent and immediate efforts to notify, in a uniform manner, every person whose voter registration presently remains flagged.” Those voters must be told that they can vote by a “challenged ballot,” if necessary, and that there is a discrepancy in the voters’ registration information, the court said.

The ruling was issued by Judge Stanley Birch of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court judges Jack Camp and Bill Duffey.