On July 18, American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia sued the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections for violating state law when it approved a set of polling place closures and changes without giving adequate notice to the public.  
Georgia law requires election officials to publish proposed polling place changes for at least 14 consecutive days before approving them. Last week, the Board voted to close or move several polling places in predominantly Black neighborhoods and published the proposed changes just 6 days in advance.
The lawsuit asks the court to require the Board to reconsider the changes after following the public notice requirements in state law.

Date filed

July 18, 2017


Fulton County Superior Court



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