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Georgia “exact match” voter law is challenged
Several civil rights and voting reform advocates filed a lawsuit to strike down a Georgia voter registration law that requires citizens to remember exactly how their names and other information appears in the state’s drivers’ license and the Social Security data base. According to the Campaign Legal Center, one of the lawsuit’s sponsors, “if even a single letter or number, or a hyphen, space or apostrophe, does not exactly match the database information, and the applicant fails to correct the mismatch in 40 days, the application is automatically rejected and the applicant is not placed on the registration rolls even if they are eligible to vote.”

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