Settlement Reached in Lawsuit over Georgia Voting Records
The state of Georgia has agreed to no longer put voters on the "inactive" list when they fail to confirm their new addresses after moving within the same county.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia said in a news release Friday that it had reached a settlement with Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
The ACLU says the state was not following federal laws that require election office to automatically update the addresses of voters who move within the same county.
Those voters who moved and forgot to return a letter to the state to confirm their new address were being declared "inactive." Inactive voters are eligible to vote but are removed from the voting rolls if they don't vote any time during the next two federal election cycles.