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Bill Aims to Reduce Long Lines at Georgia Polling Places

Associated Press

Legislation filed Friday aims to reduce long lines at Georgia polling places on election day. It would also give county election officials flexibility to determine how many voting machines they think they need for elections that generally have lower turnout.

If voters have to wait in line longer than an hour on election day, the new legislation would require election officials to take action before the next general election. Georgia's elections have been under scrutiny in recent years. Voting rights advocates have complained about long lines that they say deprive some people of their right to vote.