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Georgia County Agrees to Voter Purge Reforms to End NAACP Suit

Residents Cast Ballots For Georgia Senate Runoff Election
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One of Georgia’s most-populous counties agreed to create new policies for handling challenges to individual voters based on their residency, resolving a lawsuit claiming the current practice puts thousands of people with unstable housing at risk of being disenfranchised.

DeKalb County also agreed to reinstate dozens of eligible voters who were purged from the voter rolls before the suit was filed in February 2020, lawyers for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda said in a statement Wednesday.