Ga. county considers cases of ineligible voters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The elections board in a large east Georgia county is trying to decide what to do about cases of voters who don't live where they say they do.

The Augusta Chronicle reports that the Richmond County Board of Elections plans to take up the issue during a Monday night meeting.

Board members last month asked Executive Director Lynn Bailey to look into several cases of registered voters whose home addresses appeared to be vacant lots, abandoned houses or businesses.

Bailey is expected to present a report on her findings when the board convenes at 6 p.m. Monday. Bailey said she also expects to have a plan of action on how to address the issue and improve the accuracy of county voting rolls.


chinaberry25 2 years, 8 months ago

I admire a county who does this. This should be addressed before another election.


waltspecht 2 years, 8 months ago

I believe all Georgia Counties should follow suit, and verify every address of record for voters. For many no longer live at their registered address. Isn't that what got caught up in a Dawson election several years ago? Plus, I am willing to presume that no such audit has ever been done in Dawson since the problem surfaced. It is easy to move outside the City limits and keep your driver's license address the same as your former address provided your Moma forward important mail to you.


Sister_Ruby 2 years, 8 months ago

Not only do they not live where they say they do, the might not live at all!


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