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Fulton County To Revote On Closing Polling Locations

Aug 11, 2017
The six polling locations on the chopping block are in predominantly black neighborhoods in South Atlanta.
Gerald Herbert / Associated Press

Fulton County's Board of Registration and Elections will vote for the second time Monday morning on whether to shut down six polling locations.

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The board approved closing the polling locations, which are in predominantly black neighborhoods, last month.

Elections officials said not enough people use those locations to justify keeping them open.

The ACLU sued saying the board didn't give the public enough notice of the proposed changes before taking a vote.

David Goldman / Associated Press

In a lawsuit, Georgia's ACLU is accusing Fulton County's Board of Registration and Elections of breaking state law.

But whether or not the board did is complicated.

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The Fulton Elections Board voted last Thursday to tweak certain precinct boundary lines and change some polling locations. The ACLU says the board didn't provide enough public notice before making the changes, and that violates state law.

Fulton Voting Precincts Might Close In Black Neighborhoods

Jul 14, 2017
David Goldman / Associated Press File

Fulton County's Board of Registration and Elections voted unanimously on Thursday to propose closing six polling places, consolidating them with other existing voting locations. All of them are in predominantly black neighborhoods in South Atlanta.

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The board says most people in these polling places vote early anyway and don't frequent the locations often enough to justify keeping them open. 

Andrew Harnik / Associated Press

Voters assigned to two Fulton County polling locations will have extra time to vote in the special 6th Congressional District election due to the locations not opening at 7 a.m.

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Eligible voters whose designated polling locations are Centennial High School or Johns Creek Environmental Campus will have extra time to vote, a statement from Fulton County said. Centennial High School will close at 7:35 p.m. and Johns Creek Environmental Campus will close at 7:55 p.m.