ATLANTA (AP) — A federal lawsuit seeks an extension of the voter registration deadline in Georgia’s six coastal counties because of disruptions caused by Hurricane Matthew.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit Monday. It seeks an extension of the voter registration deadline in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh counties by six days from a court order.
A judge in Savannah last week ordered the extension to Oct. 18 of the voter registration deadline in Chatham County because of the storm. He has scheduled a hearing on the latest suit for Wednesday.
A spokeswoman for Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the state’s top elections official, said they paid close attention to the situation along the coast and changing deadlines so close to the election is a bad idea.