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Nov. 14 - New Secretary of State Complies with Federal Judicial Order on Ballot Counts

Brunswick Business Journal Staff Report

November 14, 2018 - U.S District Court Judge Amy Totenberg issued an order directing the Secretary of State to take certain actions regarding certain provisional ballots cast in the November 6, 2018 general election. To comply with this ruling, Secretary of State Robyn A. Crittenden has taken the following actions:

- Established and publicized a toll-free hotline – 1-844-537-5375 – and accompanying website for voters to check the status of the their provisional ballots cast in the November 6, 2018 election;

- Directed all 159 county election superintendents to similarly publicize the availability of the state’s hotline and website on county and county election websites;

- Directed counties with 100 or more provisional ballots to engage in a “good faith” review of voters’ eligibility for those who cast provisional ballots coded “PR” (not registered to vote) using all available registration documentation, including information provided by the voter through the time of the review; and

- Produced information in her possession responsive to the Court’s Order and sought to obtain additional information from county election superintendents.

The Secretary of State’s toll-free hotline is 1-844-537-5375. This public access system is publicized on an accompanying website, and there is a banner on sos.ga.gov stating “Click Here to Check Your Provisional Ballot Status in the Nov. 6, 2018 Election.”

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