Civil rights organizations of USA sued Georgia’s secretary of state Republican nominee for governor Brian Kemp to stop him from enforcing a law blamed for blocking the processing 50,000 voter registrations.
The complaint filed by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law claims the “exact match” requirement is unconstitutional and violates the Voting Rights Act.
According to the complaint:
“The protocol codified by HB 268, and implemented by Georgia’s Secretary of State, Defendant Brian Kemp, requires county registrars to enter information from a voter registration form into Georgia’s statewide voter registration system known as “Enet.” That information is then matched against records on file with the Georgia Department of Drivers Services (DDS) or Social Security Administration (SSA). If the information entered into “Enet” does not exactly match the applicant’s identity data on file with DDS or SSA, the application is placed in “pending” status. HB 268 places the burden upon the applicant to then cure the no match result within 26 months.”