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Justice Department: Protect Rights of Military And Overseas Voters In Georgia

A lawsuit against Georgia was brought under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) yesterday, over claims by the Justice Department that voting procedures in the state don’t adequately ensure that military and overseas voters can particiapte in the August federal primary runoff election. The Justice Department seeks a court order guaranteeing that Georgia will conform with the Overseas Voting Act and “ensure that Georgia’s military and overseas voters, many of whom are member of our armed forces and their families serving our country around the world, will be provided the opportunity to vote,” read a statement from Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.

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