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States Cannot Require Voter Registration More Than Thirty Days Before a Federal Runoff Election

Robert Timothy Reagan
March 4, 2019
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Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. Georgia (Timothy C. Batten, Sr., N.D. Ga. 1:17-cv-1397)
Granting a preliminary injunction, a federal district judge found that a state statute requiring voter registration five Mondays in advance of an election to be eligible to vote in a later runoff election was inconsistent with the National Voter Registration Act’s requirement that voter registrations for federal elections be accepted until no more than 30 days before an election.
Subject: Registration procedures. Topics: Registration procedures; National Voter Registration Act; recusal; attorney fees.

One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.