RICHMOND HILL, GA (WTOC) - So far, close to a million Georgia voters have already cast their ballots for the upcoming election.
Angela Brown, like so many folks, is excited about this year's election. "Yes I want to vote," she said. "But they won't let me vote."
Brown said she came to the old Bryan County courthouse in Richmond Hill yesterday to vote early, but a poll worker turned her away.
"She typed in my driver's license number and then leaned in and told me, she whispered, 'You can't vote.' And I was like, 'why?' She said, 'You are a convicted felon.' And I was like, 'Oh my God why, what happened, what did I do?'"
The poll worker told Brown a list provided by the Secretary of State's office shows she is on active parole and served time.
Brown said, "The only time I've been serving is at my job for the past eight years."
The Bryan County voter registration office is looking into the matter. They've contacted the Department of Corrections and the Secretary of State's elections office. So far no one has an answer for Brown.
"Hopefully I'll be able to come back and vote again," she said. "But how long is this process is going to take me?"
And there's only 11 days to go until Election Day.
"This is a very important election," said Brown. "I want to be able to vote. I want my vote to count."
Bryan county election officials are working to resolve this issue.
WTOC has been doing some digging too. It turns out there are a lot of Angela Browns in Georgia, several have criminal records and one of them has the same date of birth as the Angela Brown WTOC interviewed today.
Again, election officials are trying to clear up all the confusion before November 4.
Friday, May 24 2013 7:57 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:57:32 GMT
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