The state of Georgia is rushing absentee ballots to military personnel overseas, in hopes of avoiding a lawsuit by the Justice Department. The general election is November 5, and state law requires counties to have absentee ballots available 45 days before. But the state was unable to comply because primary elections, normally held in July, were moved to August.
While counties wait for their absentee ballots to be printed, the secretary of state's office is rushing to get them overseas. Military personnel would have about 30 days to vote and send the ballots back to Georgia.
Reported by: Tarcia Bush
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