Georgia to mail absentee ballot applications to all voters

Georgia election officials will mail a form that can be used to request an absentee ballot to all 6.9 million registered voters in the state, after opting to postpone the state’s March 24 presidential primaries to May because of the new coronavirus.

Switching remaining primaries to vote-by-mail not so easy

Voting rights groups and the head of the Democratic National Committee want the states with remaining primary elections to offer voting by mail as a way to ensure that voters can safely cast their ballots amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Athens-Clarke County ordered by state to use new voting machines

Georgia’s state election board on Wednesday has unanimously ordered Athens-Clarke County to use the new voting machines. This happened following an emergency hearing to discuss whether election officials violated state law or election rules when they decided not to use the state’s new voting machines for the presidential primary.