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Elderly Voters Happy They Are Not In Danger Of Being Removed From Voter Rolls

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File photo of a voting booth. (credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a voting booth. (credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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FULTON COUNTY, GA (CBS ATL/WAOK) Hundreds of senior citizens were in danger of losing their right to vote in the upcoming elections, until Georgia State Senator Vincent Fort, intervened with the board of elections.

Seniors who live at the Atrium at Collegetown received letters last week telling them their address was not legitimate. The Director of Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections, Samuel Westmoreland, said Georgia state law provides for procedures for verification of voter addresses in order to ensure that voter rolls are current and accurate.

“Fulton County recently followed up on a request made by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office to investigate certain registered voter addresses that had been identified as having been demolished. One of those addresses was 435 E Joseph Lowery Blvd., SW Atlanta.

Senator Fort addressed the letters with the Board of Elections officials and Westmoreland says a review confirmed that all addresses were accurate and current.

Letters were sent to residents informing them that they would not need to attend a hearing to confirm their address.

The primary election is July 31 where voters will decide whether to approve a one cent TSPLOST for transportation projects.

The general election will be held November 6 where voters will go back to the polls to vote for President of the United States.

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