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ACLU federal lawsuit: Postage to vote by mail amounts to poll tax




A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union against Georgia’s Secretary of State claims it’s unconstitutional for Georgia to require voters to pay for postage to mail absentee ballots and absentee ballot applications in the upcoming May 19 election.


The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the voter engagement organization Black Voters Matter Fund and a DeKalb County voter, argues elections officials should provide prepaid stamps on the absentee ballot applications and ballots. Making voters pay for postage amounts to a poll tax, the suit says.


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