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Cobb County agrees to extend absentee deadline for impacted Georgia voters

Cobb County has agreed to extend the deadline for Georgia voters who did not receive requested absentee ballots, according to American Civil Liberties Union attorney Vasu Abhiraman.

The extension to Nov. 14 applies to nearly 700 voters who did not receive an absentee ballot and have not voted in person.

The move comes after the ACLU of Georgia filed a lawsuit against the County Board of Elections & Registration alleging that it “failed to timely send absentee ballots” to approximately 1,036 voters whose absentee ballot applications had been marked as issued last month but apparently were never sent.

The group had asked that all those impacted be permitted an extension to return the ballots until Nov. 14 — the same deadline as military ballots.

Cobb County is one of the most crucial counties in Georgia. The…

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