At least a few Statesboro residents hate the students of Georgia Southern. Nancy Waters, on the Alcohol Control Board, apparently is feeling threatened that the students of Georgia Southern might actually now organize to overturn the Alcohol Control Board’s puritanical rule down there.
Ms. Waters and three others have filed challenges to student voter registrations.
From what I can gather, the Georgia Southern Student Government, student NAACP chapter, and several other groups went in together to aggressively get students to register to vote in Statesboro. There is a hotly contested city council election on November 6th.
Ms. Waters and her cohorts are filing challenges against 840 of the students who registered to vote. My understanding is that under Georgia law, if a student in a dorm or apartment desires to make his present locale his place of residence for purposes of voting, he is allowed to do so. However, there are other rules involved as well.
Now, here’s the part that tickles me. It seems that one of these challengers, who are calling themselves