The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday received Georgia’s response to a challenge of the state’s system of verifying voters’ identities and citizenship.
The department last week told Georgia officials that it believed the state had made substantial changes to its voting process that had to be precleared by the Department of Justice under the auspices of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Those changes also led voting rights advocates to sue Georgia in federal court. An order in that case is expected this week.
The Justice Department has 60 days to review Georgia’s submission, but with less than three weeks to go before the Nov. 4 election, officials in Washington said it would grant the request to expedite the review.