Kemp Claims Missing Voter Registrations Are Accounted For

In the latest chapter of a more than month-long battle over voter registrations, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp says that the 48,000 or so voter registration applications the New Georgia Project says are missing have been accounted for.

According to the AJC, SOS Kemp held a press conference Thursday to respond to the lawsuit filed last Friday by NGP and other groups against his office and several counties.

Kemp said his office has now confirmed nearly 40,000 of those voters are active and on the rolls. He said almost 10,000 more are on a “pending” voter registration list kept by individual counties, meaning those potential voters have been asked to provide more information to confirm their identities.

In both cases, Kemp urged any voter with questions about his or her registration status to contact a local registrar or check online at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov. He also launched a new email address to accept voter registration queries — [email protected] — and said voters could call his office at 404-656-2871.

Secretary Kemp claims an additional 6,000 forms that were submitted are now cancelled because of an inability to obtain needed information, or because the individual was not eligible to vote.