Seniors at a certain residential center in Atlanta were recently informed they would not be allowed to vote, because the address they cited as their living space no longer exists.
How did these voters find out? The Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections sent letters to the building where they live. Which no longer exists.
Click here for the notice from Fulton County. Here’s the letter of protest from state Sen. Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, to Samuel Westmoreland, the elections director:
Dear Mr. Westmoreland,
I have received complaints from residents of the Atrium at Collegetown (435 Joseph E Lowery Blvd SW). They have received a letter saying they have been purged from the voters list because the address they were on record as living at “no longer exists”. This is a serious issue because the facility at this address does exist. Beyond this, it befuddles me that the notices were sent to the exact address that the department claims no longer exists.
I am concerned that your office is, apparently, more interested in purging voters than ensuring that the right of every eligible person to register and vote. I would like an explanation in writing of how you intend to correct this situation and how this fiasco came to be.
Senator Vincent D. Fort
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider