Cobb County Extending Deadline For Voters Who Received Late Ballots

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ATLANTA – A Cobb County Superior Court judge has granted a preliminary injunction extending the deadline for receiving delayed absentee ballots for certain voters, along with other accommodations, in response to a lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU of Georgia), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Dechert LLP.Cobb County voters whose absentee ballot applications were received by the elections office on or before Nov. 26 will now have their ballot counted if it is postmarked by 7 p.m. on Election Day and received by Cobb County no later than Dec. 9. Voters should check their MyVoter page to confirm their application receipt date. These voters may also use a federal write-in absentee ballot to cast their votes if they have not received their official absentee ballot by Dec. 4. Voting rights groups are encouraging voters who have not yet returned their ballots to vote in person or hand-deliver their completed absentee ballots to the Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration Office, if they can do so, to ensure their voices are heard.