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Group raises concerns over how state leaders monitor voting district lines

The group "Better Georgia" says it's the Secretary of State's office responsibility to oversee Georgia elections. (Source:WALB) The group "Better Georgia" says it's the Secretary of State's office responsibility to oversee Georgia elections. (Source:WALB)
James Williams is fighting to keep his name on the ballot under House District 151. (Source:WALB) James Williams is fighting to keep his name on the ballot under House District 151. (Source:WALB)
An administrative hearing is set for April 13th to determine if Williams can remain in the race. (Source:WALB) An administrative hearing is set for April 13th to determine if Williams can remain in the race. (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A state watchdog group is raising concerns about how the Secretary of State monitors voting district lines.

James Williams could be disqualified from running in the District 151 race.
He's been voting in that district for years, but the Secretary of State's Office now says there apparently was an error after the last redistricting and Williams actually lives in another district.
Better Georgia says it's Secretary of State Brian Kemp's responsibility to oversee Georgia elections.


"Secretary of State Kemp was four years late in identifying this problem and it took Williams running for office to bring the issue to light,” said Brandon Hanick, Better Georgia Director of Communications. “So then the question is how many other people do we have voting in the wrong district."

Williams was the only Democrat to qualify to run against Republican incumbent Gerald Green.
An administrative hearing is set for April 13th to determine if he can remain in the race.
His lawyer says Williams was never notified that his registration was moved to District 154.

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