Asian American group raises election concerns
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia election officials say they've been asked to look into concerns by a group representing Asian Americans that hundreds of new voters are facing obstacles that could keep them from voting.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/UiLU6I) that the Atlanta-based Asian American Legal Advocacy Center requested the review on Wednesday.
Officials with the group say many of the voters are newly naturalized American citizens who want to cast their first ballots in a U.S. election.
The group maintains that some of the voters are missing from voting rolls, and that their registrations have apparently not been processed.
A spokesman for Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said the secretary received the request for intervention from the organization. Agency spokesman Jared Thomas said such allegations are taken very seriously by the state.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com