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Fulton Co. Board of Elections votes to reject proposed polling location changes

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

The Fulton County Board of Elections met on Monday to discuss proposed changes to several polling locations in predominately black neighborhoods in Fulton County. 

The board voted to reject those changes for now. 

After many voters said the changes would affect mainly African-Americans, the American Civil Liberties Union fired back with a lawsuit, claiming voters weren't given proper notice of the changes. That lawsuit was filed on July 18.

Georgia law requires election officials to publish proposed polling place changes for at least 14 consecutive days before approving them. The Board had published the proposed changes just 6 days in advance.

The Fulton County board of elections director told CBS46 that they do not comment on proposed litigation.

"We're pleased the Board has agreed to reconsider these changes in the light of day," said Andrea Young, ACLU of Georgia executive director in July. "We encourage all voters who would be affected by these changes to attend the hearing and make their voices heard."

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