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DOJ Requests Voter Registration Info From Georgia

A voter casts his a ballot in Georgia's primary election at a polling site Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A voter casts his a ballot in Georgia's primary election at a polling site Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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The civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice wants information about Georgia’s voter registration system.

The request is out to Georgia’s Secretary of State’s office. A spokesperson said the office is still determining how to respond.

Similar letters were sent last month to other states but only went public earlier this week.

They ask for copies of state policies and procedures for removing ineligible voters from the rolls, or changing residence.

Last week, President Donald Trump’s commission on election integrity requested voter information from the state.

Georgia’s Secretary of State’s office said it will send voter names and addresses to the commission but won’t send other information it requested, like the last four digits of Social Security numbers. That’s private under state law.