Georgia city: Want $50 off your fine? Register to vote

AP

Print Article

ATLANTA (AP) An Atlanta-area city offered residents a $50 discount from citations for registering to vote or confirming their voter status.

The move by the city of South Fulton has raised questions about whether state law barring the exchange of money or gifts for registering voters was violated.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that city solicitor LaDawn Jones said the policy was an example of the city's "innovative" criminal justice system.

She said that the offer was not simply for gifts or money, but to consider a person's civic engagement when the city assessed fines.

The Georgia secretary of state's office told the newspaper they had not received any complaints about the discount offer. The deadline to register was Tuesday. It's unclear how many people took advantage of the discount offer.

Jones said the city did not inquire about any specific parties or candidates in the process.

___

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

Print Article

Read More Politics & Government

Twitter airs election meddling data

AP

October 17, 2018 at 11:58 am | NEW YORK (AP) Twitter is releasing all known accounts and posts related to "information operations" dating back to 2016, when it was first learned that foreign operators were using social media to ...

Comments

Read More

Filing: Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison says ex-wife abused him

AP

October 17, 2018 at 11:50 am | ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Divorce records for Keith Ellison, who is fending off an allegation of abuse from an ex-girlfriend, contain no allegations that the Minnesota congressman physically abused his ...

Comments

Read More

The Latest: Ellison: Unsealing of divorce record 'shameful'

AP

October 17, 2018 at 11:41 am | ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Latest on a court's unsealing of the divorce file involving U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison and his former wife, which media organizations had sought (all times local): 12:40 p...

Comments

Read More

Report: Sutton in-laws donate to SD GOP gov. opponent Noem

AP

October 17, 2018 at 11:39 am | RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) Two women related by marriage to South Dakota Democratic governor candidate Billie Sutton gave a combined $2,500 to support Republican nominee Kristi Noem, which Sutton's camp...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2018 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X