Mark Niesse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Recent articles by Mark:

Case files discredit Kemp's accusation that Democrats tried to hack Georgia election

Newly released case files from the GBI reveal no evidence to support Georgia Republican Brian Kemp's accusation that the Democratic Party attempted to hack election websites. Instead, the website tests were scans by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. → Read More

Absentee ballot requests go missing in Fulton ahead of Georgia primary

The Fulton County elections office is looking for absentee ballot requests that voters emailed but were never processed. → Read More

Georgia election board passes rule to open absentee ballots early

Absentee ballots can be opened eight days before Georgia's June 9 primary, according to a State Election Board emergency rule passed Monday. → Read More

Polls open for start of early voting in Georgia

Early voting begins May 18 for Georgia's June 9 primary election. Poll workers and voters will take safety precautions during the coronavirus. → Read More

Judge rules against delaying Georgia’s June 9 primary again

A federal judge said Thursday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to postpone Georgia's June 9 primary for three more weeks. → Read More

Early voting starts Monday amid coronavirus: What you need to know

Voting locations will open for three weeks of early voting in Georgia on Monday May 18 for voters who prefer in-person voting over absentee ballots. Each polling place in Georgia will have hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies. The primary is June 9. → Read More

The deadline to sign up to vote in the Georgia primary is May 11

The Georgia voter registration deadline is May 11 for the state's June 9 primary election. → Read More

What you need to know to vote by mail in Georgia’s primary

More than 1 million Georgia voters plan to vote on absentee ballots in the state's June 9 primary. Here are answers about the vote-by-mail effort. → Read More

Elections employee dies of COVID-19 ahead of Georgia primary

A Fulton County elections employee, Beverly Walker, died of COVID-19 as Georgia election officials are trying to prepare for the June 9 primary. → Read More

Record number of absentee ballot requests pour in for Georgia primary

Nearly 400,000 Georgia voters have requested absentee ballots for the June 9 primary as they plan to vote from home. → Read More

Postal Service will deliver Georgia ballots that lack stamps

Voters in Georgia are being asked to pay for postage on their absentee ballots, but the Postal Service says it will deliver ballots that lack postage. → Read More

Georgia absentee ballots delayed because of backlog

Georgia voters won't be mailed absentee ballots until the week of April 20 because of a backlog at the company that prints, packages and mails them. → Read More

Georgia primary delayed again to June 9 during coronavirus emergency

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the postponement of Georgia's primary election until June 9 because of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

How to vote absentee in Georgia's primary election

All of Georgia's 6.9 million active voters are being mailed absentee ballot request forms, allowing them to vote by mail in the May 19 primary. → Read More

Investigators find no evidence for Georgia Gov. Kemp’s hacking claim

The Georgia attorney general's office has closed its investigation into Gov. Brian Kemp's allegation that Democrats tried to hack election info. → Read More

Georgia's new voting system rolled out statewide for early voting

Early voting for the March 24 presidential primary begins Monday in Georgia, where voters will use a new voting system that creates a paper ballot. → Read More

How to register to vote before Georgia presidential primary deadline

The deadline for Georgians to register to vote in the presidential primary election is Feb. 24. Voters can sign up online or by mail. → Read More

Judge rules for Abrams, denies subpoenas in campaign finance case

A judge ruled Friday against enforcing subpoenas of Democrat Stacey Abrams from the Georgia ethics commission. → Read More

Georgia is one of a few states relying on touchscreen-and-paper voting

An increasing number of voters in the United States and Georgia use touchscreens and printers to cast their ballots this year, according to a new map. → Read More

Racist robocalls attacking Stacey Abrams lead to proposed fines

The FCC is proposing nearly $13 million in fines against a video podcaster who allegedly made racist robocalls attacking Abrams and other figures. → Read More