Mark Niesse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Recent articles by Mark:

Georgia sued over long voting lines

A federal lawsuit filed Thursday seeks court action to prevent long lines in Georgia during the Nov. 3 presidential election. → Read More

Early voting for runoffs opens in Atlanta arena and across Georgia – 95.5 WSB

Early voting for Georgia’s runoff elections began Monday, including at a giant polling place on the Atlanta Hawks’ home court. → Read More

Wrong absentee ballots mailed to over 700 Georgia voters

Election officials mailed nonpartisan ballots to 742 Georgia voters who had requested Democratic or Republican ballots. Those voters are being sent replacement ballots. → Read More

Absentee voting program embraced by Georgia voters, then abandoned

Georgia voters embraced absentee voting in the state's primary election, but they won't again be mailed applications this fall. → Read More

Georgia lawmakers demand answers for election problems

Georgia legislators confronted Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Tuesday over problems in the state's primary that caused long waits. → Read More

Georgia’s election problems blasted as November vote looms

Voters faced long lines in Georgia's primary, a problem that could repeat itself in November's election. → Read More

Georgia primary unfinished as votes counted after election day

Georgia election officials were still counting hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots Wednesday in an election where record numbers of people voted from home. → Read More

New voting machines cause lines and problems on Georgia election day

Voters weren't able to cast their ballots at some precincts in Georgia's primary because poll workers couldn't get the state's new voting equipment to work. → Read More

Polls open and voters line up for Georgia primary

Georgia voters prepared for lines and delays during Tuesday's primary election because of social distancing requirements amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Georgia primary: Early voting ends with high turnout Friday

The last day of early voting for Georgia's June 9 primary is Friday. Then voters will head to the polls on election day or return their absentee ballots. → Read More

Georgia’s primary: How to vote in an unprecedented election

Absentee voting has surged for Georgia's primary Tuesday, but in-person precincts will also be open. Here's what voters need to know. → Read More

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