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Nearly 12,000 access Ga.'s new online voter registration system, 21 in Hall Co.

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) -- State officials say nearly 12,000 people have taken advantage of Georgia's new online voter system, either registering for the upcoming May 20 primary or updating their information. That's a average of 75.28 for each of Georgia's 159 counties.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp said Tuesday that it was "enormously gratifying" that so many Georgia residents took advantage of the new system, which was launched three weeks ago.

Kemp says about 6,800 new voters used the system to register, while about 5,000 already registered voters accessed the system to update their information.

Twenty-one of the online registrations were recorded in Hall County, according to county Elections Director Charlotte Sosbee. Sosebee added that as of late Tuesday afternoon the total number of registered voters in the for the May 20 primaries was 94,826. "However, we are still posting entries from mail applications post-dated at the close of the 21st deadline."

The system is available online or through the "My Voter Page" mobileapp. Monday was the deadline to register to vote in the primaries. The deadline to register for the November general election is Oct. 6.

(AccessNorthGa.com's Ken Stanford contributed to this story.)
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