More than 22,000 Cobb-registered voters on state’s list for purging

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The Georgia Secretary of State released the list of registered voters in danger of losing their voting rights for the upcoming elections, and of the list of over 313,000 registered voters statewide who might be purged from the roles, more than 22,000 are in Cobb County.

The Courier sorted out the Cobb voters from the statewide spreadsheet, then created a spreadsheet that has tabs for countywide, and for each of the cities and designated post office names.

Bear in mind that the addresses used in the Secretary of State’s spreadsheet are mailing addresses from voter registration, so if you reside in the City of Smyrna, but live along Oakdale Road in the areas with Mableton addresses, you will be under the Mableton tab on our spreadsheet if you’re on the purge list. The same is true for Vinings and Cumberland, where most addresses are designated Atlanta.

You can download the Courier’s spreadsheet, with a tab for each city or location here in Cobb, but if you want to efficiently search for your own name, GPB has an article with a clear set of instructions for how to search for your name on a pared-down version of the spreadsheet they’ve created.

The GPB article is also a good source of information on how this upcoming purge of voters is going to work, with an excerpt from the recently passed law describing the process, and quotes from organizations opposed to the voter purge. It also explains a number of ways to get removed from the list.

Here is the breakdown of numbers of affected voters for each named post office location in Cobb.

Acworth: 1,619

Atlanta (Vinings and Cumberland areas): 1,144

Austell: 1,166

Clarkdale: 3

Dallas: 32

Kennesaw: 2,787

Mableton: 1,165

Marietta: 9.419

Powder Springs: 1,455

Roswell : 319

Smyrna: 2,881

Vinings: 1

Woodstock: 61

If you are purged from the voting roles, there is nothing to stop you from re-registering, but finding out if you’re about to be purged ensures that you can take measures to make sure you can vote in the 2020 elections.

Every vote counts.