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Thousands of Ga. voters told to prove citizenship

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia secretary of state's office mailed out letters to more than 4,200 voters, telling them they must prove their citizenship for their ballots to count.

A three-judge federal panel ruled last month that Georgia can to continue asking prospective voters who have been flagged as possibly ineligible to prove their citizenship. A voting rights group has asked that the state be blocked from using the system.

The secretary of state's office says 671 letters were delivered in Gwinnett County. County officials say they've cleared more than a third of them. More than 400 were sent to DeKalb County, where election officials say people have been coming in to comply.

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

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