With a final hearing set Feb. 5 for both sides’ arguments, the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia has reached a settlement with the office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp over what the ACLU termed a threat to purge from voter rolls nearly 160,000 voters who had moved within the same county in the last four years without notifying election officials.

The case involved a petition the ACLU filed on behalf of a voter, Stacy Hopkins, last July after she received a notice from the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections that, unless she contacted the county, she would be removed from the active voter rolls.

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