Polling equipment stolen before Georgia special election
Posted April 18
MARIETTA, Ga. — Polling equipment containing information on every Georgia voter has been stolen just before Tuesday's special election.
News outlets report four ExpressPoll machines were stolen from a poll manager's truck in Marietta on Saturday.
Cobb County Elections Director Janine Eveler says the machines have a list of voter names and addresses, as well as driver's license numbers. She says it's unclear if the thieves would be able to access the information.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp has criticized the county elections office for waiting two days to publicize the theft. His office has rendered the stolen units ineffective.
Cobb County police are investigating and a formal State Election Board investigation has been opened.
Cobb County is within the congressional district at play in the April 18 election to fill the seat held by Tom Price, who resigned to become President Donald Trump's health secretary.