ATLANTA -- Georgia elections director Linda Ford has resigned at the request of Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
Kemp said Friday that the resignation was due to 7,690 voters being moved from inactive to cancelled status within 90 days of an election. The change, which occurred in February 2014 under Ford's supervision, happened six days after more than 312,000 Georgia voters were changed from inactive to cancelled during a standard update process required by law.
"All of the voter records moved from inactive to cancelled status met the requirements for having their status changed. These changes simply took place after the federal deadline," Kemp said in a statement. "This situation may seem like a minor issue to some, but to me, it is very serious."