Georgia group wants investigation of voters' data release

Posted at 6:10 PM, Nov 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-30 18:10:00-05

ATLANTA (AP) - The League of Women Voters of Georgia wants Gov. Nathan Deal to investigate after personal information for Georgia's 6 million voters was released to news media and political parties.

The group's president Elizabeth Poythress said Monday that people will be discouraged from registering to vote unless the state can assure their personal information will be safe.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp has said his office recovered 12 discs that contained voters' Social Security and driver's license numbers and dates of birth. Kemp said a technology employee didn't follow department rules and was fired.

His office hasn't offered credit monitoring services. Kemp on Nov. 20 announced he will hire a firm to audit his office.

Poythress says that's not enough. She asks Deal to begin an independent investigation to assure Georgians.