The "exact match" protocol requires information on voter registration applications to precisely match information on file with the state's Department of Motor Vehicles or the Social Security Administration. In October, a coalition of civil rights groups sued him.
The ruling Friday only deals with a portion of the 53,000 people whose voter registrations are pending.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development said there were 320 films and TV shows shot in the state a year ago, generating an economic impact of $9.5 billion, including $2.7 billion in direct spending. She ruled that Georgia must immediately start allowing poll managers to clear flagged voters who show proof of citizenship to vote a regular ballot, when only deputy registrars could previously. He called attention to lawsuits over allegations of voter suppression in the state, where more than 50,000 residents were in danger of not being able to vote.
Kemp was also ordered to issue a news release explaining how those flagged for potential citizenship issues could still vote by proving their citizenship, as well as offering a phone number for them to call with any questions.
A US judge on Friday ordered Georgia to allow some 3,000 recently naturalized USA citizens to vote in elections next week after their voting registrations were put on hold, according to a ruling filed in federal court in Atlanta.
A federal judge said Friday that Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for governor, must allow new US citizens to vote Tuesday if they can show proof of citizenship at the polls. He's banking on running up wide margins outside metro Atlanta and holding most of the GOP votes closer to the city.
Kemp's involvement in election procedures while a candidate has also drawn criticism.
A federal judge on Friday said Georgia must allow 3,000 new USA citizens to vote in the midterm elections if they show proof of citizenship.
Former U.S. President and Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter asked Kemp to resign his position as Georgia's secretary of state, saying his role in state government imperiled popular confidence in the election.
Kemp's campaign called the incidents "fake" and blamed Abrams. "Nonetheless, the state and counties will comply with" the ruling.