ATLANTA (AP) --
Georgia's top elections official has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to require new voter registration applicants to prove they are United States citizens before they can cast a ballot.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp said the lawsuit was filed Monday
in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
He said the state is asking the Justice Department to approve a
measure signed into law in May 2009 that requires people
registering to vote to submit one of several forms of evidence of
citizenship with their applications.
Kemp said the law streamlines Georgia's voter registration
processes and will make the state "a model for election security