Sandy Springs officials say they’ve checked the numbers again and there aren’t as many problems with the list of registered voters as they first thought.

City Manager John McDonough updated City Council about the city’s latest count of discrepancies found in the current list during council’s Oct. 1 meeting.

At the first City Council meeting in September, an analyst told council members he’d found nearly 5,000 problems with the county’s list of registered voters in the city. Problems included voters living in the wrong council district and addresses that didn’t exist.

As of Oct. 1, that number of discrepancies has been revised to 1,053, a figure based on a new county voter list that takes into account the new district maps.

The Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections told the city last month that the information it used to create the voter list is based on older city maps that do not reflect recent redistricting.

“Five thousand to 1,000. Good progress,” Councilman Gabriel Sterling said.

As for the remaining 1,000 irregularities, City Manager John McDonough said the Department of Registration and Elections is “still working on those.”

City Council elections are on Nov. 5.

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