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Voting. Keep it Up.

Voting is a fundamental right. The American Revolution began over "no taxation without representation!" Over the past 250 years many groups have struggled, and even given their lives, to expand access for all to this fundamental right.

There are no elections coming up soon, but there are plenty of bills about voting access in the Georgia General Assembly. Stay involved and contact your legislator to voice your opinions.

"Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use it."

-- Susan B Anthony

"If you don't vote, you lose your right to complain."

-- George Carlin

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr

"We vote to honor those who came before us and to protect those who will come after us."

-- Megan Markle

"Somewhere inside of all of us is the power to change the world."

-- Roald Dahl

"We do not have a government by the majority. We have a government by the majority who participate."

-- Thomas Jefferson

"If we don't vote, we are ignoring history and giving away the future."

-- Pat Mitchell

Register to Vote

The first step to voting is registering to vote.

STEP 1: Check your Voter Registration

Go to the Georgia Secretary of State Page and check your voter registration.

STEP 2: Register to Vote

Register to Vote! This can be completed online and only takes about two minutes.

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Vote: There are three ways to vote

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METHOD 1: VOTE BY MAIL

Anyone in Georgia can vote by mail; no excuse is needed. You can request a ballot online using the portal from the Secretary of state. Additionally, you can fill out a PDF Absentee Ballot Application that can be returned in the mail, by fax, email, or in-person to your county's registration office.

You can track your ballot using the My Georgia Voter Page.

Return your ballot in the mail or drop it off at on of your counties drop boxes before 7pm on Election Day. You can find drop box location by contacting your county registrars office or via Ballot Nav.

Go to the My Georgia Voter Page and check that your ballot was received and accepted. If missing, vote in person at your polling location. If rejected, take steps to fix your ballot.

NOTE: Remember everyone is also sending their holiday cards right now. Request and return your ballot ASAP.

METHOD 2: VOTE EARLY IN PERSON

Anyone in Georgia can vote early in person. Early voting begins on the forth Monday prior to the election (Dec 14th) and ends on the Friday (Jan 1) immediately prior to the election.

You may vote at any early voting location in the county that you are registered to vote. Hours and locations vary by county. Make sure to bring a valid photo ID and that you have registered to vote.

Click the link below to find an early voting location near you!

METHOD 3: VOTE ON ELECTION DAY

Election Day is on Jan 5th, 2020. Find your polling location below and make sure to bring an acceptable photo ID and that you have registered to vote.

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