2020 has invited us to reflect on the freedom of our day-to-day actions and activities. At times, the coronavirus has made it difficult to live our lives as we normally would. Systemic racism and prejudice have made it difficult to live our truths without consequence. As we approach the final months of the year, we must remember that, regardless of the limitations we might feel, we have the freedom and the opportunity to do something very important this year: to vote.
Understanding all the components of the voting process can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together a list of resources for our partners and clients to use as election season approaches.

Registering to vote

A few key dates to remember:
Election day: November 3
Voter registration ends: October 5
Registering to vote is the first, most important step in the voting process. If you’re a Georgia resident and have not registered to vote, you can register here. If you’re a Georgia resident and are unsure of your registration status, head to this website to check!

Early voting dates and deadlines

In the state of Georgia, early voting begins on October 12 and runs until October 30. If you’re registered to vote, you can vote early!

Absentee voting

Election day is November 3, but Georgia allows any voter to request a ballot by mail! Not sure how to send in your absentee ballot? Here’s how:

  • Request your mail-in ballot with a mail ballot application.
  • Fill out the application completely.
  • Submit the request to your local election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Friday, October 30, 2020.
  • When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.

Not sure your ballot will be mailed in time?

Don’t worry! You can fill out your ballot and return it to your county’s Board of Registrar office. To get the contact information for your county’s office, click here.

Voting can be a tiring process, but we hope this information will empower you to take action in the fall.