Make Your Voter Plan
Hey Georgia, our voter registration deadline is October 5, so take the following steps as part of your civic action plan:
✔ If you plan to vote by mail:
*Find a ballot drop box (to return your completed ballot or mail it back)
✔ If you plan to vote in-person early or on Election Day: confirm your precinct location(s) as there have been changes!
✔ See your personal sample ballot right now and learn more about the candidates in elections you're eligible for
✔ Complete the Census to help our communities get representation and funding
Key dates and deadlines:
Registration deadline for this November's election: Oct. 5
If you are in District 5 (double-check here), early voting is going on now for the Congressional seat!
In-person Early Voting: Oct. 12 - 30
Deadline to request an absentee ballot: Oct. 30
Recommended mail-in date for absentee ballot: Oct. 16
Election Day: Nov. 3 (mailed absentee ballots must be received back by 7pm election day)
2020 Civic Engagement Initiatives
We're so excited to serve as Georgia's State Captain for National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) 2020 that we're celebrating all the way to October 5!
✅ Apply to our mini-grant application for your NVRD voter engagement work in Georgia (application closed Sept. 13).
✅ Join our special "A Night of Good Trouble" event on Saturday, Sept. 26
✅ Follow our Instagram account (@civicga) for ongoing information and updates on community voter registration activities (in-person & virtual)
✅ Join our virtual screening of the "John Lewis: Good Trouble" film & Good Trouble Giveaway on Instagram, Sept. 18-22:
Georgia’s Statewide March to the Polls is a call to individuals, organizations, and community groups across our state to host an energy and momentum-building activity or event in your community to get our people to the polls, add your event today at marchto.vote!
Our goal: To address the lack of official marketing and empowerment around early voting in Georgia - a very real form of voter suppression. We need to help our folks know there are weeks (October 12-October 30) in which they can vote with minimal lines & plenty of time to get ballots in through the mail (now through Nov. 3). And we need to support and celebrate them in getting it done!
Organizing an event: Your event can be anytime between now and Election Day and can be virtual or in-person (COVID-conscious please!). Here are some great ideas from community organizers in Georgia:
A ballot-completion/drop-off party
A virtual gathering with speakers, music, or movie screening
A drive-in or drive-thru event with movies, music, food pickup, health check-ups.
An in-person march to the polls
Georgia's Statewide March to the Polls is coordinated by organizations working across Georgia specifically to amplify the voice of local community-led action. If you need any help with planning, materials, COVID-19 safety supplies, march marshaling, or anything else, please let us know.
Young People & People of Diverse Backgrounds - Poll Worker Recruitment (ongoing)
Historically many of our poll workers have been seniors - to help them stay home & stay COVID-safe while also keeping all options for voters we need to expand Georgia's pool of poll workers! Click here to sign up to be a poll worker.
CivicGeorgia partners with the Georgia Youth Poll Worker Initiative & Power the Polls in this initiative. Poll worker opportunities is only one way to effect change, we also need folks to seek leadership roles at the county election offices!
We can't do this work without your support, so please consider donating!
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