North Fulton Democrats Launch Precinct Organizing Initiative

North Fulton Democrats Launch Precinct Organizing Initiative

Personal connections are the most effective way to get eligible voters involved in the political process, which motivated the North Fulton Democrats to create SCOPE–Steering Committee on Organizing Precincts for Elections.

A precinct is the smallest breakdown of the electoral process. It includes everyone within a geographical area that votes at the same location. Everyone within the precinct has the same representatives at the city, state and federal levels.

Precinct organizing helps to build connections and keep citizens engaged in politics year-around. It’s also an important grassroots arm of the Democratic Party. Volunteers in the precinct organizing program get to know their neighbors and learn what issues matter to them, which they can then communicate to candidates, current representatives and the Party so they can be better representations of their constituents. In return, volunteers also help communicate initiatives from candidates, current representatives and the Party to the voters, so they can keep up with issues and stay involved.

SCOPE volunteers organize events like candidate meet-and-greets, postcard parties, phone banking, as well as making sure neighbors are registered and reminding them to vote. This is a long-term network-building initiative that will have lasting effects beyond the 2018 Midterms, even beyond the 2020 Presidential Election.

Want to learn more? Click here to read our FAQ and sign up to be a volunteer! Precinct organizing fits into every schedule!

Early Voting Has Started–Do You Know Where to Go?

Early voting has started for the July 24 election! There are limited locations where you can go to vote early. Take a look at the list below, or click here to enter your address on an interactive map to find your closest voting locations. If you’re registered in Fulton County, you can vote at any early voting location within the county. 

Early voting locations are open:
Monday, July 9th – Friday, July 13th from 8:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 14th from 8:30am to 5:00pm
Monday, July 16th – Friday, July 20th 8:30am to 7:00pm

Not sure what’s on the ballot? Log into your My Voter Page to view sample ballots. If you voted in the May 22 primary election, you must request the same ballot (Republican or Democratic) in this election. If you did not vote in the May 22 primary election, you can choose whichever ballot you prefer.

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS
Alpharetta Branch Library, 10 Park Plaza Alpharetta 30009
Buckhead Library, 269 Buckhead Avenue, NE Atlanta 30305
College Park Library, 3647 Main Street College Park 30337
C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center, 3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., S.W., Atlanta 30311
Fulton County Government Center, 130 Peachtree Street, SW Atlanta 30303
Milton Library, 855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009
North Fulton Service Center, (Room 232) 7741 Roswell Road Sandy Springs 30350
Northside Library, 3295 Northside Parkway, NW Atlanta 30327
Ponce De Leon Library, 980 Ponce De Leon Ave., NE Atlanta 30306
Robert E. Fulton Ocee Library, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road Johns Creek 30005
Roswell Branch Library, 115 Norcross Street Roswell 30075
South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road College Park 30349

On Election Day (July 24), you must vote at your assigned precinct. Visit your My Voter Page to see your assigned polling location.

Georgia Democrats press Isakson, Perdue to condemn Trump intel disclosure

Georgia Democrats press Isakson, Perdue to condemn Trump intel disclosure

Georgia Democrats press Isakson, Perdue to condemn Trump intel disclosure

Atlanta Journal-Constitution // Greg Bluestein

May 16, 2017

 

Georgia Democrats pressed Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue to condemn President Donald Trump for revealing highly classified intelligence to Russian officials, reminding them they co-sponsored legislation that would sanction anyone who exercised “extreme carelessness” in handling confidential information.

Democratic Party of Georgia head DuBose Porter said Tuesday that Trump has “undermined the trust of our allies and imperiled our national security” and referred to legislation both Republicans sponsored in July 2016 that would strip security clearances for those who mishandle sensitive info. Read More