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Early Voting Locations for December 6 Runoff Election
Early voting in Fulton county begins on Saturday, November 26 and ends Friday, December 2. Registered voters can go to ANY early voting location within their county.
Saturday – Friday 7 am – 7 pm
Don’t forget your ID. You can bring a folding chair, snack, water, mobile device, etc, to use while you wait, but you cannot use mobile devices while actually voting on the machines. See frequently asked questions here.
View all on a map.
Asterisk* Indicates Absentee Ballot Drop Box Locations.
Alpharetta Branch Library*
10 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30009
269 Buckhead Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30305
C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center*
3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30311
Chastain Park Recreation Center
140 Chastain Park Avenue NW
Atlanta, GA 30342
Dorothy Benson Senior Center*
6500 Vernon Wood Drive SE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
East Point Library
2757 Main Street
East Point, GA 30344
East Roswell Branch Library*
2301 Holcomb Bridge Rd.
Roswell, GA 30076
Etris Community Recreation
5285 Lakeside Dr.
Union City, GA 30291
Fulton County Government Center
130 Peachtree Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Gladys S. Dennard Library @ South Fulton*
4055 Flat Shoals Road
Union City, GA 30291
1332 Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30310
855 Mayfield Road
Milton, GA 30009
3295 Northside Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30327
Northeast Spruill Oaks Library
9560 Spruill Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022
North Fulton Service Center
7741 Roswell Road,
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Northwest Branch at Scotts Crossing Library
2489 Perry Boulevard, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
9111 Cascade Palmetto Hwy
Palmetto, GA 30268
Ponce De Leon Library
980 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Robert E. Fulton Ocee Library
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA 30005
115 Norcross Street
Roswell, GA 30075
South Fulton Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Road
South Fulton, GA 30349
Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Road., SW
South Fulton, GA 30331
Welcome All Recreation Center
4255 Will Lee Road
South Fulton, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Library*
3100 Enon Road, SW
Atlanta, GA 30331
November 28, 29 and 30
349 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November 28, 29 and 30
876 Atlanta Student Movement Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30314
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Georgia State University
Veterans Memorial Hall located inside of Dahlberg Hall
November 28, 29 and 30
30 Courtland Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
8:30 a.m. to 5pm
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A College Student’s Guide to Voting in Georgia
As you return to campus for the Fall, take a moment to answer one very important question: Do you have a VOTING PLAN for the November 8 election?
Voting as a college student living away from home can be a bit more complicated (or even more so if you are spending a semester abroad!). Careful planning now can make things easier in November. Your VOTE is your VOICE – make sure you are heard!
STEP 1: CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION
Make sure you are registered to vote in Georgia and that everything is up-to-date. You can easily check your voter registration at Georgia’s My Voter Page: mvp.sos.ga.gov
Is your personal information accurate and your voter status listed as ACTIVE?
Great! You are all set and ready to vote.
Is any information inaccurate? Has your address or name changed? Or is your status listed as INACTIVE?
Take action ASAP to make changes and updates. All changes must be made before October 11, 2022. You can update your registration information at registertovote.sos.ga.gov If you need further help (especially if for any reason you are listed as inactive), contact your County Registrar directly. Find contact information at: https://elections.sos.ga.gov/Elections/countyregistrars.do
Not registered yet to vote in Georgia?
If you have not yet registered to vote in Georgia, do it NOW. The last date to register and be eligible to vote in the November 8 election is October 11, 2022. But don’t wait that long, register today–your county registrar will need time to process your registration before you’ll be able to vote.
Eligible voters must meet the following requirements: you will be 18 years or older by Nov 8, you are a US citizen, you are a legal resident of your county, you are not serving a sentence for the conviction of a felony, and you have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge.
You can register to vote at registertovote.sos.ga.gov If you have a Georgia’s driver’s license or State ID, you can register to vote online. If not, you must download and print the registration form and then return the completed form, along with a copy of an approved proof of residence document, to the address on the form (see orange box on form for details).
STEP 2: MAKE A VOTING PLAN
You have 3 options for casting a ballot in Georgia:
- Vote in-person on election day
- Vote early in-person at an early voting location
- Vote using an absentee ballot
Figure out which of the above options works for you, and make your voting plan NOW.
VOTE IN-PERSON ON ELECTION DAY
- Election Day is Tuesday, November 8. Polls will be open from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
- On election day you may ONLY vote at your assigned polling location which is based upon your registration address (you can find your assigned polling location on My Voter Page mvp.sos.ga.gov)
- Unless you attend college in the same county in which you are registered to vote, voting in-person on election day is unlikely to be feasible for most college students. And who knows what your schedule will hold that day? Thus, most college students will need to use one of the other 2 voting options – early in-person or absentee ballot
VOTE EARLY IN-PERSON
- This is the simplest and most straightforward method of voting in Georgia. If feasible, we highly encourage college students to make a plan to vote in-person during the early voting period.
- Early voting in Georgia will run for 3 weeks, from Monday, October 17 to Friday, November 4, including Saturdays, and, in some counties, on Sundays too
- Exact dates, hours and locations can be found on the Fulton Elections Website, or your county elections website.
- During the early voting period you can vote at ANY early voting location in the county in which you are registered to vote.
- If feasible, we encourage college students to come home during the Early Voting period, October 17 – November 4, to cast their ballot in person. This is a great Fall Break plan!
VOTE VIA ABSENTEE BALLOT/ VOTE BY MAIL
College students who cannot return home during the early voting period or on election day, should plan to vote via absentee ballot aka vote by mail. The absentee ballot process is a bit arduous, and requires a lot of time in postal transit, so we recommend starting it NOW and then being proactive in managing the process.
STEP ONE: Submit an absentee ballot application
Do this NOW! Voting by mail is a long process, so the sooner you apply for a ballot, the better. (The last day to request an absentee ballot is October 28, but don’t wait that long.)
The Absentee Ballot Application can be found at the following site:
Your completed application must be printed out and signed. NOTE: the application is TWO PAGES…you must print out and complete both pages.
You can photograph or scan your completed application and then upload it to the Secretary of State’s absentee ballot portal (link above). Alternatively, you can email a photograph or scanned copy of your application to your county elections office (application must be sent as an ATTACHED .jpg or .pdf file). Fulton county voters can submit their application to email@example.com.
When you receive your absentee ballot (likely mid-October), complete it and return it as soon as possible to allow ample time for it to arrive before November 8. Remember to follow all of the included directions and SIGN the ballot return envelope.
Your absentee ballot will come with a self-addressed envelope in which you can return it via mail to your County Elections Office. Please use 2 stamps when returning your ballot.
SPECIAL NOTE: VOTING FROM ABROAD
If you are studying abroad this semester, you have the option to vote absentee through an UOCAVA ballot (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act) as a “Overseas Temporary Resident”. The UOCAVA ballot is different from a traditional absentee ballot in that your absentee ballot will be sent you via EMAIL (vs. regular mail), thus shortening the time it takes to receive your absentee ballot. You will still need to PRINT the absentee ballot that is emailed to you, complete it on paper, and then return it via regular mail. To request a UOCAVA ballot, go to FVAP.gov and follow the instructions.
Track your Ballot: The Absentee Ballot Portal on the Georgia My Voter Page (mvp.sos.ga.gov) provides helpful information on tracking your absentee ballot application and the absentee ballot itself. You can confirm when your application is received, when your ballot is mailed to you and when the ballot is received and accepted. If you see any problems, please contact your County Elections office ASAP to determine what you must do to remedy any problems.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Georgia Voter Protection Hotline is a great resource for any question you may have. Dial 1-888-730-5816. If you live outside Georgia, the National Voter Hotline is 888-OUR-VOTE.
As a student living away from home, what address should I use for my voter registration?
Most college students, especially those attending school outside of Georgia, maintain their family’s home address as their registration address while they are in college. Students attending college in Georgia may choose to switch their registration address to their college address, but you must update this address every time you move (often annually for college students!). Additionally, some scholarships and financial aid packages are dependent upon your address of residence, and thus changing your voter registration address may impact your eligibility.
I have friends from out of state who attend college in Georgia. Can they register to vote in Georgia?
There is no minimum residency requirement in order to register to vote in Georgia. This means that students attending college in Georgia may register to vote in Georgia using their campus residential address (but they must cancel their voter registration in their home state….you can only vote in one state!). Also, please note that changing their registration address to Georgia may jeopardize any scholarships or financial aid they receive based on their out-of-state address (see above). Your college Registrar will have more specific information and advice.
If I attend college in Georgia, can I vote in-person during the early voting period at a polling location near my college campus?
If you attend college in the same county in which you are registered to vote, then yes. In Georgia you can vote at ANY early voting location in the county in which you are registered. However, you cannot vote early in a different county than the one in which you are registered. For example, if you are registered to vote at your family’s Fulton County address, but you attend school in Clarke County (Athens, GA), you can only vote early in-person in Fulton County. You cannot vote at a Clarke County early voting location.
If I vote in person, what form of ID do I need to bring with me?
When you vote in-person, you must present a valid photo ID at the polling location. For most voters this will be their Georgia’s Driver’s License (even if expired) or Georgia issued state ID. Alternative forms of accepted photo ID, can be found here: sos.ga.gov/page/georgia-voter-identification-requirements
If you are a newly registered voter who did NOT use a Georgia Driver’s License or State ID when you registered, you may additionally be asked to provide “proof of residence” when you go to vote for the first time. This must be a document that shows: 1) your name, 2) your current Georgia address, 3) and is less than 60 days old. Common examples are: utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document.
Can a parent fill out the absentee ballot application on behalf of the student?
YES! A parent can submit an absentee ballot application on behalf of their child. If you do this, please note that you will leave SECTION 8 (Voter Oath and Signature) BLANK. Instead the parent will provide his/her signature in SECTION 11 (Requesting a ballot on behalf of a voter).
Where should I have my absentee ballot sent? My home or school address?
In SECTION 5 of the absentee ballot application, you can request to have your ballot sent to a temporary address (e.g. your address at school). This is only an option if you go to school in a different county than the one in which you reside. Some people choose this option so that they can have their ballot mailed to them directly. However, many voters have experienced difficulty with this option, and instead choose to have their absentee ballot sent to their home address (where they are registered). They then have a family member mail it to them at school. This option can take a bit longer, but reduces some risk of error and confusion. It’s your choice.
When will I receive my absentee ballot?
The earliest day that counties may begin mailing absentee ballots is October 10. At that time, start checking your My Voter Page (mvp.sos.ga.gov) to confirm when your ballot is put in the mail so that you can be on the lookout for it. Historically most counties start sending ballots one week after this “earliest day”… so be patient.
When should I worry that my absentee ballot is lost or may not arrive in time?
If you have not received your absentee ballot by the third week of October, call your County Registrar to inquire about the status of your ballot. If you fear that your ballot was lost in the mail, or sent to the wrong address, you may opt to cancel that ballot and request a new ballot be mailed to you. Remember to allow yourself ample time to return your ballot…don’t wait until the last minute to resolve problems.
I am worried about returning my absentee ballot to the county by mail….do I have other options?
The absentee ballot process relies heavily on US Mail and thus can be fraught with complications and delays. Some students opt to use their parents as intermediaries to streamline things. For an extra level of reassurance that your completed ballot makes it to the County Registrar, some students opt to mail their completed ballot to their parents who then return the ballot by hand (either directly to the County Registrar’s office or to an absentee ballot drop box). In Georgia, parents are allowed to return absentee ballots on behalf of their child.
If I request an absentee ballot, can I later opt to vote in-person instead?
YES! Many people request an absentee ballot, but then find that they are able to vote in person during the early voting period (plans change!). Or, some voters unfortunately may not receive their absentee ballot in a timely manner, and thus must make plans for a last-minute trip home to vote. Either way, you can vote early in-person (or on election day) by simply informing the poll worker that you want to cancel your absentee ballot request and vote in person instead.
ADDITIONAL VOTER RESOURCES
If you have any questions on the voting process, here are some great resources:
State of Georgia and the Georgia Secretary of State
Websites for both the State of Georgia and the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office offer detailed “how to” guides and resources that will address most voter questions.
The Georgia Voter Guide
This is a non-partisan voter resource that provides even more detailed information for voters. You can find them at georgiavoter.guide Some of their most helpful articles include:
How to Register to vote in Georgia:
How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot:
How to Sumbit your Absentee Ballot:
Candidate Research at branch.vote
For information on candidates, check out branch.vote. Just input your registration address and the site will provide you with the names of all the candidates who will appear on your specific ballot PLUS detailed information on each candidate’s positions and platforms.
National Voter Hotline
To ask specific questions on the voting process, you can call 888-OUR-VOTE (888-687-8683). The non-partisan hotline is staffed by volunteer lawyers with decades of experience who can answer all of your voting questions.
Standing in Solidarity with Labor
Join Congresswoman Nikema Williams as we stand in solidarity with our Unions on this Labor Day. We will March from the Headquarters of Labor Unions here in Atlanta to the Capital, as we commemorate all the hard fought gains Unions have brought Americans over the years. This event will begin at the IBEW building at 10 am and conclude with a picnic at 12pm at Liberty Park. We will hear from Rep Williams and our other Democratic leaders who stand in solidarity with Labor.
Time: 10 AM
Location: IBEW Building, 501 Pulliam St SW #250, Atlanta, GA 30312
DPG is hiring!
DPG’s Coordinated Campaign team is still hiring Organizers for this election cycle. We are looking for passionate, hardworking individuals who are committed to building a coordinated campaign working to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in November 2022. Please encourage strong candidates you know to apply! No previous campaign experience is required for the Organizer position.
The DPG is also currently hiring for the following positions:
Chief of Staff
Regional Organizing Director
Deputy Data Director
Deputy Training Director
Deputy Voter Protection Director
Regional Voter Protection Director
Deputy Political Director (AAPI Outreach)
Deputy Communications Director
Grassroots Outreach Canvassers
For more information, visit CAREERS – DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF GEORGIA
Voter Protection Hotline Training
Help protect the vote in Georgia by becoming a hotline volunteer! At this remote training, you’ll learn how to answer questions about registering and voting in GA. Once you’ve completed the training you be invited to sign up for your first shift! Email Raphaëla Alemán at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions!
Click here for more information – VOTER PROTECTION HOTLINE TRAINING
Let’s Fight! Let’s Vote! Let’s Win! Gala
This is the Fulton Democrats signature fundraising event. Join us for special guests, dinner, dancing, and an amazing experience.
About this event
We are so appreciative for your support. You make it possible to provide necessary resources for Democrats candidates and officials by attending the We Fight! We Vote! We Win! Gala.
Arrive early for silent auction and meet-and-greet.
Link for tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fulton_gala
Please bring your ticket for discounted parking at the Hyatt.
See you soon!
Date and time
Sat, September 17, 2022
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30303
What’s on the May 24 ballot?
You can view a sample ballot for the upcoming state and/or county election. The unofficial composite ballot contains all Democratic & Nonpartisan races for the May 24 General Primary in Fulton County, Including some races that you may not be eligible to vote on.
Please check online for your personal sample ballot at mvp.sos.ga.gov.
View Composite Sample Ballot for May 24, 2022 General Primary Election
Statewide Candidate Forum & Meet and Greet
Join us for a statewide candidate forum on April 28th moderated by Summer Jackson and Rashad Richey. The forum will cover the following primaries: Lt. Governor, Labor Commissioner, Public Service Commission. There will be a meet and greet held at 6pm, followed by the start of the forum at 7pm. The forum will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church (101 Jackson St. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30312). We hope to see you all there!
Get your tickets here: https://t.co/euPjS7v0aW.
Qualifying Period is March 7, 2022 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) through March 11, 2022 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm). Qualifying will be held at the Democratic Party County Office:
DEMOCRATIC PARTY (FULTON COUNTY)
501 Pulliam St., Suite 400 Atlanta, GA 30312 | Phone: 770.548.0923 | email@example.com https://fultondems.org/
Ms. LeWanna Heard-Tucker
Please make checks payable to the Fulton County Democratic Party Committee (FCDPC).
Please notarize your documents before you visit the party office. There is no guarantee that a notary will be onsite.