Your Guide to Voting on Election Day in Georgia

Your Guide to Voting on Election Day in Georgia

Although Georgia allows voters to early vote at any location within their county, to vote on Election Day you must report to your assigned polling place. You can find that information on your My Voter PageClick here to see where to find the info once you’ve logged into the system.

You will also need to bring your ID with you. Any of the following will work:

  • A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired
  • Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free ID Card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)
  • Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
  • Valid U.S. passport ID
  • Valid U.S. military photo ID
  • Valid tribal photo ID
  • A student ID with photo from a public (but not private!) college, university, or technical college.

You can bring printed information with you to help you vote, but you cannot use a cell phone or tablet or internet-enabled device while voting. You can view a sample ballot on your My Voter Page. Check out our candidate guide here for our guidance on referendums and amendments on your ballot.

FAQ

Check out the Democratic Party of Georgia’s FAQ here.

The poll worker tells me I’m at the wrong location. What should I do?

It depends. Do you believe you are at the wrong location? Where does MVP say your election day polling place is? Are you in the right county? (You need to be in the right county for your vote to count). Generally speaking, if it is later in the day it’s best to stay where you are and ask for a provisional ballot. If it’s early in the day and you have time, consider going to the correct location. Call the voter protection hotline for more assistance (888-730-5816).

The poll worker tells me I’m not registered. What should I do?

If you know you registered before the registration in the county in which you are trying to vote, ask the poll worker to look you up on the supplemental voter roles.  If the poll worker still cannot find, insist on voting a provisional ballot. Call the voter protection hotline for more assistance (888-730-5816).

Should I vote a provisional ballot?

On election day, if you are told you are not eligible to vote, try and work out the issue with the poll worker. However, if you can’t work it out, insist on voting a provisional ballot.  The poll worker must allow you to vote a provisional ballot if you ask to.  Report the incident to the voter protection hotline, 888-730-5816, as soon as possible. You will need to “cure” your ballot, and someone at the hotline will help you with that.

I’m elderly or have a physical disability. Are there any accommodations for me at the polls?

If you are 65 or older, or have a physical disability, you are entitled to go to the front of the line if there is one between the hours of 9:30 am and 4:30 pm.  Ask a poll worker.

Every polling location must have at least one location to vote while seated, such as in a wheelchair.  In addition, voters with disabilities should have the option of using a machine that provides different ways to cast ballots when you are visually impaired or blind that permit privacy, such as through an audio ballot where the voter can hear candidate names and questions through headphones.

You are also entitled to receive assistance from another person.  You can bring or ask anyone to help you except for the following categories of people: an employer, a labor union official, a candidate on the ballot, or the family member of a candidate on the ballot.

I have difficulty reading.  Can someone help me vote? 

Yes. You can bring or ask anyone to help you except for the following categories of people: an employer, a labor union official, a candidate on the ballot, or the family member of a candidate on the ballot. 

English is not my first language. Can someone help me when I vote?

Yes. A voter can bring an interpreter of his choice to assist in the polling booth. The only people who cannot serve as an interpreter are an employer, a labor union official, a candidate on the ballot, or the family member of a candidate on the ballot.

Can I still vote in person if I applied for an absentee ballot?

Yes, you can.  So long as you have not already voted your absentee ballot, you can choose to vote in person.  If you have your absentee ballot in your possession, take it with you to the polls and give it to the poll worker. The poll worker will dispose of your old ballot and let you vote at the polling place.  If you do not have your absentee ballot in your possession (for example, you have not received it yet, or you’ve misplaced it), that’s okay too. Simply tell the poll worker you applied for one, but that you’d like to vote in person instead. The poll worker will ask you to sign a form where you swear you haven’t voted, and then you’ll be permitted to vote in person.

Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes

Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes

Fulton County

Drop boxes are a safe and secure way to return your absentee ballot.

  • You do not need postage.
  • You can use any location within your county.
  • Boxes are secured, under 24-hour video surveillance, and emptied every day.

Click here for an interactive map of locations.
Make sure your ballot was accepted at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov

Locations

Adams Park Library 2231 Campbellton Road, Atlanta, GA 30311
Adamsville/Collier Heights Library 3424 Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Atlanta, GA 30331
Alpharetta Branch Library 10 Park Plaza Alpharetta GA 30009
Auburn Avenue Research Library 101 Auburn Avenue, NE Atlanta GA 30303
Buckhead Library 269 Buckhead Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Cleveland Avenue Library 47 Cleveland Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
College Park Branch Library 3647 Main Street College Park GA 30337
Dogwood Library 1838 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30318
East Point Branch Library 2757 Main Street East Point GA 30344
East Roswell Branch Library 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road Roswell GA 30076
Evelyn G. Lowery at Cascade 3665 Cascade Road, SW Atlanta GA 30331
FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT 3929 Aviation Circle, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30336
FULTON COUNTY CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER @
MAXWELL RD
11575 Maxwell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Fulton County Government Center (Boxes located on Peachtree & Pryor) 141 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303; 130 Peachtree Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Fairburn Branch Library 60 Valley View Drive Fairburn GA 30213
Gladys S. Dennard Library at South Fulton 4055 Flat Shoals Road Union City GA 30291
HAPEVILLE SENIOR CENTER 527 King Arnold Street, Hapeville, GA 30354
Johns Creek Environmental Campus 8100 Holcomb Bridge Road Alpharetta GA 30022
Louise Watley Library at Southeast Atlanta 1463 Pryor Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
Mechanicsville Library 400 Formwalt Street, Atlanta, GA 30312
Metropolitan Branch Library 1332 Metropolitan Parkway Atlanta GA 30310
Milton Branch Library 855 Mayfield Road Milton GA 30009
North Fulton Service Center 7741 Roswell Road Sandy Springs GA 30350
Northeast /Spruill Oaks Library 9560 Spruill Road, Alpharetta GA 30022
Northside Library 3295 Northside Parkway, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
Northwest Branch Library at Scott’s Crossing 2489 Perry Boulevard, NW Atlanta GA 30318
North Training Center 5025 Roswell Road Sandy Springs, GA 30342
Palmetto Branch Library 9111 Cascade Palmetto Highway Palmetto GA 30268
Ponce De Leon Library 980 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Robert E. Fulton Regional Library at Ocee 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road Johns Creek GA 30005
Roswell Branch Library 115 Norcross Street Roswell GA 30075
Sandy Springs Branch Library 395 Mt Vernon Highway, NE Sandy Springs GA 30328
South Fulton Service Center 5600 Stonewall Tell Road College Park GA 30349
Washington Park Library 1116 Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Atlanta, GA 30314
West End Library 525 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Wolf Creek Branch Library 3100 Enon Road Atlanta GA 30331


Early Voting Locations for November 3 General Election

Early Voting Locations for November 3 General Election

Hours

Early voting in Fulton county begins on Oct 12 and ends Oct 30. Registered voters can go to ANY early voting location within their county.

During the first two weeks hours are:
Monday, October 12 to Friday, October 16
Monday, October 19 to Friday, October 23
                8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

During the final week of early voting, hours are extended:
Monday, October 26 to Friday, October 30
                7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday Voting:
October 17 and 24
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday Voting:
October 18 and 25
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

See current wait times online now.

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.

30 Locations

View all on a map.

Adams Park Library  
2231 Campbellton Rd., SW
Atlanta, GA. 30311

Alpharetta Branch Library  
10 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Buckhead Library 
269 Buckhead Avenue 
Atlanta, GA 30305

Chastain Park
140 W Wieuca Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30342

C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center 
3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30311

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

Georgia International Convention Center  
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA 30337

Gladys S. Dennard Library @ South Fulton
4055 Flat Shoals Road
Union City, GA 30291

Johns Creek Environmental Campus 
8100 Holcomb Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA 30022

High Museum of Art 
1280 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Metropolitan Library  
1332 Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30310

Milton Library  
855 Mayfield Road
Milton, GA 30009

New Beginnings Senior Center 
66 Brooks View Drive
Fairburn, GA 30213

Northside Library 
3295 Northside Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30327

Northeast Spruill Oaks Library 
9560 Spruill Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022

North Fulton Service Center 
(Room 232)
7741 Roswell Road,
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Northwest Branch at Scotts Crossing Library 
2489 Perry Boulevard, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Park Place at Newtown  
3125 Old Alabama Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022

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

Roswell Library 
115 Norcross Street
Roswell, GA 30075

South Fulton Service Center 
5600 Stonewall Tell Road
South Fulton, GA 30349

Sandy Springs Library  
395 Mount Vernon Hwy, NE 
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Southwest Arts Center 
915 New Hope Road., SW
South Fulton, GA 30331

State Farm Arena 
1 State Farm Drive
Atlanta, GA 30303

Welcome All Recreation Center 
4255 Will Lee Road
South Fulton, GA 30349

Wolf Creek Library  
3100 Enon Road, SW
Atlanta, GA 30331


Guidance for 2020 Ballot Amendments and Referendums

Guidance for 2020 Ballot Amendments and Referendums

Proposed Constitutional Amendments

  1. Authorizes dedication of fees and taxes to their intended purposes by general state law.
    House Resolution 164
    Act No 597
    “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to authorize the General Assembly to dedicate revenues derived from fees or taxes to the public purpose for which such fees or taxes were intended?”

Fulton County Democratic Party Committee recommends: Yes.

From the Democratic Party of Georgia: This question asks if you want to give the Georgia legislature authority to use tax revenue to just go to the public purpose for which the money was intended, instead of an all-purpose fund. Right now, the government can use money dedicated to one purpose, like cleaning up tire dumps and blight, and put it towards broader use. Environmental advocates support this bill because since 1990, while Georgia has raised millions of dollars to clean up specific waste, roughly 40% of those dollars have gone to other purposes. Critics of the amendment say it would remove flexibility for how the government can use money.
However, there are conditions for the amendment — dedicated funding could not exceed 1% of the total state revenues from the previous year, and in an emergency, the governor and General Assembly would have the ability to temporarily suspend dedicated funds.

2. Waives state and local sovereign immunity for violation of state laws, state and federal constitutions.
House Resolution 1023
Act No 596
“Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to waive sovereign immunity and allow the people of Georgia to petition the superior court for relief from governmental acts done outside the scope of lawful authority or which violate the laws of this state, the Constitution of Georgia, or the Constitution of the United States?”

FCPDC recommends: Yes.

From the DPG: This question asks whether Georgians should have the right to sue local and state governments as well as elected officials and public employees in their official capacities to challenge laws that may be unconstitutional. A 2017 ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court largely eliminated the ability of Georgians to challenge the constitutionality of laws without the government’s permission. A bill seeking to restore this ability to Georgians was vetoed by Governor Deal and Governor Kemp, who cited concerns regarding lawsuits from people in mental health facilities and lawsuits involving breach of contract against government employees and officials.


Statewide Referendum

A. Establishes a tax exemption for certain real property owned by charities.
House Bill 344
Act No 149

“Shall the Act be approved which provides an exemption from ad valorem taxes for all real property owned by a purely public charity, if such charity is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code and such real property is held exclusively for the purpose of building or repairing single-family homes to be financed by such charity to individuals using loans that shall not bear interest?”

FCPDC recommends: Yes

From the DPG: This question asks if 501(c)(3) organizations should be exempt from property taxes on property that is in their inventory that is intended for building or repairing single family homes. For example, if this were to pass, Habitat for Humanity Georgia would be exempt from property tax on the vacant lots they own for future building purposes.

Anyone Can Vote by Mail in Georgia – Here’s How

Anyone Can Vote by Mail in Georgia – Here’s How

Did you know that anybody can vote by mail in Georgia? You don’t need a reason, but you do need to formally request a ballot.

  1. Check your voter registration at your My Voter Page. If you need to make changes, you can quickly make updates online.
  2. If you have a valid state ID (Driver’s license or other ID#), request your ballot online at https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov.

    If you do not have an ID, download this form from the Secretary of State’s website. Complete the form in full, including your signature at the bottom, then mail your application to Fulton County Registrar at 130 PEACHTREE STREET SW #2186, ATLANTA, GA 30303-3460 or drop in an absentee ballot drop box.

  3. You can check the status of your absentee ballot request on your My Voter Page.
  4. You will receive an absentee ballot in the mail, along with instructions and a return envelope. (The county registrars will begin mailing them out in mid September). Once you receive your ballot, complete it, making sure to put your address and date of birth on the outer envelope where indicated, and don’t forget to sign your ballot.
  5. We recommend taking your completed ballot to an absentee ballot drop box (no postage required!). If you choose to mail your ballot back to your county registrar (address above), make sure to use two stamps. You can check to see when your ballot is received on your My Voter Page.

FAQ

Check out the Democratic Party of Georgia’s FAQ here.

Is voting by mail secure? Yes! You can track your ballot’s progress on your My Voter Page. You’ll see the date your ballot was mailed to you, the date it was received by the county registrar, and the date it was counted. The DPG also has a full-time Voter Protection Director who will have representatives on-site to watch ballot counts on election day (plus a team of lawyers to respond to any issues that may arise!).

What if I check My Voter Page and I don’t see my ballot received by the registrar? If your ballot hasn’t been received by the last day of early voting, call the county registrar (Fulton County: (404) 612-3816) and ask that they cancel your ballot, then go vote in person.

I’m not sure that my ballot will arrive at the registrar’s office by election day! What do I do? You can hand your ballot into the registrar yourself, or use one of the official dropboxes around Fulton county.

Why should I vote absentee? It’s an easy and verifiable form of voting. Plus, if any issues arise with your registration or ballot in the process of voting, the DPG will be able to help correct the issues so that your vote will still count by election day.

What if I have more questions? Call the Democratic Party of Georgia’s Voter Protection Hotline at 888-730-5816. They’re here to help, no matter how small your question may seem!

Democratic Candidates for US House 5th District Special Election

Democratic Candidates for US House 5th District Special Election

These articles are written by volunteers. If you would like to contribute, or if you see an error, please contact communications@fultondems.org

Why is there a special election?

This election on September 29 is to fill John Lewis’ remaining current term that ends in January 2021. This is a jungle election, so there will be multiple candidates on the ballot, and someone must get 50% +1 of the vote in order to win. If not, there will be a runoff on Dec 1.
On November 3, voters will elect someone to serve a new term starting in January 2021 to January 2023. Nikema Williams will be on the ballot for the Democratic Party.

Early voting locations now open. Find the one closest to you.

Candidates


Robert Franklin

Robert Franklin is a a former president of Morehouse College and currently teaches at Emory University.

Kwanza Hall

Kwanza Hall served three terms on the Atlanta City Council.

Barrington Martin II

Barrington Martin II challenged John Lewis in the primary for US House District 5 on June 9th and received 13% of the vote. He is a teacher for students with special needs. Learn more at votethedream.com

“Able” Mable Thomas

Mable Thomas previously served on Atlanta City Council and in the Georgia General Assembly representing House District 55, and later, District 56.

Keisha Sean Waites

Keisha Waites served in the Georgia House of Representatives representing District 60 from 2012 to 2017 and has experience in crisis management. Learn more at keishawaites.com.

Help Make Voting Easier in Georgia!

Help Make Voting Easier in Georgia!

We’re making a list of things you can do to help protect the vote in Georgia. Read on to learn more.

Advocate for better voting legislation

 
State Rep Roger Bruce (HD61) has repeatedly proposed legislation that would allow voters to vote anywhere within their county on Election Day. If you can vote anywhere in the county during the early voting period, why not on Election Day?
 
 
“They do it for early voting. It’s in the system. I don’t understand what the difference is between early voting and election day, other than people just don’t want to do,” Rep. Bruce told 11Alive.
 
 
This year, the bill HB117 failed to cross over, so it will not pass in this session, but tell the Secretary of State, Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House that YOU WANT THIS BILL. Tell them we need to make voting easier in Georgia!
 
 
Speaker of the House
David Ralston
332 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
david.ralston@house.ga.gov
(404) 656.5020
 
 
Secretary of State
Brad Raffensberger
2 MLK Jr. Dr. S.E. – Floyd W. Tower
Suite 814
AtlantaGA 30344
 
Lieutenant Governor
Geoff Duncan
240 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 656-5030

Online contact form

Become a poll worker!

The best way to fix the process is to get involved! Being a poll worker is a paying job, and you will be trained.

Click here to apply online.

If you don’t hear back from the Board of Elections within a few weeks of applying, please contact your regional chair.

Donate to a voting rights organization

There are several organizations in Georgia who are already doing great work in this space.

Fair Fight Georgia

New Georgia Project

Spread the Vote

ACLU of Georgia

Common Cause Georgia

All Voting is Local

Voting During COVID-19

Voting During COVID-19

As 2020 continues to reshape our lives, it is important to remember that this November we have the chance to get America back on the right path. This election could be the most consequential one of our lives. Let’s hope it is. 

Recently, Aaron Johnson of the Fulton County Board of Elections was interviewed about the upcoming primary election. His comments are condensed here and worth the read. Being informed is the first step in the election process.

As you know, the presidential primary in March got pushed to May and now forward again to June 9. And since some people had voted early during the presidential primary in March, but not the state primary originally scheduled for May 19, there are several scenarios to consider as we approach the June date. Hopefully, this will be the last extension of the primary but there are no guarantees. 

For those of you who have requested an absentee ballot, they should be arriving soon. For some reason, several applications were sent to the wrong address; if you are wondering why yours never arrived, contact the Fulton County Board of Elections (www.fultonelections.com) this week. For your vote to count, you will need time to receive the application (or you can download one here), send that in, wait on the official ballot and mail that one in. Or, write or call the Fulton Board of Elections office to request an application; it can be mailed back in or you can scan and email it (elections.absentee@fultoncountyga.gov) or use an app that takes and sends phone-generated photos. Use a high-res phone and take a good picture of the completely filled out and SIGNED form. Send it to the Fulton County Registration and Elections Department at 130 Peachtree Street SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA 30303-3460. To check your application’s status, go to your My Voter Page

On the application request form, you have the option to request a Republican or Democrat or Non-partisan ballot. Once your official ballot shows up, it will only list your party’s candidates running for office. The Democratic ballot will include races like the US Senate race, state representatives, and non-partisan judges. The Democratic candidates who win these primaries will then run in November against the opposing party’s candidate. 

Now, since the presidential primary was to be held back in March, some people early voted in that race before COVID-19 reared up and postponed the election. If you did vote early, your ballot will not show presidential candidates. For the majority of us who did not vote early, all candidates within our party will be listed on our ballot. 

To be sure, the standard “vote-in-person” on June 9 is always an option. Your precinct will be up and running with poll workers’ smiling faces. Some polling places have changed due to COVID-19 concerns, so check your Election Day polling place here. But, if you have any concerns with COVID, then it would be best for you to vote by mail. Voting locations and poll workers will offer the safest environment they can, but other voters may have a different version of “safe” than yours. 

As of now, early voting will be reduced due to staff and locations considerations. There will only be 5 in Fulton County (see the full list here). Therefore, mail-in ballots are the safer way to go.

When you return your absentee ballot, don’t forget to use two stamps!! (And sign your ballot!) And, if you want to save on postage, you can drop your ballot in one of 20 absentee drop boxes throughout Fulton County

Election day is the last day to vote in any form, so don’t wait till the last minute. As you can see, there is a big push for mail-in ballots. It’s easy and you can do it from home. Just like ordering pizza! Remember, the risks of not voting are too high so make sure you are an active, informed voter. We look forward to seeing you at the election night party in November!

Democratic Candidates for Fulton County District Attorney

Democratic Candidates for Fulton County District Attorney

Fulton County Dems are trying to highlight lesser-known races within Fulton County. These articles are written by volunteers. If you would like to contribute, or if you see an error, please contact communications@fultondems.org

What is a district attorney?

The district attorney is the head prosecutor in Fulton County. The DA prosecutes indictable offenses in both trial and appellate courts in the State of Georgia. The DA is also responsible for prosecuting juveniles in felony and misdemeanor cases. The DA is an elected position with a four-year term. For more information, please visit the DA’s website: https://www.atlantafultoncountyda.org

Candidates

Paul Howard

Paul Howard is the incumbent DA, currently serving his sixth term. He was the first African American elected as DA in the state of Georgia. He served as Fulton County’s Solicitor General for four years prior to being elected DA. Some highlights of his tenure as DA include restructuring the office to better execute its goals, the creation of specialized prosecution units including Crimes Against Women and Children, Public Integrity and more. He also implemented the “Complaint Room” which has streamlined the felony charging process, which has saved the county millions of dollars. He has also made efforts to increase community engagement and address the needs of youth. He is the Director-at-Large of the National Association of District Attorneys and is a member of the National Black Prosecutors Association, the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials and the 100 Black Men of Atlanta.

For more information, please visit: https://www.re-electpaulhoward.com/

Christian Wise Smith

Christian Wise Smith is running for DA with the goal of reforming the office. His platform includes focusing less on low-level offenses and instead direct resources towards serious crimes. He believes that drug addiction should be treated as a medical issue instead of a criminal offense and advocates for the expansion of more effective diversion programs. He plans to increase collaboration with law enforcement, citizens, businesses and universities in Fulton County as well as to collaborate with the Fulton County School System to combat juvenile crime. He wants to eliminate the “Complaint Room” and plans to focus on transparency. He most recently served as a Fulton County Assistant District Attorney. Prior to that, he served as an assistant solicitor with the Atlanta Municipal Court and a chief of staff for the Atlanta City Council District 5 member.

For more information, please visit: https://www.wisesmith2020.com

Fani Willis

Fani Willis most recently served at the Chief Municipal Court Judge for the City of South Fulton until announcing her candidacy for Fulton County DA. She has worked in both private and public practice. She served as the Assistant Solicitor for the City of Atlanta before serving as Fulton County Assistant District Attorney in the Major Case and Cold Case divisions. She then was promoted to serve as the Deputy District Attorney of the Complex Trial Division. Willis is an advocate for children, victims of violent crime, the LGBT community and domestic violence victims. She also advocated for the passage of a hate crime bill in the 2018 Georgia Legislature. In 2018, she was awarded the Most Power and Influential Woman of the Year and has been recognized numerous times throughout her career. Her platform includes creating pre-indictment diversion programs, establishing a comprehensive investigation unit leading to proper charging and indictments, the expansion of post indictment diversion programs and the use of accountability courts. She also will work to collaborate with community and religious leaders and support youth development programs.

For more information, please visit: https://www.faniwillis.com

 Research more candidates in our Democratic Primary Candidate Guide.

Your Absentee Ballot Package

Your Absentee Ballot Package

The current COVID-19 health crisis means that a lot of Georgians are voting by mail (or “absentee,” as it’s called) for the first time.

So you’ve requested your ballot and received a big envelope in the mail. You marked your choices on your ballot. Now what?

You should receive three items with your ballot:

  • Privacy sleeve
  • Instructions
  • Return envelope

But the instructions say to “securely seal the ballot in the smaller of the two envelopes provided”. But wait, you only see one envelope!

The “second envelope” is actually that folded in half sheet of paper that reads “OFFICIAL ABSENTEE BALLOT/BALLOT MUST BE ENCLOSED”. It’s more of a privacy sleeve.

Here’s what you should do:

  • Complete your ballot.
  • Fold the privacy sleeve around your ballot.
    • Your are not required to seal the privacy sleeve. But you can, if you would like.
  • Place the folded privacy sleeve with the ballot in the return envelope.
    • Note: The ballot will not be rejected, if the privacy sleeve is not included.
  • Complete the oath on the return envelope and place it in the mail to the County Registrar’s office.

Read more: https://www.georgiademocrat.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FAQVBMInnerSleeve.pdf

absentee ballot second envelope(click image to enlarge)