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    There is a lot at stake with this year’s midterm elections.

    With the Republican Party blocking every positive action that President Obama tries to take, plus the emergence of the ultra-conservative Tea Party (which many, including the NAACP, have accused of having racists in its movement), the midterm elections in November are extremely important.

    Locally, Georgia has a chance to elect its first Democratic governor in years in Roy Barnes, who is running against Republican Nathan Deal.

    While the midterm elections are not until November, early voting has already begun in Georgia and will continue until October 29. For a list of places to vote, look below.

    And remember, GET OUT AND VOTE!!!

    Early/ Advanced Voting

    Ends October 29, 2010 – 8 am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday for most counties.

    General Elections Date

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010

    7 am until 7 pm

    How can I find out where I am registered to vote?
    To find out which voting precinct you vote in,
    you may call the Secretary of State Voter Information Hotline at:
    1-888-265-1115 (This is an automated service) Or call (706) 629-7781.

    or click on www.sos.georgia.gov

    Why should I vote?

    Your one vote shapes the government of your city, county, state and country. As a citizen, you declare your rights and privileges with your vote. Your vote helps decide the policy that will affect you and your families lives. Your vote does makes a difference.

    How can I get an Absentee Ballot Application and other Election Forms ?

    For all Absentee Ballot applications and others including voter registration forms, click on http://www.sos.ga.gov/elections/forms.htm

    How do I know if I’m registered to vote?

    Check voter status at www.sos.georgia.gov/MVP/Login

    What forms of picture identification will I need to bring to vote?

    • Valid Georgia driver’s license
    • Valid photo ID card issued by any entity of the State of Georgia, any other state, or the United States
    • Valid U.S. passport
    • A government employee photo ID
    • Valid U.S. military ID card with photo
    • Valid Tribal ID with photo
    • Current utility bill showing name and address*
    • Valid government check or paycheck showing name and address*
    • Valid government document showing name and address*
    • Current bank statement*

    *Please note, the above identification marked with an asterisk (*) may only be used one time by the first time registered voter. Voting in person after that requires picture identification.

    What happens if I don’t have any identification with me at the polling place?

    If you don’t have any of the six acceptable forms of identification at the time of voting, you will be given a Provisional Ballot. You will be allowed to vote, but you have 48 hours to return and show an acceptable form of identification to your county Elections/Registrars Office to have your ballot counted. You will be notified by letter if your ballot is counted.

    What ways are there to vote in Georgia?

    EARLY VOTING – No excuses needed. It’s easy and convenient and allows you to vote on a day and time that’s convenient for you. This is great if your hectic schedule could possibly keep you from voting. So, beginning at least 45 days before a General Election or 21 days before a Municipal General Election, simply visit your county’s or municipality’s early voting site. (See county information below or click here for a list of locations and hours of operation), fill out the application, and present one of the permitted forms of photo ID. Early voting is underway right now, and will continue until October 29, 2010

    VOTE BY MAIL – No excuses needed. Just fill out the application. Then, mail it or drop it off at your county registrar’s office. We urge you to request your mail-in ballot and get it back to your county registrar’s office as soon as possible. Mail-in ballots must be received by your county registrar no later than close of the polls on Election Day. And, remember, Georgia prohibits anyone other than the voter him/herself from personal delivery of a voted mail-in ballot.
    ELECTION DAY – On Election Day, you must vote at your assigned precinct and present a photo ID. To check your precinct location, click here.
    MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS – There are special provisions for Georgia Military and Overseas Voters. Please click here for more information

    Can I wear a campaign button into the polling place?

    No person can wear any type of campaign material. You may not wear campaign buttons, signs, pins, stickers, T-Shirts etc. You may not distribute campaign literature of written or printed form of any kind and you will not be allowed to campaign within 150 feet of a voting location.

    Early/ Advanced Voting County Information

    Barrow

    Barrow County Election Supervisor
    233 East Broad Street
    Winder, GA 30680-2206
    Telephone: (770) 307-3110
    Fax: (770) 307-1054
    Email: kferm@barrowga.org
    Website: http://www.barrowga.org/elections/?id=4

    Bartow

    Bartow County Election Supervisor
    135 West Cherokee Avenue
    Suite 106
    Cartersville, GA 30120-3182
    Telephone: (770) 387-5098
    Fax: (770) 606-2245
    Email: kirkj@bartowga.org
    Website: http://www.bartowga.org/voter/index.html

    Carroll

    Carroll County Election Supervisor
    423 College Street, Room 302
    Post Office Box 338
    Carrolton, GA 30117
    Telephone: (770) 830-5823
    Fax: (770) 214-3594
    Email: elections@carrollcountyga.com
    Website: http://carrollgaelections.com/

    Cherokee

    Cherokee County Election Supervisor
    400 East Main Street
    Canton, GA 30114-2802
    Telephone: (770) 479-0407
    Fax: (770) 479-9791
    Email: jrmunda@cherokeega.com
    Website: http://voter.cherokeega.com/

    Clark

    Clarke County Election Supervisor
    155 East Washington Street
    Athens, GA 30601
    Telephone: (706) 613-3150
    Fax: (706) 613-3840
    Email: gailschrader@co.clarke.ga.us
    Website: http://www.athensclarkecounty.com/elections/

    Clayton

    Clayton County Election Supervisor
    121 South McDonough Street
    Jonesboro, GA 30236-3651
    Telephone: (770) 477-3372
    Fax: (770) 477-4521
    Website: http://www.co.clayton.ga.us/departments.htm

    Cobb

    Cobb County Chief Registrar
    736 Whitlock Avenue, Suite 400
    Post Office Box 649
    Marietta, GA 30061-0649
    Telephone: (770) 528-2581
    Fax: (770) 528-2519
    Email: info@cobbelections.org
    Website: http://www.cobbelections.org/

    Coweta

    Coweta County Chief Registrar
    Coweta County Voter Registration Office
    22 East Broad Street, Room 128
    Newnan, GA 30263-1973
    Telephone: (770) 254-2615
    Fax: (770) 683-2800
    Email: jhamilton@coweta.ga.us
    Website: http://www.coweta.ga.us/index.aspx?page=208

    Dawson

    Dawson County Election Supervisor
    96 Academy Avenue
    Dawsonville, GA 30534-0436
    Telephone: (706) 344-3640
    Fax: (706) 344-3642
    Email: gferguson@dawsoncounty.org
    Website: http://www.dawsoncounty.org/page.php?id=272

    DeKalb

    Dekalb County Election Supervisor
    Memorial Drive Complex
    4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300
    Decatur, GA 30032-1239
    Telephone: (404) 298-4022
    Fax: (404) 298-4038
    Email: mwdaniel@dekalbcountyga.gov

    Douglas

    Douglas County Election Supervisor
    8700 Hospital Drive, Room A-1003
    Douglasville, GA 30134-2264
    Telephone: (770) 920-7217
    Fax: (770) 920-7583
    Email: cbowen@co.douglas.ga.us
    Website: www.celebratedouglascounty.com

    Fayette

    Fayette County Election Supervisor
    140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 208
    Fayetteville, GA 30214-1520
    Telephone: (770) 305-5408
    Fax: (770) 305-5449
    Email: tsawyer@fayettecountyga.gov
    Website: www.fayettecountyga.gov/elections/index.asp

    Forsythe

    Forsyth County Election Supervisor
    110 East Main Street, Suite 200
    Cumming, GA 30040-2468
    Telephone: (770) 781-2118
    Fax: (770) 886-2825
    Email: blluth@forsythco.com
    Website: www.forsythco.com

    Fulton

    Fulton County Election Supervisor
    141 Pryor Street SW, Suite 4075
    Atlanta, GA 30303-3460
    Telephone: (404) 612-7020
    Fax: (404) 730-7024
    Email: barry.garner@fultoncountyga.gov
    Website: www.fultoncountyga.gov/county/elections

    Gordon

    Gordon County Election Supervisor
    Gordon County Annex Building
    101 Piedmont Street
    Post Office Box 715
    Calhoun, GA 30703-0715
    Telephone: (706) 629-7781
    Fax: (706) 629-7198
    Email: shicks@gordoncounty.org
    Website: www.gordoncounty.org/Home.aspx

    Gwinnett

    Gwinnett County Election Supervisor
    455 Grayson Highway, Suite 200
    75 Langley Drive (mailing address)
    Lawrenceville, GA 30046
    Telephone: (678) 226-7210
    Fax: (678) 226-7208
    Email: lynn.ledford@gwinnettcounty.com
    Website: www.gwinnettcounty.com/

    Hall

    Hall County Election Supervisor
    2285 Browns Bridge Road, Suite 2
    Post Office Drawer 1435
    Gainesville, GA 30501-1435
    Telephone: (770) 531-6945
    Fax: (770) 531-3931
    Email: csosebee@hallcounty.org
    Website: www.hallcounty.org/judicial/jud_elections.asp

    Henry

    Henry County Election Supervisor
    345 Phillips Drive
    McDonough, GA 30253-6715
    Telephone: (770) 288-6448
    Fax: (770) 288-6468
    Email: jshellnutt@co.henry.ga.us
    Website: www.co.henry.ga.us/Registrars/index.htm

    Lumpkin

    Lumpkin County Election Supervisor
    99 Courthouse Hill, Suite G
    Dahlonega, GA 30533-0540
    Telephone: (706) 864-6279
    Fax: (706) 864-0731
    Email: elections@lumpkincounty.gov
    Website: www.lumpkincounty.gov/index.php?go=departments&dep

    Paulding

    Paulding County Election Supervisor
    Watson Government Complex
    240 Constitution Blvd., 1st Floor
    Dallas, GA 30132
    Telephone: (770) 443-7503
    Fax: (770) 443-7548
    Email: dholden@paulding.gov
    Website: www.paulding.gov/living/voteregistration.asp

    Pickens

    Pickens County Election Supervisor
    Pickens County Government Administration Building
    1266 East Church Street, Suite 165
    Jasper, GA 30143-1598
    Telephone: (706) 253-8781
    Fax: (706) 253-8782
    Email: jroberts@pickenscountyga.gov

    Rockdale

    Rockdale County Election Supervisor
    1400 Parker Road, Lobby C
    Conyers, GA 30094
    Telephone: (770) 278-7333
    Fax: (770) 785-6932
    Email: cynthia.welch@rockdalecounty.org
    Website: www.rockdalecounty.org/main.cfm?id=2357

    Spaulding

    Spalding County Election Supervisor
    119 East Solomon Street, Room 110
    Griffin, GA 30223-3341
    Telephone: (770) 467-4245
    Fax: (770) 467-4278
    Website: www.spaldingcounty.com/voter_reg.htm

    Walton

    Walton County Election Supervisor
    303 South Hammond Drive, Suite 111
    Monroe, GA 30655
    Telephone: (770) 267-1337
    Fax: (770) 267-1408
    Email: elections@co.walton.ga.us
    Website: www.waltoncountyga.gov/elections

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