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
Bartow County Election Supervisor
135 West Cherokee Avenue
Cartersville, GA 30120-3182
Telephone: (770) 387-5098
Fax: (770) 606-2245
Carroll County Election Supervisor
423 College Street, Room 302
Post Office Box 338
Carrolton, GA 30117
Telephone: (770) 830-5823
Fax: (770) 214-3594
Clarke County Election Supervisor
155 East Washington Street
Athens, GA 30601
Telephone: (706) 613-3150
Fax: (706) 613-3840
Clayton County Election Supervisor
121 South McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236-3651
Telephone: (770) 477-3372
Fax: (770) 477-4521
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
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
Dawson County Election Supervisor
96 Academy Avenue
Dawsonville, GA 30534-0436
Telephone: (706) 344-3640
Fax: (706) 344-3642
Dekalb County Election Supervisor
Memorial Drive Complex
4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30032-1239
Telephone: (404) 298-4022
Fax: (404) 298-4038
Douglas County Election Supervisor
8700 Hospital Drive, Room A-1003
Douglasville, GA 30134-2264
Telephone: (770) 920-7217
Fax: (770) 920-7583
Fayette County Election Supervisor
140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 208
Fayetteville, GA 30214-1520
Telephone: (770) 305-5408
Fax: (770) 305-5449
Fulton County Election Supervisor
141 Pryor Street SW, Suite 4075
Atlanta, GA 30303-3460
Telephone: (404) 612-7020
Fax: (404) 730-7024
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
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
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
Henry County Election Supervisor
345 Phillips Drive
McDonough, GA 30253-6715
Telephone: (770) 288-6448
Fax: (770) 288-6468
Lumpkin County Election Supervisor
99 Courthouse Hill, Suite G
Dahlonega, GA 30533-0540
Telephone: (706) 864-6279
Fax: (706) 864-0731
Paulding County Election Supervisor
Watson Government Complex
240 Constitution Blvd., 1st Floor
Dallas, GA 30132
Telephone: (770) 443-7503
Fax: (770) 443-7548
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
Rockdale County Election Supervisor
1400 Parker Road, Lobby C
Conyers, GA 30094
Telephone: (770) 278-7333
Fax: (770) 785-6932
Spalding County Election Supervisor
119 East Solomon Street, Room 110
Griffin, GA 30223-3341
Telephone: (770) 467-4245
Fax: (770) 467-4278
Walton County Election Supervisor
303 South Hammond Drive, Suite 111
Monroe, GA 30655
Telephone: (770) 267-1337
Fax: (770) 267-1408