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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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