Are You Going to Be 18 On Or Before January 5, 2021? Make History – Vote!

(Comprehensive voting information is below). Are you tired of the way politics play out and often don’t make effective or lasting change? Do you want to be represented by a Senator who will get the work done for YOU? A Senator who will represent YOUR wishes and vision for our future? VOTE!

Julianna Truesdale

Your all-important vote could be the one to determine who controls the US Senate.

If you are turning 18 by January 5, 2021 you need to register to vote by December 7th (even if you are still 17 then) and vote when you become 18, as long as you turn 18 on or before January 5, 2021. Isn’t this exciting? Your first vote could make history!
Did you know that Georgia’s runoff law was created in the 1960s as a way to preserve white political power in a majority-white state and diminish the influence of Black politicians who could more easily win in a multicandidate race with a plurality of the vote, according to an Interior Department report. On January 5, 2021 it will be used to seat Georgia’s choices for Senate. All communities in Georgia must vote. All communities must be well represented. Be represented by someone who has your best interest in mind when they vote on policies.

Georgia’s two seats will determine who controls the Senate. How do you want these issues addressed?

Control of the Senate will determine how we address:
  • COVID-19 relief
  • Health care
  • Climate
  • Inequality
  • Same sex marriage
  • Immigration
  • Judicial nominees… and future prospects of major legislation.

YOU matter! Your voice matters. Your vote matters. 

What direction do you want this nation headed? These elections could be decided by handfuls of votes… including yours. Don’t miss this opportunity to make history!

IMPORTANT DATES FOR VOTING IN THE RUNOFF IN GEORGIA:

  • Georgia’s runoffs are to take place on January 5, 2021.
  • Voters must be registered to participate by December 7, 2020.
  • Early voting begins December 14, 2020.
  • Registered voters may vote by mail if they request an absentee ballot.

Voting Details and Links:

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE

The voter registration deadline for the Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Runoff election is DECEMBER 7, 2020. Mail-in registration must be postmarked by December 7th to be eligible to vote in the upcoming elections.

You can now register to vote online! You must have a valid driver’s license or ID card with a signature on file with DDS in order to complete the registration online. If you don’t have either of these forms of ID you can complete the paper registration.

EARLY VOTING

Early voting for the Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Runoff Election begins on DECEMBER 14, 2020.

As Election Day approaches, your county may have multiple early voting sites and even extended hours. Voting times and locations for your precinct can be found here.

Any voter registered in Georgia may vote absentee in person. Absentee in-person voting begins December 14th. Please note that you cannot vote absentee in person on or after Monday, January 4, 2020, the day before the election.

 

ABSENTEE BALLOT PROCESS

You can request your absentee ballot for the Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Runoff election today! Request your ballot here. Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail or in person. Voted ballots must be received by Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of State website.

Those who requested an absentee ballot but end up voting in person: If the mailed ballot has been voted and returned to and received by the board of registrars, then the absentee ballot shall be deemed to have been voted. No other ballot shall be issued. If you still have the absentee ballot and give it to the poll manager of the precinct in which your name appears on the electors list, then you may vote a regular ballot. If you have not received an absentee ballot, or if you have returned the absentee ballot, but the registrars have not received the ballot, you may cancel the absentee ballot by appearing in person before the registrar or absentee ballot clerk and making a written request to have the ballot marked “cancelled.”

You do not need to provide a reason to request an absentee ballot by mail. You may request an absentee ballot as early as 180 days before an election. Absentee ballots must be received by the county board of registrars by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. You may fill out an absentee ballot request here. The application must be in writing and contain your mailing address, enough information to identify you as a voter, and the election in which you wish to vote. If you are physically disabled or living temporarily outside your county of residence, a close relative may apply for an absentee ballot for you.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

The outcome of this election will control which party controls the Senate. Vote for the candidates who best represent your values!

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