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How To Vote In Georgia 2020

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    ♪ (Patriotic music)♪
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    Hello Georgia! If you want to be
    able to vote in November
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    you’re going to have to register first
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    You can check using the link below
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    to see if you’re registered already
    If you’re not
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    or if you’ve moved or changed
    your name since the last time
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    you voted you can use that same link
    to fill out a registration application
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    For those of you who have a valid
    Georgia driver’s license
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    to enter that license
    number and submit the form online
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    If you don’t have a Georgia license
    they’ll ask you to print it out, sign it
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    and mail it in.Like, with a stamp.
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    I know it’s annoying but it’s important
    so do it anyway
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    The deadline to register is October 5th
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    if you want to vote in the general
    election on November 3rd
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    So once you’re registered you have a
    couple different options
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    for how you can vote
    Anyone in Georgia can vote by mail
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    otherwise known as voting absentee
    for any reason
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    All you have to do is download the
    form in the link below
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    fill it out and mail it to your County
    Board of Registrar’s office
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    here’s a link to all their addresses
    in the description
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    technically Georgia accepts absentee
    ballot requests up until October 30th
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    but the sooner you apply to vote
    absentee the sooner you get your
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    ballot and the longer that you will have
    to look it over and make your decisions
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    and mail it back before November 3rd
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    you can also vote early in person
    October 12th through 30th the
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    hours and locations vary by county but all
    counties are required to allow you to
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    vote early on at least one Saturday if
    voting on the weekend is easier for you
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    there's a link in the description where
    you can just select your county
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    and it will tell you when and
    where you can go vote early
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    if you really want all the excitement of
    voting in person on November 3rd
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    though you can find out
    where to go to vote using the same link you used to register
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    Polls are open from 7am to 7pm statewide
    You’ll need to bring an ID with you
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    They’ll accept a driver’s license,
    state ID, passport, military ID or tribal ID
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    If you don’t have any of those forms of
    identification
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    you can get a free voter ID card at your
    County Registrar’s office or the DMV
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    The hours that those offices are open can vary
    and you’ll also need a birth certificate
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    and a proof of address to get one
    so if you need free voter ID
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    start working on that now
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    if you want to see everything
    that you’ll be able to vote for
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    there’s a link below to where you can
    find your sample ballot
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    it’s the same link that you’ll use to
    register and check your voting location
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    This gives you a chance to research
    the candidates
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    for your local elections ahead of time
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    You don’t have to vote for every item on
    the ballot if you don’t want to
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    but if you do want to have an impact on
    those important local elections
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    it’s really helpful to know what’s going
    to be on there
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    before you walk into the voting booth
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    If you want, you can print one out
    and bring it to the polls with you
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    so you can remember how you want to vote
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    One last thing: if you’re going to vote
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    open up your notes app or grab a piece
    of paper and make a plan
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    Write down when and how you’re going to register
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    what time you’re gonna vote
    how you’re gonna get there
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    what ID you’re going to use
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    even who you’re
    going to bring to the polls with you
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    Having a plan is a great way to make sure
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    that nothing unexpected stops you from
    voting on November 3rd
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    All the links you need to check
    your registration
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    and polling location will
    be in the description
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    Thanks for voting
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    How To Vote in Every State is produced
    by Complexly
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    in partnership with The MediaWise
    Voter Project
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    which is led by The Poynter Institute and
    supported by Facebook
Title:
How To Vote In Georgia 2020
Description:

COVID-19 Voting Update: All voters in Georgia can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Voters were able to do this prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Voters can now request their absentee ballot online. https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov/voter/voterSearch

[updated September 4, 2020]

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Check your registration status: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

Register by mail: http://sos.ga.gov/admin/files/GA_VR_APP_2019.pdf

Register online: https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/welcometoga.do#no-back-button

Request an absentee ballot: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/Elections/absentee_voting_in_georgia
https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov/voter/voterSearch

Track your absentee ballot: https://georgia.ballottrax.net/voter/

Locations & times for in-person advanced voting: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

Find your polling location: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

Find your sample ballot: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

Campus Vote Project: https://www.campusvoteproject.org/stateguides/Georgia

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