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THANK YOU FOR VOTING IN THE GEORGIA RUNOFF ELECTIONS

More than 4.4 million people voted in the 2021 Georgia runoff elections, including hundreds of thousands of young Black voters who helped shatter records and send new voices to the US Senate. But this is just the beginning; we must continue voting in historic numbers every election if we hope to take control of our future.

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HOW TO VOTE

Election officials in Georgia are intentionally making it harder for people living in Black and Latinx communities to vote; don’t let them stop you from voting! Click the button below to visit Georgia's official online voter registration system, then learn more about voting by mail, early voting, or voting on election day. You don't have to miss work or wait in long lines just to cast your ballot, so find a way to vote that works for you.

VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

1 To vote by absentee ballot, you will need a Georgia ID. If you do not have a Georgia ID, apply for one today to make sure you are prepared to vote in the next election.
2 Once you receive your ballot, make sure to complete it correctly by following the instructions inside.
3 Return your ballot. If using a mailbox, be sure to have the correct postage stamp. Or you can deliver your ballot to a dropbox in your area.
4 In 3-5 days, check the status of your ballot through the Georgia Secretary of State MyVoterPage. If your ballot has been accepted, you have completed your voter plan! Congrats! But if your ballot has been rejected, contact your county’s election office ASAP and ask how you can correct any mistakes to ensure your ballot is counted.

EARLY VOTING

1 When voting early, you can vote at any location within your county during the early voting period. So choose a polling place close to your home or job and cast your ballot whenever you have time.
2 Schedule what day you want to vote and the time you are planning to go. If you need transportation, request a ride from someone who can assist you. Please remember to follow COVID-19 safety precautions.
3 Bring your mask, a valid ID, water, and a snack in case you have to wait to vote. It’s okay if the address on your ID does not match the address on file; your ID will only be used to identify you as a voter, not to verify your address.

VOTE ON ELECTION DAY

1 If you choose to vote on election day, you must cast your ballot at the location assigned to you by your county. Check your voter location 2-3 days ahead of time to make sure you go to the correct polling place.
2 Schedule out what day and the time you are planning to go. If you need transportation, request a ride from someone who can assist you. Please remember to follow COVID-19 safety precautions.
3 Bring your mask, a valid ID, water, and a snack in case the lines are long. It’s okay if the address on your ID does not match the address on file; your ID will only be used to identify you as a voter, not to verify your address.

GEORGIA VOTER ID
REQUIREMENTS

Georgia law requires Georgia residents to show photo identification when voting in person. This does not have to be a Georgia ID, and the address on your ID does not need to match the address for your voter registration. You are not required to provide identification when you vote absentee by mail. You can obtain a Georgia ID from the Georgia Department of Driving Services for $32. A voting-only ID card is available for free. If you have questions or need more information, you can contact the Georgia Secretary of State’s Elections Division.

WHAT IDS ARE ACCEPTABLE?

Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free ID Card issued by your county registrar's office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)
A Georgia Driver's License, even if expired
Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
Valid U.S. passport ID
Valid U.S. military photo ID
Valid tribal photo ID
Valid public university ID (Note that a private university ID is NOT valid)

GEORGIA'S VOTER IDENTIFICATION CARD

If you don’t have one of the six forms of photo ID listed above, you can get a free ID card from your county registrar’s office, or the Department of Driver Services Office. Just schedule an appointment using the button above, and bring the following:

1 A photo identity document or approved non-photo identity document that includes the voter’s full legal name and date of birth
2 Documentation showing the voter's date of birth
3 Evidence that the applicant is a registered voter
4 Documentation showing the applicant's name and residential address

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
AT THE POLLS

If you are waiting in line to vote when the polls close,
stayinline!Youhavetherighttovote.
If there is a problem with your voter registration or identification, you may cast a provisional ballot.
Youwillneedtocontactyourelectionsofficewithin3daystoprovideadditionalproofthatyouarearegisteredvoter.
If the voting machines are down at your polling location,
requestapaperballot.
If you make a mistake on your ballot,
youmayaskforanewone.
If you experience any problems, call the election protection hotline immediately.

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MALIKA REDMOND

On the backdrop of an historic day in Georgia, when Black voters — along with voters in other marginalized communities — shifted the balance of national political power by electing new progressive leadership, the officer who shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back in Kenosha, WI wasn’t charged with a crime and, within 24 hours, the US Capitol was seized by white domestic terrorists seeking to thwart the results of the 2020 and 2021 runoff elections.

As an organization led by Black women and focused on issues critical to ourselves, our families, and our communities, we share with you in the sheer scope of emotions about injustice and concerns for our safety. But we will not be overshadowed as we declare that we are our ancestors’ wildest dreams fulfilled. We will continue to demand accountability while not allowing hatred to overshadow our joy and recent victories. We will take good care of ourselves knowing that our LOVE for one another fortifies our resolve for freedom.

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