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THANK YOU FOR VOTING IN THE GEORGIA RUNOFF ELECTIONS

Women Engaged was founded by Malika Redmond and Margaret Kargbo in 2014 at the intersections of reproductive justice and civic engagement to address the issues paramount to Black women, femmes, and girls on a local, state, federal, and international level. Women Engaged is a 501c3, non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. Women Engaged has played a critical role in combating wide spread voter suppression in 2018 and later contributing to the historic voter turnout in 2020 and 2021 elections. The organization has gone onward to provide leadership development to over 2,000 Georgians, deepening their knowledge about politics, reproductive justice, and how to continue to be actively engaged in the communities.

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A Statement on the Women's Health Protection Act

“In the past few years, America has assaulted women’s right to choose, and today, Congress has chosen to restrict comprehensive protection for women’s reproductive rights. We are disappointed the Women’s Health Protection Act didn’t pass in the Senate today, leaving many states and by extension, women across the country, vulnerable to abortion bans, especially as Roe v. Wade continues to lie in the balance. These decisions deprive poor women and Black women of access to abortion and critical reproductive medical care. As aggressive abortion measures hang in the balance with a conservative-leaning Supreme Court, the future of women’s bodily autonomy and agency are under unprecedented threat. Women Engaged will continue to fight for women’s rights to safe access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services.” - Malika Redmond, CEO & CoFounder, Women Engaged

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ABOUT WOMEN ENGAGED

Women Engaged is the inspirational project of feminist researcher and human rights leader Malika Redmond and public relations expert and art activist Margaret Kargbo. Women Engaged (WE) is an organization based in Atlanta, GA, that works to support Black women, femmes, girls, and yound adults to become impactful leaders, key decisionm najers and effective agents for social change through voter engagement, reproductive justice advocacy, and leadership development. The mission of WE is to support the power-building of Black women, femmes, and young adults creating a world where compassionate, fact-based equity-centered approaches are used to develop and implement public policy and actualize social transformation. WE launched in the fall of 2014 with our signature WE Vote. WE Rise! integrated voter engagement program, providing opportunities for participants to learn how to run effective 501c3, nonpartisian, get-out-the-vote campaigns, voter registration, legislative advocacy, leadership development, and deep dive canvasses. An integral part of our integrated voter engagement strategy is leadership devlopment where we curate and provide trainings for our canvassers, volunteers, and community members with the latest information in civic engagement and community organizing. We provide robust trainings that outline how the reproductive justice framework can be applied to our decisions in the ballot box and how we engage elected officials and the broader community.

For more information contact us at [email protected]. or 404.474.2900

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 the county elections office.
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 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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