The Stakes are High!
Directly or indirectly, the issues so many of us care most deeply about—climate change, LGBTQ rights, immigration, racial justice and more—will be on the ballot in 2020.
As progressive people of faith we can seize the opportunity that the current electoral cycle offers us to fight for our values, counter voter suppression, expand democracy, and engage in spiritually grounded, values-based issue conversations with other voters in our own communities.
Act Now to Request an Absentee Ballot from the State of Georgia!
If you have not already sent in a request for an absentee ballot for the November 3, 2020 election, it is time to do so. You can request an absentee ballot up to 180 days before the election.
In Georgia, anyone can request an absentee ballot. The caveat is that you have to request an absentee ballot for each election – Primary, Primary Runoff, General Election, General Election Runoff, etc. There are several important exceptions to having to request a ballot for every election in an election year cycle. If you are over 65, handicapped, or serve in the military, you can request a ballot for the Primary, check the appropriate box on the request form and you should receive absentee ballots for all the elections in the election year cycle.
The Georgia Secretary of State has set up a website called “My Voter Page” where you can confirm your voter registration information and your regular polling place. Using just your first initial, last name, county where you live, and your birth date, you can look up your voter registration information. This information is used by poll workers and to verify your request for an absentee ballot. Once you have looked up your registration information, there are links to request an absentee ballot and to track your absentee ballot status.
– Paul Lowry, UUCA Member
Georgia My Voter Page
Check your voter registration status
Request or check the status of your absentee ballot request
Find your polling location
Find early voting locations
Download a sample ballot for the upcoming election
Check the status of a provisional ballot
Here are a few tips offered by UUCA Member Paul Lowry:
“The My Voter Page has a link to request an absentee ballot on-line. I have heard reports that the on-line form is confusing, so I printed the form, filled it in manually, and mailed it. If you do this, make sure the information you enter on the form matches your voter registration information exactly. When you sign the request, get out your driver’s license and try to duplicate the signature shown it. There is also a link that shows you the address of the county Registrars office where you mail your request.”
More Resources To Help UU The Vote!
UU The Vote Facebook Group
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UU the Vote Slack Channel
Slack is like if your inbox and your text messages had a digital baby. It allows you to organize specific conversations in “channels” such as rural organizing, southern organizing, tools and tech, etc. You can access Slack via your desktop browser and/or download the app onto your computer and phone to receive notifications in real-time.
Click Here and follow the prompts to join. Make introducing yourself in the “introduction” channel your first step!