Early voting is currently taking place all over Georgia for multiple local and state elections. The Black Student Caucus, (H)OLA, and The Center for Civic Engagement are teaming up to help Oglethorpe students get out and vote. They will provide rides to and from polls between Monday 29 to Wednesday 31 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for Dekalb, Cobb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties.
Students who are residents of those counties and are in need of being taken to the polls can register to go by completing a Google form link. Click here for the link. In order to participate, students must register before Friday 26. If students have additional questions, they can contact the Director of The Center for Civic Engagement, Jessica Winestock.
Things to remember for voting:
You can only vote in the county you are registered in
You can check times, dates and locations for early voting in your area by using the Secretary of State’s website
If you will not be able to go to your registered county, you can fill out and send an absentee ballot .
Do not wear any campaign paraphernalia.
Do not take pictures in the booth. It is illegal.
Make sure you have a government-issued photo ID, including the following: driver’s license, even if expired, or a currently valid US Passport, US Military ID, Tribal ID, or a valid state or federal government-issued photo ID (including free voter ID card issued by your county registrar’s office)
If you are turned away from the polls, we encourage you to call 866-OUR-VOTE for assistance
If you cannot get through to the hotline, ask for a provisional ballot as required by law.
Do not leave your polling place without casting a ballot, even if it is provisional.
The major races are:
Secretary of State
As The Stormy Petrel Newspaper we encourage you to vote, but before voting get informed on candidates so you can make an informed decision at the polls.