November 3 Election Resources for Georgians
Displaced or evicted because of COVID-19? Call 866-OUR-VOTE or contact your county elections office. Click here to get the email and phone number for your county.
You can request your ballot TODAY! To receive an absentee ballot to vote by mail, you must complete an application. You can download and complete the Georgia Absentee Application here. Need more help? You can download a step-by-step guide on how to fill out your Absentee Ballot Application here.
In Georgia, ballots will begin to be mailed out September 15, 2020. Request your ballot today so that you can receive and return it right away. There are three ways to return your ballot: 1) by mail so that it arrives before 7:00PM on Election Day, 2) to your county elections office by 7:00PM on Election Day, and 3) to a drop box in your county by 7:00PM on Election Day. But why wait? Get your vote counted as soon as possible!
Want to know if your application was received and that your ballot was accepted? You can enter your information on “My Voter Page,” and then click “Click here for Absentee Ballot status” to see the latest information.
Need or want to vote in person? Early Voting starts October 12, 2020! Check back here for updates on locations and times to vote early. Every Georgia voter can vote early in person, and there are early vote locations in all 159 counties. In Fulton County, Early Voting locations include State Farm Arena, an initiative of the Atlanta Hawks. In-person voting is the only option for some voters, including many voters with disabilities, voters who are experiencing homelessness or displacement among COVID-19, and voters with language barriers. But every voter is eligible to choose early voting — even voters who requested an absentee ballot but did not receive it.
United States Postal Service
The President is actively seeking to undermine the U.S. Postal Service, and his actions have understandably caused serious concern among voters who wish to vote by mail. Rather than letting his efforts cause fear and panic, let’s fight back! To combat these desperate actions, we recommend making a PLAN to vote as early as possible, either by mail, using a drop box, or in person.
Simply put: Why wait? If you want to enact change in our country and in your community, the best way to do so is by getting your vote counted as soon as you can.
What is a voting plan?
Your plan could be to request a ballot right away (you can do so NOW!) and return it to a drop box in your county.
Your plan could be to vote early in-person beginning October 12 and mark it on your calendar.
But the important part is: MAKE A PLAN TODAY.
Then ask your friends, neighbors, and family to make their own plan.
Do you have questions? Want help requesting an absentee ballot? Submitting your absentee ballot? Finding an in-person polling location? You can call your county’s Board of Elections. Click here to get the email and phone number for your county.
Share Your Voting Experience
Fair Fight Action is documenting voters’ experiences as part of our fight for fair and free elections. Tell us about your voting experience by emailing email@example.com or by completing this form. If you have any pictures or other documentation of your experience, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name in the subject line. (Do not take a picture of your ballot or a picture within the voting booth.)
Not a Georgia voter? Click here to request your state’s vote-by-mail ballot.