Owning Your Right to Vote
Be a Voter for a Lifetime
Plan Your Vote
The right to vote for every American citizen was a hard fought, hard won right in this country. Plan to vote and go vote.
The Georgia Secretary of State website provides the My Voter Page for you to Register to Vote and to check your:
- Voter registration status
- Mail-In application and ballot status
- Poll location
- Early voting locations
- Elected Officials Registration information on file with the county office
- Sample ballot for the upcoming election
- Provisional Ballot status
Plan Your Vote Template
My goal is to be able to say "I Voted!" Use this sample Voting Plan Template in Word form to plan your vote.
The video is the "Plan Your Vote" portion of the Sept. 28th meeting, led by Debbie Hillman, Newton County NAACP. Review this video to help you get started.
Voter Education Video
Simone Price, REFORM Alliance volunteer, provides a Voter Education Presentation at our Sept. 28th, EMI Georgia Network Meeting. The video also includes Q&A from attendees. Some of these questions might be the same ones you've been asking. Watch the video and get some answers!
Your Right to Vote
The following information is from When We All Vote:
Over the past decade voter suppression has taken on many new forms and remains a real obstacle today–disportionately impacting both voters of color and youth voters. When We All Vote is committed to the fight for fair and safe elections through supporting efforts to expand access to ballot box including, vote by mail, early in-person voting and online voter registration.
ACLU provides great information on what to do about voter intimidation
Examples of voter intimidation:
• Aggressively questioning voters about their citizenship, criminal record, or other qualifications to vote.
• Falsely representing oneself as an elections official.
• Displaying false or misleading signs about voter fraud and related criminal penalties.
• Other forms of harassment, particularly harassment targeting non-English speakers and voters of color. • Spreading false information about voter requirements.
• You do not need to speak English to vote, in any state.
• You do not need to pass a test to vote, in any state.
• Some states do not require voters to present photo identification.
• It’s illegal to intimidate voters and a federal crime to “intimidate, threaten, [or] coerce … any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of [that] other person to vote or to vote as he may choose.”
What to do if you experience voter intimidation:
• In many states, you can give a sworn statement to the poll worker that you satisfy the qualifications to vote in your state, and then proceed to cast a ballot.
• Report intimidation to the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español).
• Report intimidation to your local election officials. Their offices will be open on Election Day.
Organizations Engaged in Voting and Voting Rights
• ACLU of Georgia
• Asian Americans Advancing Justice
• Black Voters Matter Fund
• Fair Fight Georgia
• Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda
• Georgia NAACP
• Latino Community Foundation
• National Action Network Atlanta Chapter
• New Georgia Project
• Voto Latino
• When We All Vote