TURNING OUT THE
YOUTH VOTE IN GEORGIA
TURNING OUT THE
mythbusters: georgia runoff edition
Disinformation is designed to suppress the vote.
That’s why we’re here to set the record straight on how, when and where Georgians can vote to participate in this critically important election.
Early voting is allowed at any early voting location in your county. If you choose to vote on election day on January 5, you must vote at your assigned polling place, which may be different from the polling place you were assigned for the last election. Because of recent polling place closures by Georgia elections officials, some of the polling places assigned in November may no longer be operating as polling places. Check your early voting and election day polling places here.
You MUST vote in the runoff election if you want your vote to be counted. The runoff election is different from the general election that took place in November.
Absentee, or early, voting is safe and secure. It’s also an effective way to cast a ballot during a pandemic because it maximizes health and safety by letting you vote on your own schedule without waiting in long lines on election day.
You may vote for whichever Senate candidates you wish, regardless of who you voted for in the presidential election.
As long as you are registered, you may vote in the runoff election even if you didn’t vote in the presidential election.
You may choose to vote early, absentee or on election day in the runoff election.
If you didn’t receive your requested absentee ballot, you can go before the registrar or absentee ballot clerk and make a written request to have your ballot marked cancelled. You must bring identification. The registrar will then notify the managers of your precinct to permit you to vote in person.
You may bring your absentee ballot to the poll manager of your precinct and surrender it. At that point, you will be allowed to vote in person on a regular ballot.
What is Peaches for Progress?
Peaches for Progress is a youth-led, intergenerational coalition working to mobilize young people throughout the state for the Senate and Public Service Commission runoffs. The coalition is working together to plug young people into already existing get out the vote (GOTV) campaigns led by local organizations and to organize youth-specific events. The creation of a community of young people, both culturally and physically, will be instrumental in empowering the youth movement in Georgia to organize for the runoffs, as well as sustaining long term collaboration between organizations in the state of Georgia.
How we’re doing it
In order to achieve our goals, Peaches for Progress is:
- Facilitating and supporting community and collaboration between youth-led organizations in Georgia
- Planning a series of in-person and virtual events to get out the youth vote
- Connecting local organizers with national resources and support