COLUMBUS – Today, the Democratic Party of Georgia held a press conference at a Columbus ballot drop box with State Representative Carolyn Hugley to highlight options for voting by mail in the runoff elections.
Representative Hugley reminded voters to request their absentee ballots and emphasized the convenience of using ballot drop boxes to return absentee ballots. She also encouraged Georgians to make a plan to vote early for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock by visiting georgiademocrat.org/vote for information on where, when, and how to vote.
Quotes from the press conference can be found below:
“We are less than one month away from Election Day and now is the time for voters in the state of Georgia to make a plan to vote. We’re feeling the momentum here in Georgia because the eyes of the nation are upon us. Georgians have a legacy of showing up and making their voices heard. That was true in November, and we will continue to show up in record numbers come January,” said State Representative Carolyn Hugley. “It is so important now more than ever that every Georgian makes a plan to vote and votes early. There are many ways to vote in this election season, but one of the easiest ways is to make your voice heard is to vote by mail.”
“If you haven’t already, request your absentee ballot today and make sure your friends, family, and neighbors do the same,” said State Senator Ed Harbison. “Once you receive it and fill it out, we highly encourage you to drop off your ballot at one of the three secure drop boxes we have in Columbus: at the Frank D. Chester Recreation Center, Columbus Health Department Building, and Citizens Service Center. For more information about requesting a mail-in ballot or to find drop-off locations near you, georgiademocrat.org/vote.”