Today, the Democratic Party of Georgia held press conferences at Augusta and Gwinnett County ballot drop boxes to highlight options for voting by mail in the runoff elections.
Local leaders reminded voters to request their absentee ballots and emphasized the convenience of using secure ballot drop boxes to return absentee ballots before January 5. Speakers 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 and pictures from the press conferences can be found below:
Augusta Ballot Box Tour Stop with Commissioners-Elect Jordan Johnson and Francine Scott
“We have an opportunity to elect two new leaders to the United States Senate. And the way we’re going to do that is by going to the polls and voting,” said Commissioner-Elect Jordan Johnson. “Voting is something that we must make a plan to accomplish. And at the helm of that plan, we’re encouraging everyone right here in the city of Augusta to use our drop boxes to cast your vote.”
“There is so much at stake and this election is crucial to our country. We turned Georgia blue in November, now it’s time to keep it blue and flip the Senate. We need to elect Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock,” said Commissioner-Elect Francine Scott. “Make no mistake, everything we voted for on November 3rd — health care, jobs, the environment, women’s rights, education, racial justice — is still on the ballot in January. It’s time to finish the fight. Our work is not yet. We need you to go out and vote.”
Gwinnett County Ballot Box Tour Stop with State Senator Sheikh Rahman and State Representative Shelly Hutchinson
“Georgians have a legacy of showing up and making their voices heard. This was true in November and we will continue to show up in record numbers come January. It is so important — now more than ever — that every Georgian makes a plan to vote and votes early,” said State Representative Shelly Hutchinson. “There are many ways to vote this election season, but one of the easiest ways to make your voice heard is by absentee voting. If you haven’t already, request your absentee ballot right away, then return it to one of the secure ballot drop boxes in your county.”
“We need to send two new senators to Washington and give Joe Biden and Kamala Harris the Senate they need to make real change. Georgians deserve Senators who are focused on the wellbeing of their constituents, not themselves,” said State Senator Sheikh Rahman. “On January 5, Georgia has the chance to take back the Senate for working families across this country and send leaders to Washington who put the people first. So make your plan to vote early and then make sure everyone you know has a plan to vote too.”