Information Your Audience Needs to Cast Their Ballot
After hearing reports of Georgia voters across the state confused about where they’re supposed to cast their ballots, with many arriving at the incorrect precinct, the Democratic Party of Georgia is calling on reporters and editors to help remind voters to verify their assigned polling place before heading to the polls.
Before heading to the polls, Georgia voters should verify they have the correct information for their assigned polling place by visiting the Secretary of State’s website at mvp.sos.ga.gov.
Detailed instructions for navigating the Secretary of State’s website can be found here. After entering their personal information on the right side of the homepage, voters should click the “submit” button. On the next page, voters should click the “My Voting Location” tab on the top of the page. Their assigned polling place is listed in the top section of the page, under “Precinct Polling Information.”
REMINDING VOTERS OF POLL CLOSING TIME: It’s also crucial for news outlets and reporters to remind voters that if they are in line to vote before/by 7:00 PM on Election Day, they can stay in line to cast their votes — even if they have to wait past 7:00 PM to do so.
Through both your coverage and social media posts, Georgia’s news outlets and reporters are key to raising awareness and ensuring voters know they can still cast their ballots past 7:00 PM as long as they were in line by then.
VOTER PROTECTION HOTLINE: If voters need any assistance whatsoever, they can call or text the Voter Protection Hotline at 888-730-5816 for real-time help.
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