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One of the first things my mom had me do when I graduated from college was get registered to vote and sign up to work the election polls. I remember always going with her to vote. She made sure all her children—all nine of us—were exposed to the process.
There are, at last count, more than 7 million registered voters in Georgia; roughly an eighth of them—more than 800,000—are between the ages of 18 and 24. The state’s youngest voting cohort, all members of Generation Z, is distinct from the rest of the electorate by several measures.
In 2020, the stickers handed out at polling places across Georgia began showing signs of anxiety—relatable, for sure. Previously a cheery illustration of a peach beneath the phrase “I’m a Georgia voter,” the item acquired another sentence, in shoutier lettering: I SECURED MY VOTE! The update was introduced by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger following a period of heightened attention to how Americans vote.
Curious about those ballot questions this midterm? Here’s what they mean, from constitutional amendments to the City of Atlanta special referendum.
Commissioner of What? Your guide to the lesser-known officers on your ballot, what they do, and why it matters
Political positions like State School Superintendent and Commissioner of Agriculture may not get the same level of airtime as the big-ticket races, but these offices are vitally important, and the elected officials who win them influence the lives of millions of Georgians. Check out this guide to Georgia’s down-ballot races: the office, what it does and doesn’t do, and why it matters for you and your neighbors.
How do I send an absentee ballot in Georgia? How long do I have to request one? What happened to drop boxes? How long is early voting? Are people really banned from passing out water in line? Your questions about voting this year, answered.
Want to vote in Georgia's May 24, 2022 primary election? The last day to register to vote in the May 24 primary is April 25, 2022. Be sure to double-check your registration status online or submit your new registration today.
In the rush of first-of-the-year news, you might have missed Georgia's new state House, state Senate, and Congressional maps, which were signed into law on December 31. Here's a look at the results of the latest redistricting process.
"Fair access to voting continues to have our game’s unwavering support," said the MLB commissioner in a statement.
Here’s what’s going on with voting legislation in Georgia and why opponents say it’s clear “voter suppression”
After Monday's Crossover Day, 12 different bills remain alive in the House and Senate and could make a variety of drastic changes to Georgia's elections laws, including doing away with no-excuse absentee voting, requiring absentee voter ID, restricting the locations of ballot drop boxes, and limiting the hours for early voting. Republicans in support of the bills say the changes are needed to protect the integrity of elections; Democrats say the bills are clearly voter suppression tactics.