ELECTION 2018: FIVE THINGS TO KNOW WHEN VOTING

//ELECTION 2018: FIVE THINGS TO KNOW WHEN VOTING

ELECTION 2018: FIVE THINGS TO KNOW WHEN VOTING

Georgia voters should have the best information they can as they prepare to cast their ballot, including knowing their rights at the polls. ProGeorgia and its civic engagement partners have worked tirelessly to ensure that all eligible Georgians are registered to vote and are able to cast their ballot in this historic election. We encourage voters to know where they need to go to vote, to stay in line once you’re there, and to document and report any difficulties they may have accessing the polls.

Know your polling location: Before you head to the polls, make sure you know where to go. Visit the “My Voter Page” here to find your correct polling location before you go.

Stay in the line: Record turnout is expected this year as many of your neighbors and community members are turning out to vote. This means you may experience longer lines at some locations, but that doesn’t mean you can’t vote. Polls close at 7 PM EST, but as long as you are in line by 7PM, you will be allowed to vote. Please stay in line as long as it takes to cast your ballot – remember, your vote is your voice!

Call if you have a problem: If you are having a problem voting, please contact someone so they can walk you through the steps needed to ensure you are able to cast your ballot. ProGeorgia has a number of election protection hotlines designed to assist voters in need. Please call:

  • 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) – English language hotline
  • 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) – Spanish language hotline
  • 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) – Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and Tagalog hotline
  • 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) – Arabic language hotline
  • American Sign Language video call number: 301-818-VOTE (301-818-8683)
  • SMS (text message) hotline (English): text OUR VOTE to 97779

Document any problems you are having: If you are having any problems casting your vote or are being turned away, we encourage you to document the interaction either through photos or video of the account where it is allowed. Document the names of the people providing assistance and the location of the polling place where you encountered difficulty, and call us to report it.

Report any trouble:  Do you want to report how your voting experience went or to tell us if you encountered anything that stopped you or others from casting a ballot? Are you comfortable relaying your experience to media? ProPublica is collecting these Election Day reports. Click here to fill out the form.

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