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Georgia voter registration deadline: December 7th
In cooperation with our sister campaign, Reclaim Our Vote, and many groups / organizers on the ground we are focusing voter registration efforts in rural counties with voter disenfranchisement rates greater than 1 in 4 adults. Our primary focus through December 7th is Central Georgia (south of Macon).
To see the voter registration analysis, check the map below the virtual canvassing signup button. The deeper the county is shaded purple, the higher the rate of disenfranchisement and the size of circles estimate total community of colors voters not registered.
For details on any county, drill in / click it to see the analysis.
The Notorious RVG is in Georgia another day or so before the Thanksgiving holiday and then we'll be back on the ground for early voting, December 14th. We'll post volunteer days/times/locations here as soon as they are sorted.
Join the fun from wherever you are!
VoteEqualityUS hosts "virtual community canvasses" to call Georgia voters every Saturday (1:30-4:30 EST). Live with The Notorious RVG, phone bank training with Reclaim Our Vote, special guests popping in, and more! RSVP for the Zoom link!
Virtual Canvassing (HIGH PRIORITY)
Call Voters with Reclaim Our Vote
Be the friendly voice on the other end of a nonpartisan call! Top 3 reasons to phone bank:
- It's VERY effective: Reclaim Our Vote outreach to infrequent voters usually results in ~70% of the voters showing up to vote.
- It's VERY necessary: Our democracy depends on voters showing up and special elections typically have very, very low turnout.
- It's FREE to our volunteers (you just need a computer and a phone)
Make 5 calls or 500. Keep that 70% metric in mind... if you talk to 100 infrequent voters you have personally turned out around ~70 votes. Vote by vote they all add up!
If you need training or assistance with phone banking or have questions (i.e. Spanish language phonebanks), write to firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone bank team will be happy to answer your questions.
1-2-3: Contact friends and family
Text your family and friends in Georgia to make sure they are planning to vote and ask them to consider using the app to do the same with their friends / family in Georgia.
VoteForce uses your contacts and phone's capabilities and will NOT infringe upon the privacy of your personal data. Your personal information stays personal and this tool simply provides friendly voting links / prompts / reminders through your phone's texting software. Invest a little time and encourage other gender equality voters to get out and VOTE!
Live in Georgia? Register your neighbors!
Map the Vote is a nonpartisan website that will show you who in your neighborhood is likely an unregistered potential voter. Check it out here!
Send Postcards with Reclaim Our Vote
There are 2.7M voters of color in Georgia and Reclaim Our Vote will (again) send a postcard to each one!
Reclaim Our Vote (ROV) is a long-term project at The Center for Common Ground, our fiscal sponsor. ROV is a non-profit, nonpartisan group that increases turnout among voters of color.
After the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in Shelby v Holder (2013), many states (particularly in the South) immediately changed voting rules, restricting voter access and participation. ROV volunteers are targeting North Carolina, Texas, Arizona, Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia in 2020 with postcards, phone/text banks, geofencing, GOTV billboards, rides to the polls and Election Day monitoring.
If you live in Georgia, can you work the polls on January 5th?
An incredible number of poll workers are over age 70 and at greater health risk with the pandemic. Please apply to be a paid poll worker with your state and bolster their numbers.
When people see someone that looks like them inside the polls it is a more welcoming environment. In Georgia, you only need to be 16 years old (but you must reside in county / election jurisdiction). You can sign up through the Georgia ACLU by clicking here or by contacting your county.
Students and people who recently moved will need to update their voter registration information for their new county before they can apply to be a paid poll worker. This can be done online -- see our page "Your Vote" for a link to check your voter registration.