So You Want to Vote in Georgia?
Tomorrow, there are primary elections in Georgia. If you’re one of the minority of people who will bother to vote, join me in my process for doing it with at least some thought of who you will vote for.
- You must make sure you are registered to vote. Fill out the My Voter Page form at the Georgia Secretary of State web site and confirm that you are registered.
- If it confirms your registration, note your precinct location and times and print out the ballot you intend to use. In a primary election, you must choose either a Democratic Party ballot or a Republican Party ballot. Note that you can decide which ballot to take at the polling location. I often look at both sample ballots, and, if the Democratic Party ballot doesn’t have anything useful on it, then I look at the Republican Party ballot and see if there’s an election where I think my vote will make a difference. At the precinct, the poll worker will ask you which ballot you want. This sample ballot will be customized to your local races. Don’t use your best friend’s sample ballot if that person does not live in your same county district. If your registration is not confirmed, get registered to vote!
- Bring a form of identification that Georgia requires of voters.