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SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

WORKING TO REPRESENT ALL OF GEORGIA


Remaining Vigilant and Focused

We are now 35 days from the November 3 general election. Please make sure to register prior to the October 5 deadline. If you intend on voting absentee, there is a link below to submit your request. It is critical we exercise our civic duty and ensure our voices are heard at the polls.

This special newsletter provides our members, constituents, and other stakeholders important information on voting in Georgia. It is critical all voters understand why they should vote, how they can vote, and what to do if their rights are denied.

In little more than a month you have the chance to determine who will represent you at the federal, state, and local levels. Now is not the time for silence, but for action.

The GLBC

As Chair of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC), I am proud to represent the 65 members who serve in the Georgia General Assembly. Established in 1975, the GLBC has sought to protect the general welfare of African Americans, other people of color, and disadvantaged citizens of Georgia in matters of health and welfare, education, social and criminal justice, employment, and economic empowerment.

For more information about our organization, the members, legislative priorities, and other resources, I ask that you visit our website. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Yours in Service,

State Representative Dr. Karen Bennett (HD-94)
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GEORGIA VOTING INFORMATION

Voter Registration End October 5
Register Online-(Link)
By Mail-(Link)
In-Person-(Link)

Check Your Voter Status
To check your voter status click here.

Early Voting Begins on October 12
To find your early voting site click here.

Absentee Voting
Absentee ballots must be received by Tuesday, November 3, at 7:00 PM.
It is recommended to submit a ballot by mail (to the county registrar) no later than Tuesday, October 27 to ensure it arrives by November 3.
To find an absentee voting dropbox click here.

Voting in Person
Polls open at 7:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM. As long as a person is in line, he/she/they have the right to vote after 7:00 PM.
To find your appropriate voting site click here.
IN THE NEWS

Federal judge orders nationwide 2020 census counting to continue through October 31
CNN

Error discovered on Georgia touchscreens in US Senate race
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

How Could Voter Suppression Affect the Presidential Election? Look at Georgia
New York Times

Georgians Can Now Get Alerts About Their Absentee Ballot
WABE-Atlanta

How to restore voting rights in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama, and why you should
Chattanooga Times Free Press

Sherrilyn Ifill, President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, on the Battle Over RBG’s Seat and Making Every Vote Count
Time
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