¡Tu voz es tu voto!

Luchar. Votar. Poder

Voter Registration Deadline for Primaries is Monday, April 25, 2022.
Early Voting Period is  May 2, 2022 – May 23, 2022.
Primaries Election Day is Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election is Monday, October 10, 2022.
Early Voting Period is  October 17, 2022 – November 4, 2022.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th, 2022.

The State elections take place this year! As Georgia becomes the battleground state, the Latin and Hispanic communities must ensure that our rights are protected, and our voices are heard. Remember, tu voz es tu voto. 

Do you have any election issues or questions? Call us at 1-888-54GALEO (1-888-544-2536).

Check if you are registered to vote, and check where your polling location is 

on the My Voter Page (MVP).

Para ver esta información en español, haz clic aqui: GeorgiaVota.com

Register to vote here:

bit.ly/OVRGALEO

In the past decade, GALEO has engaged in countless efforts across the state to register new voters, mobilize the Latino electorate, and engage Latinos in the policy process. With the 2022 elections approaching, we will work tirelessly to ensure that all eligible Latino and Hispanic voters are registered and turn out to vote. Having a proactive and robust Latino electorate will shape the future of our state and our nation!

Here are some tips for Election Day that would be helpful to share with your friends:

Know your rights in Spanish.

Rides to the Polls info can be found here.

 

Where Do I Vote On Election Day?

CLICK HERE to find out where you vote on Election Day. Polling places are usually within walking distance of your home (unless you are in a very rural area). A polling place can be in a business, a person’s house, a school, or a community center, to name a few establishments.

I May Already Be Registered But I Don’t Know. How Do I Know If I’m Registered To Vote?

You can check your voter registration status directly by logging in to the Georgia My Voter Page website at mvp.sos.ga.gov.

I Am A Voter With A Disability. Will My Polling Place Be Accessible And What Options Do I Have To Cast A Ballot?

Every voter has the right to cast a private and independent ballot, including voters with disabilities. If you want to learn more about what your voting rights are or were denied the right to vote because of your disability, you can find your state’s National Disability Rights Network member agency here. Additional resources for voters with disabilities can be found through the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and Nonprofit VOTE.

Do I Need To Show Identification To Vote?

Most states require some form of identification either when you register and/or when you vote. The rules vary state by state.

Does A Voter Card Serve As A Form Of Identification For Voting?

Most states do not accept a voter card as a form of ID. If you are a first-time voter who mailed in your registration form, you should check out our Election Center to find out what identification you will need at the polls.

On Election Day, If I Think My Rights Have Been Violated, What Should I Do?

Call (866) OUR-VOTE if you feel your rights have been violated. There will be lawyers on hand to answer Election Day questions and concerns about voting procedures.

What If I Go To The Polls And They Tell Me I Am Not Registered To Vote?

First, make sure you are at the right polling place. If you are at the wrong polling place they will not have your name on the list of voters. If you are at the correct location and are not on the list, you can still cast a ballot. Ask the poll worker for a provisional ballot. After the polls close on Election Day the state will check on the status of your voter registration and if there was a mistake made. The state must notify you as to whether your ballot was counted. If you have a problem voting and think your rights have been denied, call (866) OUR- VOTE. There will be lawyers there to help.

Where Can I Learn Who’s Running For Office, Research Issues, And Check To See My State’s Voting Laws?

To learn more about the election process and who is running for office check out Rock the Vote’s Election Center.

Am I Required To Vote For Everything On The Ballot?

No! You don’t have to answer everything. If you’re not sure what is on the ballot, here are some great resources you can use.

How can I check if I am registered to vote? 

Visit the Georgia “My Voter Page” at mvp.sos.ga.gov to check your voter status.

Where is my polling location, and what hours can I vote?

Visit the Georgia “My Voter Page” at mvp.sos.ga.gov to check your polling location and times.

How do I request an absentee ballot?

You must first fill out, sign, and submit an absentee ballot application to vote by absentee ballot. You can do this online at mvp.sos.ga.gov, by mail, fax, or in person.

What materials do I need to bring to the polls? 

A Government-issued I.D. (for example, driver’s license) and face mask!

How do I find out who is on my ballot?

You can find a sample ballot by visiting mvp.sos.ga.gov

If I had requested an absentee ballot, can I cancel that mail-in ballot and then vote in person? 

YES! If you have the absentee ballot, bring it with you the day you vote in-person. Then, the election staff will have you sign an affidavit that cancels your absentee ballot. Afterward, you will be able to vote in person.

What if I go to the polls, and they tell me I am not registered to vote? If I think my rights have been violated, what should I do?

Check your voter status and ensure you are at the correct polling place at mvp.sos.ga.gov. If you are at the wrong polling place, they will not have your name on the list of voters. You can request a provisional ballot if the polling place is in the county you reside in. Call (866) OUR-VOTE if you feel your rights have been violated.

When are the polls open?

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

How do primaries work in Georgia?

A primary election is an election in which registered voters select a candidate that they believe should be a political party’s candidate for elected office to run in the general election. They are also used to choose convention delegates and party leaders. Primaries are state-level and local-level elections that take place prior to a general election. Georgia utilizes an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party’s primary.

How do I register to vote?

To vote in Georgia, one must be a citizen of the United States and a legal resident of their county. The voter must be at least 17.5 years of age at the time of registration and 18 at the election time.

Registration must be completed at least 28 days prior to the election. Registration can be completed online or by submitting a paper form.

Is there an early voting period?

Georgia permits early voting. Learn more by visiting this website mvp.sos.ga.gov

Who is eligible for absentee voting?

Absentee ballots are an option for registered voters who prefer to vote by mail instead of voting in-person. You do not need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You must request an absentee ballot to receive one in the mail. Your absentee ballot must be received by your local County Board of Registrar’s Office by the time polls close on Election Day in order to be counted.

What are the voter ID laws in Georgia?

Georgia requires voters to present photo identification (ID) while voting. Accepted forms of ID include Georgia driver’s licenses or ID cards, U.S. passports, and U.S. military ID. Voters can obtain a free voter ID card from any county registrar’s office or Department of Driver Services Office. Voters who do not have photo ID while voting may cast provisional ballots.

Forms of accepted ID

Any valid state or federal government-issued photo ID, including a free ID Card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)

  • A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired.
  • Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of this state
  • Valid U.S. passport ID
  • Valid U.S. military photo ID
  • Valid tribal photo ID