Welcome to Georgia Latino Vote!
Election Day is Tuesday, January 5th, 2021.
Control of the U.S. Senate is in our hands. Immigration reform is in your hands. COVID relief and response is in YOUR hands.
Do you have any election issues or questions? Call us at 1-888-Ve-Y-Vota ((1-888-839-8682
Check if you are registered to vote, and check where your polling location is on the My Voter Page (MVP):
2020 Georgia Runoff Guides (English Versions)
- Jan 5 Georgia Senate runoff information guide – Download a PDF Version
- Jon Ossoff (D)/David Perdue (R) US Senate race – Download a PDF Version
- Kelly Loeffler (R)/ Raphael Warnock US Senate race – Download a PDF Version
Para ver esta información en español, haz clic aqui: GeorgiaVota.com
If you have already voted early or by absentee ballot, thank you! Remind everyone you know to go vote!
Here are some tips for Election Day tips that would be helpful to share with your friends:
Asians Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta has a website for resources available in various languages, including Spanish.
Know your rights in Spanish .
Rides to the Polls info can be found here.
It is too late to mail your absentee ballot. You must take it to a dropbox before 7 PM on Tuesday, January 5th! Check here for drop box locations for absentee ballots.
VOTED or Planning to VOTE?
As we begin to start a new year, make a commitment to VOTE in the January 5th runoff election. Please take the PLEDGE to VOTE here: https://bit.ly/P2VGALEO2020 . This helps us maintain accurate voter contact records and facilitates reminders for you to engage and go vote!
PLEDGE TO VOTE here: https://bit.ly/P2VGALEO2020
GALEO & the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund released the third report highlighting the 2016 growth and engagement of the Latino electorate in Georgia. To see the growing power of the Latinx vote in Georgia, click here.
Here is a research article on Latinos in the 2018 Mid-Term Election: 2018 Mid-Term Election: Estimated Voter Participation Rates by Race and Age in Arizona, Florida, Georgia and Texas
Everyone can participate!
Georgia Latino Vote was created in 2004 by GALEO to further its mission–to increase the leadership and civic engagement of Latinos in Georgia. For the last eight years, we have engaged in countless efforts across the state to register new voters, mobilize the Latino electorate, and engage Latinos in the policy process. With the 2020 elections approaching, we will work tirelessly to ensure that all eligible Latino voters are registered and turn out to vote. Having a strong and proactive Latino electorate will shape the future of our state and our nation!
Register to vote here:
The deadline to register online to vote is Monday, December 7th, 2020.
The early voting period begins on Monday, December 14th, 2020.
The following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) comes from https://www.govotega.org/faq/
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.
I Know Someone Who’s Mentally Impaired/Disabled. Can They Vote?
In most states, if a person has been declared “non-compos mentis,” or “mentally incompetent” by a court of law, that person is ineligible to vote. For more information on how your state defines this, get the information to contact your state.
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. Check out your state rules at our Election Cent
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 Do I Obtain An Absentee Ballot?
To vote by absentee ballot, you must submit an absentee ballot request form through your state.
How Do I Vote By Absentee Ballot?
If you prefer to drop off your absentee ballot to a secure location, rather than return it by mail, select your county to explore available options.
Choose Your County
- Make Sure You’re Registered
To vote via absentee ballot, you must first be registered to vote.
- Fill Out & Submit an Absentee Ballot Application
To vote by absentee ballot, you must first fill out, sign, and submit an absentee ballot application. You can do this online, by mail, by fax, or in person.
Submit your absentee ballot application by the specified deadline. Absentee ballots may be requested any time between 180 days prior to the election and the end of the business day on the Friday before Election Day. View a list of upcoming elections and registration deadlines on the Secretary of State’s election calendar.
- Download and fill out the absentee ballot application.
- Print and sign the application.
- Scan and email the application to your County Board of Registrar’s Office.
Submit by Mail
- Download the absentee ballot application.
- Fill out and sign the application.
- Mail the application to your County Board of Registrar’s Office.
Submit by Fax
- Download the absentee ballot application.
- Fill out and sign the application.
- Fax the application to your County Board of Registrar’s Office.
Submit in Person
- Download the absentee ballot application.
- Fill out and sign the application.
- Present the application in person to your County Board of Registrar’s Office.
Fill Out & Submit Your Absentee Ballot
After your county election office reviews your application, you will receive your ballot at either the postal address or email address you noted on your application. The time frame for receiving your absentee ballot will depend, in part, on the type of election being held. You can read the Secretary of State’s guide to absentee voting for details.
- Fill out your absentee ballot according to the instructions provided. You will receive all the forms and envelopes necessary for marking and return of the ballot. Failure to complete your ballot correctly could cause your ballot not to be counted.
- Mail your completed ballot. For voters within the country, all absentee ballots must arrive at your county election office by Election Day. If you’re currently a military or overseas voter and you post your absentee ballot on Election Day, make sure it arrives within 3 days.
I Changed My Legal Name. How Do I Change My Name On My Voter Registration?
On every voter registration form, there is a place to fill in your previous registration information. You will fill out the form as if it were your first time doing so, and where it asks you to put in your old information, you would put in your previous name, (for example, your maiden name).
Where Do I Vote Early?
Check out the Rock the Vote Election Center for information on where you can vote early.
Can You Change Your Vote If You Voted Early?
Some states allow you to do this. Please check with your local elections office to determine the rules in your state.
Why Should I Hold Onto My Voter Card?
A voter card lets you verify that your voter registration information is correct, such as your name, address, and birthdate. It also has the address for your polling place, which is where you will vote on Election Day.
What If My Info On The Card Is Wrong?
The card should have information on how to change any incorrect information (such as the wrong apartment number or that your name is misspelled). If for some reason there are no instructions, get the information to call your state or local election administrator.
I Lost My Voter Card. How Can I Get Another One?
You should be able to call your state and request a new voter card. Not all states send out voter cards.
I Don’t Know If I Ever Received A Voter Card (Or I Lost Mine). What Should I Do?
Call your state to make sure you completed your voter registration form correctly and that they have you listed as a registered voter. If you’re registering right before the voter registration deadline, chances are you won’t receive the card in time for the election. You do not need this card to vote but you do need to know if you’re registered and where your voting location is. Get the information to call your state election authority with any questions.
How Long Does It Take To Get My Voter Card In The Mail?
It usually takes 6-8 weeks for the state to send out your voter card. If 8 weeks have passed and you haven’t received your card, you probably are not registered and should call your state to make sure your registration went through properly. If you register to vote with fewer than 8 weeks to the election, you may not receive your card in time. Call your state to confirm your registration.
What Does A Voter Card Look Like?
Voter cards vary from state to state but generally, they’re small cards that look like a postcard.
What Is A Voter Card?
After you register to vote, most states send out a “voter card” to let you know your registration has gone through. The voter card helps you to confirm you’re registered to vote and that your information is correct. Most also contain information about where you will go to vote on Election Day.
Is It Too Late To Register To Vote?
Voter registration deadlines vary by state. Check out our Election Center for information for the voter registration deadlines in your state.
Can You Register To Vote Online?
Some states do offer online voter registration. Check with your local voter registration and/or your state election offices or register to vote online with Rock the Vote’s tool here.
What Do I Do If I Completed The Online Voter Registration Form, But Do Not Have A Printer?
If you do not have access to a printer you should complete a paper voter registration form at your local board of elections, the DMV, post office, or public library.
When I Received My Completed Online Voter Registration Form From Rock The Vote, I Realized A Piece Of My Personal Information (Email, Phone, Address, Etc.) Was Incorrect. What Should I Do?
Not to worry. Your form is not processed until you’ve printed, signed and mailed it in. You will need to complete the form again online–make sure you review all the information before you submit so that you don’t have to correct anything again.
Can I Put A P.O. Box Address Or A School Mailbox Address As My Permanent Address?
No. Your form will not be processed if you put a P.O. Box as your permanent address. For districting purposes, you must put a physical address. There is a section of the form to put your mailing address, in addition to your physical address.
I Just Moved To A New State Yesterday. Can I Register To Vote In That State Right Now?
Residency rules vary by state. In some states, you may be eligible to register to vote in your new state immediately upon moving. In others, you may need to wait a certain number of days or be living in the state for a certain amount of days before you register to vote in the next election. A state cannot require you to live there for more than 30 days to register to vote. Check out our Election Center for information on your state.
I Am In The Armed Forces. How Do I Register To Vote?
You can register to vote and request a ballot through Rock the Vote’s partnership with the Overseas Vote Foundation.
I Live Abroad. How Do I Register To Vote?
You should contact the Federal Voting Assistance Program. The website is http://www.fvap.gov. They specialize in getting people in the armed forces and people living abroad registered to vote. The rules for people in the armed forces or abroad are different than for people living in the United States. The FVAP can also be reached by phone at (800) 438-VOTE.
I Am A Student. Can I Register To Vote At My School Address?
YES! You have the right to register to vote at your school address – this includes a dorm room. Any student living in a dorm is entitled to the same rights as any other student. To imply otherwise is illegal. If you receive mail in a Post Office box you can sign an affidavit (or, in some cases, get a letter from your college’s Residential Life office) asserting that you live at your dorm address. For more info, check out our Election Center.
I Was Previously Convicted Of A Felony. Can I Register To Vote?
If you were convicted of a felony, your voting rights may vary from state to state. Learn more here.
Do I Need To Re-Register If I’ve Moved?
Yes, if you have changed your address, changed your name, or need to change your political party, you must re-register. Check out our Election Center for information for the requirements in your state.
Where Can You Register To Vote?
You may be able to register to vote at public facilities like the DMV, your local election office or in some states, online. Before heading out, check with your state voter registration and/or your state election offices or register to vote here with Rock the Vote.
Do I Need To Be A U.S. Citizen To Register To Vote?
Yes. You must be a naturally born or fully naturalized U.S. citizen to register to vote.
Do I Need To Be 18 To Register To Vote?
The voter registration age requirement varies by state, but most states allow individuals who will be 18 by the next election to register to vote. Some states do have a minimum age requirement to register to vote (for example you may have to be 17 ½ years of age). Check out our Election Center for the voter registration eligibility requirements in your state.
When Is The Last Day To Register To Vote?
Voter Registration postmark deadlines vary from 30 days out to just a couple of days before the elections. Check out our Election Center for information for the voter registration deadlines in your state.