Election Day 2020 Tips for Voting in Metro Atlanta

Tip sheet provided by the APS Social Studies Department

Are you waiting on your absentee ballot, or have you received your absentee ballot but have not mailed it back yet? It is too late to mail back your ballot. But you can STILL vote. Here are your options:

1. If you are still waiting on your absentee ballot to arrive in the mail, please go to an early voting location and ask to cancel your absentee ballot and vote in person.

2. If you have received your absentee ballot but would rather vote in person, you can! You’ll just complete a form and be asked to throw away your absentee ballot.

3. If you received your absentee ballot but have not mailed it back yet, DO NOT mail it back. Instead, drop it off in an official drop box to ensure your vote is counted. Find your closest drop box location here:

Fulton County drop boxes: tinyurl.com/dropboxfulton

DeKalb County drop boxes: tinyurl.com/dropboxdekalb

Getting to the Polls

New Georgia Project: 1-800-874-1541

NACA: complete this online form or call 888-495-6222

Lyft is offering discounted rides to vote on Election Day. Use code 2020VOTE to take 50% off (up to $10) one Election Day ride to a polling place or ballot dropbox.

Uber is also offering up to 50% off roundtrip rides to and from the polls (up to $7 each trip), or up to $14 for the two trips. Discounts will be automatically applied when you request your ride by using the polling finder.

Check your Registration/Polling Site

Be sure to double check that your usual polling place is open during the pandemic.

1. Go to www.mvp.sos.ga.gov

2. Enter your information under “MVP Login”

3. When you log in, you will see your registration information on the left hand side. On the right side, under “Polling Place for State, County, and Municipal Elections,” you will see your polling location for Election Day.

Voter Protection Hotline

If you have any questions or concerns before, during, or after you vote, call the Voter Protection Hotline:

  • English: 866-687-8683
  • Asian language/English: 888-274-8683
  • Spanish/English: 888-274-8683
  • Arabic/English: 844-925-5287

In the Booth: Information on Georgia Candidates

You may take paper into the voting booth, but your phone must be off. Make your selections before you head to the polls.  Check here for a sample ballot (information from Ballotpedia): https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

Check here for a complete list of Georgia candidates: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Xi5xeUBfMJ8NLZYyrArRbRVVQf2Nhl9I?usp=sharing

Upload voting pics to the APS Good Trouble Voter Photo Booth!

Be a #APSGoodTroubleVoter like our very own Dr. Isaac Sparks and Tauheedah Baker-Jones. Take your family to the polls and post your pics using our photobooth filter and hashtag #APSGoodTroubleVoter via https://events.omgbooth.com/events/apsgoodtroublevoter/

About the APS Good Trouble Voter Campaign

The student-led APS Good Trouble Voter Campaign (a partnership between APS and When We All Vote) continues to educate and inspire students and families about the importance of voting while honoring the late Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis, who once said, “Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” Since the Sept. 22 campaign launch, student ambassadors have registered 576 new student voters, led early voting efforts at their schools, and volunteered at polls on Election Day.

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