Today is the last day to register to vote. One in ten voters had their voter registration cancelled last year, with no notice.
One in ten.
How do you know if you are still registered? What do you do if your voter registration HAS been cancelled?
Even if you think you are registered to vote, even if you voted in the past year, even if there’s no way it could have happened to you: double check your voter registration status today. Right now. Or else you may miss out on the biggest election in Georgia’s recent history.
When you visit the My Voter Page, you’ll be directed to provide your First Initial, Last Name, County and Date of Birth.
If you are registered to vote it will look something like this:
Status: Active. Perfect, you are registered to vote. Take note of the location of your precinct (it may have changed).
If you want to go one step further, double check your information is correct and take a peek at your sample ballot to make sure the Secretary of State has managed to put you in the correct districts. If something like your address is incorrect, reach out to the Secretary of State’s office at (404) 656-2871.
MY VOTER PAGE DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THIS!
Ok, if that’s not what you see when you check My Voter Page, here’s what you need to know.
You are still registered to vote. The Secretary of State’s office has repeatedly promised that, although this is the first step towards cancelling your registration, it hasn’t happened yet. You should be able to show up on election day and vote with no problems (and voting will return your status to active).
But given the value of Brian Kemp’s word, consider voting early, to make sure you won’t run into any trouble.
“Your registration information was not located.”
This is bad news.
First, go back and double check all the information you entered was correct. Yes, you know your own birthday, but are you still registered at an old address in another county? Did you forget to update your voter registration information when you got married, divorced or otherwise went through a name change?
No? Still getting this ominous message?
Today is the last day to register to vote. So you’ll need to re-register TODAY. You can register online here, or go to your nearest Department of Driver Services office, local county board of elections office, public library or public assistance office.
And remember: if you are someone who has been incarcerated, your right to vote is restored when you have completed your sentence as well as any parole or probation. If you are a formerly incarcerated person and are having trouble re-registering to vote, reach out to the ACLU of Georgia immediately to get your voting rights restored.
If none of this troubleshooting works, you can always reach out to the Secretary of State’s office directly at (404) 656-2871.