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Voting Guide: Ready, Set, Vote! Here's How!

Learn about the history of voting in the United States, and how to exercise your right to vote!

Step 1: Get Registered.

The first thing to do is get registered or make sure you are still registered. If you are a U.S. citizen and legal resident of Georgia over 17 1/2, go to Secure the Vote to check your eligibility,  register, or confirm your registration. 

Step 3: Vote

You can find the date of the election, your polling place and information about absentee ballots and early voting on either of these sites. Just enter your name and address and you will receive personalized voting information just for you.

Secure the Vote

 

Vote 411

If you are a first time voter, here is special information for you.

 

Step 2: Get Educated

Once you have registered to vote, you need to educate yourself about the views of candidates running for office,and any amendments or questions included on the ballot.The website below will help you find what you need to make an informed choice on election day.

Vote 411

This website gives you personalized information based on your address, about everything you need to vote in your state. An important feature of this website is information about the candidates and their views on the issues. You can also compare several candidates at one time to assist in making your choice. The site also gives explanation and rationale for yes or no votes for bond issues, questions or amendments that will appear on your ballot. You also will be able to see a sample copy of your ballot before you vote.

Step 4: Find the Results of the Election

To find out who won a state election or how the state of Georgia voted in a federal election, check this site.

Current and Past Election Results 

National election results can be found here.

Election Results


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