September Is National Voter Registration Month


 
 

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) has designated September as National Voter Registration Month in this year’s historic election cycle.

“During National Voter Registration Month, we, at The Savannah Tribune urge all Georgia voters to help us reach out to the public and encourage our citizens to register to vote in time for the November General Election.”

The nation’s Secare retaries of State established National Voter Registration Month in September as a non-partisan means of encouraging voter participation and increasing awareness about state requirements and deadlines for voting. NASS also supports the independently-organized National Voter Registration Day effort, which will be held on September 27, 2016.

These tips were provided b the SOS office: – Get registered to vote. You can register to vote if you at least 17 ½ years of age when you register and you will also be 18 years of age by the time you can vote. Now, you can submit an electronic voter registration application using your Georgia driver’s license number or state-issued identification card number on several platforms: Online Voter Registration (OLVR), the free “GA SOS” mobile app for Apple and Android devices, and the recently announced “2VOTE” text messaging pilot project. Individuals can also mail in hard-copy voter registration applications to their county registrar to register to vote by the deadline on October 11, 2016. – Check your voter registration information online. Updating voter registration information is critical for people who have, for example, recently moved or changed their name. By October 11, voters should verify their voting information and, if necessary, update their record. The “My Voter Page” is a great resource to check your voter status, update your personal record, and view individualized voting information to prepare for November. – Add important dates to your calendar. Several important dates are fast approaching for Georgians who want to vote in the General Election on November 8. The deadline to register to vote or update your voting information is October 11. Advance in-person voting begins on October 17. Georgia law also requires the polls to be open on Saturday, October 29 in all 159 counties for Georgians to vote in the November contests. Election Day is November 8, 2016.

Currently, there are over 6.4 million registered voters in the Peach State.

For Chatham County residents can visit elections.chathamcounty.org/ for more information.


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