With the deadline to register less than two weeks away, Georgia voter registration groups are holding drives all across the state. Some groups are focusing on immigrant voters as the state’s demographics continue to shift.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp is declaring September as Voter Registration Month in Georgia. Kemp said in a statement this week that he is working with various officials to make eligible voters aware of registration deadlines and requirements for the upcoming general election on Nov. 5.
Many Georgians now in positions of power attended the 1963 March on Washington 50 years ago today. Their memories are as diverse as they are. In Savannah, Mayor Edna Jackson sees a direct link between the march and what she now does as her daily job.
Georgia's voter registration law requiring proof of citizenship is similar to one in Arizona that has been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court says federal law precludes states from asking for proof since the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 does not require such documentation.
Tuesday is the deadline for Georgians to register to vote if they want to participate in the general election on Nov. 6, which includes the presidential contest, congressional races and dozens of state Senate and House seats.
Election day is less than six weeks away and the deadline to register to vote in Georgia's General Election is Oct. 9th. But in at least one part of the state fewer Georgians are getting ready to vote.
Election officials across the state are seeing more people registering in anticipation of the presidential election. Voters may be seeing longer lines this time because the early voting period is shorter.