Tomorrow, June 17, is the last day of early in-person voting for the 2022 Georgia primary runoff. Voters can cast ballots at any early voting location in their county through 5 p.m. tomorrow. More information is available at https://georgia.gov/vote-early-person.
Common Cause Georgia suggests anyone who has not yet mailed their absentee ballot deposit it in a dropbox before 5 p.m. tomorrow instead of mailing it in. Ballot drop boxes will not be available after then.
Voted absentee ballots must be received by the voter’s County Board of Registrars before 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 21. Those received afterwards will not be counted.
A few counties reported higher-than-expected rates of rejected absentee ballots during last month’s primary election. Voters can check the status of their mail ballot, their sample ballot and other information on the state’s “My Voter Page” at https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/s/ or through their county election office.
Common Cause Georgia has received reports of inaccurate information on “My Voter Page” and suggests inaccuracies be checked with a voter’s county elections office and report the inaccuracy to the nonpartisan Election Protection Hotline at (866)-OUR VOTE.
Voters whose ballots have been rejected should contact their county registrar to get more information and find options to cure the rejection. One of the most common reasons an absentee ballot is rejected is because it has not been properly signed.
Primary run-off election day is Tuesday, June 21. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The redistricting process has caused changes to precinct lines, requiring changes to some voting locations. Information on the state’s website may be out-of-date, so voters are urged to check with their county elections office to find their polling place.
Voters who need transportation to vote can contact the following organization for free rides to and from the polls: :
- The People’s Agenda, https://thepeoplesagenda.org/
- New Georgia Project, https://newgeorgiaproject.org/rides/
Voters who have any questions about the voting process or encounter problems can contact the nonpartisan Election Protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE.
Statement of Common Cause Georgia Executive Director Aunna Dennis:
Elections are when we, the people, have our say about how we want our communities, cities, states and country run. Georgians get to have their say tomorrow, as a primary run-off election is held.
We also know that the anti-voter changes made by the legislature this year has made it more difficult for some to vote, especially those of us who are from historically-marginalized groups. Please make a plan of how you plan on voting in this primary run-off, and encourage your friends, neighbors and loved ones to vote.