As a citizen of the United States of America, we are given countless privileges each day. We live in a country where we have the freedom of speech, religion, press and assembly just to name a few. These freedoms should never be taken lightly, especially when we are constantly shown the injustices happening in other countries.
Today, November 4, 2014, is one day out of the year where we all have the freedom and right to vote. Take the time to support those who have dedicated their lives to passing laws and making a change in our communities—no matter what your party affiliation may be.
If you aren’t up to speed on what this election involves, please take the time to note the following “race index.”
- U.S. Senate
- Lieutenant Governor
- Secretary Of State
- Attorney General
- Commissioner of Agriculture
- Commissioner of Insurance and Fire Safety
- State Superintendent of Schools
- Commissioner of Labor
- Public Service Commission
- U.S. Congress
- District Attorney
- State Senate
- State House
- County Solicitor General
- County Chairman
- County Commission
- Board of Education
Please visit My Voters Page to receive more information regarding your specific county and where you can find your nearest polling location. If you have already registered please remember one of the following forms of identification:
Georgia Voters are required to show one of six forms of valid photo identification when voting in person, during the absentee or advanced voting period or at the polls on Election Day. The valid forms of identification are as follows:
- A Georgia driver’s license, even if expired.
- Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free Voter ID Card issued by your county registrar or Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS).
- Valid U.S. passport.
- Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of this state.
- Valid U.S. military photo ID.
- Valid tribal photo ID.
- If a voter does not have one of these forms of photo identification, they can obtain a FREE Voter ID card at their County Registrars’ office or the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services.
Franklin D. Roosevelt said it best, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”
Don’t deprive yourself of such a freedom—find time and visit the polls for the midterm elections!
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