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Early Ballot Voting  

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A line wrapped around the Albert L. Stone Elections Building in Canton, Ga. in the 2022 for the Georgia Senate runoff elections.

Early voting has kicked off here in Georgia, as states like New Hampshire and South Carolina having already finished voting. Georgians need to make sure that they are registered or going to register for early voting for the primaries.  Voters can choose between a democratic or republican ballot.  

Early voting gives candidates like Biden, Trump and Haley the ability to see what states they need to campaign harder for. Early voting in Georgia is crucial to the election process later in the year with candidates making sure that they have enough of a percentage to stay in the running.  

It is very important to stay up to date on the polls to see which candidates are in Georgian’s best interest.  

The Registration Deadlines and Election dates are:

  • Feb. 12 Presidential Primary/ Mar. 12 Presidential Primary
  • Apr. 22 General Primary/ May 21 General Primary
  • Apr. 22 General Primary Run Off/ Jun. 18 General Primary Run off
  •  Oct. 7 General Elections/ Nov. 5 General Election

If you miss these deadlines then you could be ineligible to vote. 

Georgia peach stickers for voters that have completed voting in local polling centers – GPB News

If you are not sure where to vote, there are government and other websites via the internet that tell you where to vote. 

One website is to find out where your nearest voting polls are, registration status and candidates on the ballot. and can be used to find when specific dates are to vote, where to vote and to request certain ballots.

The Democratic and Republican parties are urging voters to cast their ballots as each party is predicting Biden and Trump to face off again in the General Election. 

 “It’s kind of scary but kind of exciting to be able to vote for the first time,” said Elizabeth Dempsey, who turned 18 years old last year.

“I do not know who to vote for, so I guess I have to find out who I like better because it is important for me with all things I see in the news.”- Elizabeth Dempsey, first time voter.

Georgia has become a pivotal state for Republicans as Biden won the state and presidency in 2020. Republicans will need to campaign hard in Georgia so they can win over voters for the upcoming election while Democrats look to secure the state again for Biden. 

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