poll workerS needed
We need your help to work in the Polls for the 2022 General Election!
Early Voting: October 17th to November 4th, 2022
General Election: November 8, 2022
Runoff: December 6, 2022
We cannot complain about the way Fulton County elections are run unless we are willing to work to make them better. Please sign-up to be a Poll Worker or Poll Watcher today and recruit friends to work. There are 1000s of slots to fill. We need everyone to do their part to help ensure our elections are LEGAL, HONEST, and FAIR!.
sb 202 changes
Senate Bill 202 was adopted by the Georgia General Assembly in 2021 and brings about a number of changes for voters. (Source)
Prior to the passage of SB 202, signature verification was the primary means of checking voter identity for absentee ballots. Also, absentee ballots could be requested up until the Friday before Election Day. Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) ballots were required to go into the mail 45 days before Election Day. Other ballots-by-mail could be mailed following the UOCAVA mailing.
Under the new law, voters who wish to cast their ballot by absentee ballot must:
• Provide their Driver’s License number or other forms of voter ID specified on the absentee ballot form.
• Request their ballot at least 11 days before the election.
• Use the updated absentee ballot form.
• Although UOCAVA ballots have the same deadline for the initial mailing, other ballots-by-mail can be sent no sooner than 30 days before Election Day, depending upon election type.
Absentee ballot drop boxes were introduced in Georgia in 2020 as a place where voters could deposit their absentee ballots. Boxes were placed outdoors under 24/7 video surveillance and were available 24 hours per day up until 7 p.m. on Election Day. Fulton County had 38 absentee ballot drop boxes.
Under the new law, counties may have a maximum of one box per 100,000 registered voters. Fulton County is allowed eight absentee ballot drop boxes.
Boxes are located indoors in early voting locations. The boxes are only available during early voting hours.
Prior to the passage of SB 202, voters who went to the wrong precinct to vote on Election Day could cast a provisional ballot and cast a ballot for any races at that precinct for which they were eligible.
Under the new law, any provisional ballot cast by a voter in the wrong precinct will ONLY COUNT if it is cast after 5 p.m. This resulted in changes to O.C.G.A. § 21-2-418.
Voters who go to the wrong precinct before 5 p.m. will be directed to their correct precinct.
That’s why it’s more important than ever for voters to check their correct precinct before going to the polls on Election Day. Go to the Georgia My Voter page and make sure you go to the correct poll so your vote will be counted.
In 2020 Fulton County introduced mobile voting units to expand early voting.
Under SB 202, mobile voting units can only be used during a declared disaster.
In the past, poll workers were required to be residents of Fulton County, or employees of the County.
After new changes to Code Section 21-2-92, poll workers can serve in an adjoining county, as long as the county where they reside is able to fully complete their election duties.
REGISTRATION & ELECTIONS
To find your polling place, please visit: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do.
Yes. On Election Day, you are required to vote at your assigned precinct. However, during early voting, you may vote at any early voting location within the County. Code Sections 21-2-226(b) & 21-2-401(a)
Yes, maps are available – GIS
To find your district and precinct visit: https://gis.fultoncountyga.gov/Apps/PropertyMapViewer/
EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS
EARLY VOTING HOURS:
Check to see if you are registered to vote at https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov
EARLY VOTING HOURS:
Monday, October 17 to Friday, November 4, 2022
Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 22 & October 29: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 23 & October 30: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.