SoWeGARising 2022 Midterm General Election Pledge to Vote
General Elections are here and all U.S. citizens 18 and older are eligible to vote for the elected officials they think will help make and enforce laws and policies that improve their lives!
During the November General elections, voters vote to select the candidate to represent their party in the November general election in the following offices: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate, State House of Representatives, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Labor Commissioner, Insurance Commissioner, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Public Service Commissioner, and Agriculture Commissioner. Visit https://www.govotega.org/take-action to learn more about what these positions do for our communities.
Each of these offices have a greater impact on our daily lives than the U.S. President or Members of Congress alone. Our state officials make decisions that affect the quality of our schools and working conditions. They make critical choices about what law enforcement looks like in our state, and they help set the prices we pay for our electricity, utilities, and water. State and local governments are responsible for the most fundamental aspects of our daily lives.
With each vote we cast, we get another opportunity to select the best candidates to lead our state, cities, and towns in a way that fully reflects our best interests.
Remember, Early in-person voting will go from Oct. 17 through Nov. 4, 2022. Voters should check mvp.ga.gov to confirm their early voting location and operating hours. Remember Saturday and Sunday options are also available during the early voting period. Visit govotega.org to learn more about weekend voting for this year's election.
If you are planning to vote by absentee, please plan on returning your ballot via U.S. postal service no later than Oct. 22, 2022, to ensure your ballot arrives in time to be counted. You can also drop off your ballot at your local board of election office up until 7 pm on election day, November 8, 2022. Just make sure you check their office hours. Don’t forget voters can also utilize absentee ballot drop boxes. However, they are now only located inside local boards of elections and accessible during business hours. Please call ahead before you go!
To help you take part in this year’s elections, we encourage you to complete this pledge card and we’ll send you a voting reminder before Election Day, November 8th, 2022.
We will also share helpful information about ways you can use your vote and voice to help build a healthy and fair democracy that advances the interests of young people, women, and people of color. Together, we can build political power that changes our lives and communities for the better.