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LYNN’S LIST FOR OCTOBER 19, 2020
Have you voted? If not, do you have a voting plan? If so, have you checked the Secretary of State to make sure your ballot has been accepted? Do your family members need transportation? See below for instructions and deadlines.
IMPORTANT ELECTION INFORMATION
Vote By Mail/Absentee Ballot Voting
You can complete an on-line absentee ballot request at ballot request.sos.ga.gov. The site instantly transmits ballot requests to county election officials, avoiding potential delays in mail delivery.
Absentee ballots began to be mailed on September 16. They are mailed in batches and come from Arizona.
The deadline to request a ballot by mail (absentee ballot) is Friday, October 30, 2020, meaning the ballot application must be received by the local Board of Elections by that date. Waiting until 10/30 to request the ballot would be VERY risky! If you plan to vote absentee, request your ballot today at ballot request.sos.ga.gov!
It is recommended that, if possible, you hand deliver your absentee ballot to the secure drop box outside the Board of Elections or on the Mulberry Street side of the Bibb County Courthouse. If not possible to hand deliver, be sure that your ballot is mailed no later than this Thursday, October 22.
Once you have voted by absentee ballot, monitor the status of your vote at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/.
In-Person Early Voting
Early voting started Monday, October 12, 2020 and runs through Friday, October 30, 2020. For Macon-Bibb, early in-person voting is at three locations: the Board of Elections 2525 Pio Nono Avenue; Theron Usery Park off Wimbush Road at 815 N. Macon Park Drive; and the Elaine Lucas Senior Center located in Carolyn Crayton (formerly Central City) Park at 132 Willie Smokie Glover Drive. The hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm except Saturday when it is 9:00-4:00.
Saturday early voting occurs on October 24, 2020.
Uber is offering free rides to the polls October 24-November 3. To request a ride call (478) 999- VOTE (8683).
If you are voting in-person, numerous safety measures have been put in place to protect voters from COVID-19, but, by law, masks can not be enforced.
Find the link to your legislators here!
There are 2 weeks until the November 3 election.
Make sure you stay safe!