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Get out the vote. It sounds simple enough, but do we really understand the importance of casting a ballot for more than just presidential candidates? While your choice for president is important, it’s even more important to understand that your local officials also implement policies that impact your daily lives, from the streets you drive on to the schools your children attend.
May 24th is a crucial day for Georgia Muslims, as this primary will help decide who appears on the ballot in November for U.S. Congress, State Legislature, and other local positions.
Depending on your county/district, you could also have the ability to vote for the next U.S. Senator from Georgia, every single (contested) House of Representatives seat, State Senators, State Representatives, County Commissioners, Commission Chairman, open Board of Education seats, and judges or justices for the Georgia Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Circuit Courts, and State Courts.
To increase voter turnout and visibility, Georgia Muslim Voter Project and CAIR Georgia are calling upon Georgia Muslims to get the vote early and together on Saturday, May 14th at noon at their nearest county polling station.
And don’t just cast your vote. Let it be known! Take a picture afterward and post it with the hashtag #GAMuslimVoter or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We want our officials to know we are directly engaging in ways to better our communities, just as they are.
The great thing about early voting is that you can vote at any polling place in your county! Below is a list of main county elections offices. For more locations, log in to your My Voter Page here.
Gwinnett County: 8:00am-5:00pm
Gwinnett County Board of Registrations and Elections Office
455 Grayson Highway, Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30046 (in the Town Center shopping center)
Fulton County: 8:30am-5:00pm
130 Peachtree Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Dekalb County: 9:00am-4:00pm
Voter Registration & Elections Office
4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 Decatur, GA 30032
Cobb County: 9am-4pm
Board of Elections Main Office
736 Whitlock Ave.
Forsyth County: 8am-6pm
Cumming City Hall
100 Main Street,
Cumming, GA 30040
Richmond County Board of Elections
530 Greene Street, Suite 500A
Augusta, GA 30901
Rockdale County Government Annex
1400 Parker Road Lobby C
Conyers, GA 30094
Bibb County: 8:30am-5:30pm
2445 Pio Nono Avenue,
Macon, GA 31206.
Fayette County: 9am - 4pm
140 Stonewall Ave. W
Suite 209 A
Fayetteville, GA 30214
If you’re new to local voting and you aren’t sure who’s running for office, you can find Democratic, Republican and Nonpartisan sample ballots for larger districts below:
Don’t forget! May 14th at noon. Make your vote count. Do your research. Let your local officials know who you are and that you are actively engaged and thriving in the communities they represent by using the hashtag #GAMuslimVoter after voting.
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