Secretary Kemp has launched an educational campaign tour in Georgia schools to support National Voter Registration Month.
“This year, thousands of young people will have the opportunity to vote in their first presidential election,” said Kemp. “As Georgia’s chief elections officer, I intend to do everything in my power to let them know about the numerous resources available to them for registration as well as casting their vote.”
Georgia citizens have until October 9th to register to vote in order to take part in the November 6th General Election.
Georgia citizens have access to several convenient methods of registering to vote:
Download, complete, and mail a voter registration application from http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/how_to_register.htm
Contact your local county board of registrars’ office or election office, public library, public assistance office, recruitment office, schools and other government offices for a mail-in registration form. A list can be found at http://sos.georgia.gov/cgi-bin/countyregistrarsindex.asp
Registration is offered when you renew or apply for your driver’s license at Department of Driver Services.
College students can obtain Georgia voter registration forms or the necessary forms to register in any state in the U.S. from their school registrar’s office or from the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
The nation’s secretaries of state established September as National Voter Registration Month to encourage voter participation and increase awareness of state requirements and deadlines for voting. Despite record-breaking registration and voter turnout levels in many states for the November 2008 presidential election, six million potential voters did not cast a ballot because they missed a voter registration deadline or did not know how to register to vote.