Open Primary July 22: Kingston v. Perdue
Next Tuesday, July 22nd, there will be a run-off election for a Senate seat between Republican candidates Jack
Kingston and David Perdue. Georgia is one of only fourteen states that offer an open primary option. This is
important, because it means that each citizen does not have to register with a specific party and is allowed to vote
for any candidate of any party.
Regardless if you identify as Republican, Democrat or somewhere outside or in-between, it is important to be
familiar with the platforms and plans of each candidate that has a chance to represent our communities. One of
them will face Michelle Nunn in the general election in November.
Make sure you are registered to vote. Georgia is not a state that allows same-day registration. This year to register
for the general election, the cut-off is October 6th. The general election will be held on November 4th. You can
go to the Georgia Secretary of State Website to find out where to vote, and to register if you are not
already. If you are currently registered and choose to vote in the primary run-off, this Friday will be the last day for in-person early voting. If you have any questions about registering to vote, please contact Amanda Hill-Attkisson at Amanda@georgiawand.org or call our office at (404) 524 - 5999.
It is your right to vote. As stated, "Each employee in this state shall, upon reasonable notice to his or her employer, be permitted by his or her employer to take any necessary time off from his or her employment to vote in any municipal, county, state, or federal political party primary or election for which such employee is qualified and registered to vote on the day on which such primary or election is held; provided, however, that such necessary time off shall not exceed two hours." Voting hours vary for early voting, but on Election Day the polls are open from 07:00a.m. - 07:00p.m. Make sure to double-check your poll location for the hours.
Now go and let them know that We Count!