Today, we reaffirm our enduring belief in the democratic process and set out to fulfill the most sacred and significant duty we have as Americans: to make our voices heard.
— President Barack Obama, September 21, 2015
It’s National Voter Registration Day 2015. As we head into a presidential election year, finding out what you need to know about the election process, voting, and voter registration has never been easier.
A great place to start? Visit the National Voter Registration Day website for voting information and resources, to register to vote or to update your registration, and to have a look at the social feed updated in real time for #CelebrateNVRD, and to find National Voter Registration Day events in your area.
Another great place for voting and election information is the usa.gov website:
- Learn about the Election Process, including the electoral college, caucuses and primaries.
- Search for your Local Election Office by state
- Learn about Voting
- Start Your Voter Registration
- Report Voter Fraud or Voter Registration Fraud
Want to better understand the historical and present composition of the American Electorate (voting rates, voter characteristics, voting methods, etc.)? Read Who Votes? Congressional Elections and the American Electorate: 1978-2014 (great charts and graphs, too).
At the state level, in Georgia, start with the official My Voter Page to check your voter registration status, key election dates, poll and early voting locations, sample ballots and more.
Learn more about Georgia’s VoteSafe program, which provides for the confidentiality of residence addresses of certain registered voters who have been, or may be, subject to acts of family violence or stalking or currently reside in a family violence shelter.
From the Atlanta Journal Constitution, 5 Ways for Georgians to register on National Voter Registration Day