On Tuesday the League of Women Voters of Georgia joined other civic organizations in a 50-state drive to register voters for the elections to be held in November. A rally at the Georgia State Capitol, on Washington Street, was held from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
“September 24th is National Voter Registration Day, and it’s important that citizens understand that all elections – even so-called off year elections – are extremely important,” said Elizabeth Poythress, President of the League of Women Voters of Georgia.
“Some 1500 political races and ballot initiatives will be decided in Georgia on election day this year,” she added. “Our goal, in addition to registering voters, is to raise public awareness that these races will have a profound impact on pocket book issues for all Georgians – the quality of education, access to healthcare, how we get to work, what jobs are available, and many more,” said Poythress.
The theme of this year’s Voter Registration Day is “Millions of People will vote this year. Will you?” The League of Women Voters and their partner organizations will coordinate thousands of registration drives and other events nationwide, encouraging voters to register, get informed, and participate in this year’s elections.
Local Leagues of Women Voters of Georgia and their partners will be holding registration drives at the following locations:
• LWV of Atlanta Fulton – 5 Points Marta Station 9am – 12pm
• LWV of Atlanta Fulton & Coalition for the People’s Agenda – 5 Points Marta Station 3pm – 7pm
• LWV of Carrollton-Carroll County – University of West GA Political Science Building 8am – 5pm
• LWV of Gwinnett & Georgia Association of Elected Latino Officials – Norcross Library 5pm – 8pm
• LWV of Dalton Area – Western Sizzler 11am – 1pm.
The League of Women Voters of Georgia is a non-partisan organization that has promoted citizens’ education and active involvement in government since 1920.