ATTENTION GEORGIA VOTERS:
Although full and equal access to the ballot by all eligible voters is among the most fundamental values of our great nation’s beloved democracy, voting rights are under assault and Georgia voters will need assistance to cast a vote that counts on Election Day, November 6, 2016.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 literally transformed our nation by helping to make fairness, inclusion and access to the ballot a reality for all Americans. Since the 2013 Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder gutted the Voting Rights Act, states with long histories of racial discrimination rushed to introduce numerous obstacles that make it more difficult for people of color, the elderly, and young people to register and vote.
If you have questions, concerns or issues during early voting or on Election Day, please call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) for help from a non-partisan election protection trained volunteer! To check your voter status and to find your polling location BEFORE you head to the polls, go here.
Firm managing member Dawn M. Jones has had a leadership role in this non-partisan effort since 2004, working with a group of local attorneys to plan and implement this effort. This election cycle she has been training hotline/call center and mobile field volunteers throughout Atlanta. On November 6, Dawn will be working at the Election Protection Command Center, coordinating the deployment of mobile field volunteers throughout five metro-Atlanta counties to assist voters at numerous polling locations.
Attorney volunteers are still needed. Please go here to sign up for a mobile field volunteer shift and one of the required, two-hour general election protection volunteer trainings.