Tucker Voters Listen Up! You Can Start Voting NOW by Mail for Your New City Council AND Your Party's U.S. Presidential Candidate!
DO YOU KNOW WHAT MUNICIPAL VOTING DISTRICT YOU ARE IN? NEITHER DOES THE VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICE, APPARANTLY.
As of the time of this article, the DeKalb voter's office has not posted any precinct or map information to indicate who is actually in the city limits of the newly formed city of Tucker, or what district they will even be asked to vote in. Nice accountability so far, don't you think?
According to the Stone Mountain - Lithonia Patch, the early voting in DeKalb has begun.
By Tim Darnell (Patch Staff)
Choose wisely, Tucker! This 25 year county commissioner from
the Smoke Rise area was able to pull the wool over a lot
of eyes and now sits in prison for stealing from you. Let's try
to rise above the muck that keeps pulling our county down.
"In Georgia, we have a system for the public that allows voters to cast their ballot at their convenience,” said Secretary of State Brian Kemp in a press release. “This, paired with our Online Voter Registration website (OLVR), gives unprecedented access to the polls for Georgia voters.”
Georgia law allows for ‘no fault absentee voting’ so registered voters can request a mail-in absentee ballot from their local elections office for any reason up to 45 days ahead of a federal election date. Georgia’s Presidential Preference Primary is scheduled for March 1 as a part of the regional SEC Primary. Advance in-person voting will begin on Monday, February 8, 2016, one day ahead of the New Hampshire Primary.
This advance voting period will include Saturday voting in all counties on Saturday, February 20.
The polls are open for advance in-person voting in every Georgia county during normal business hours.
Election Day polling will take place on March 1 when polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. (In Tucker, this means you can early vote at Tucker Recreation Center, but if you wait until the election day of March 1, please report to your regular polling location.)
Save Tucker! notes: Voters in Tucker should also be aware that their duty to vote does not end on March 1. For the city council seats and Mayor's race, there is a good chance that several of them, especially in District 2, will require a runoff election on March 29.
REMEMBER: You will need to vote on the FIRST and the LAST Tuesday in the month of March this year to make sure your vote really, truly counts toward your new city government. The FIRST Tuesday is March 1 and the LAST Tuesday is March 29. A runoff will be required if a candidate does not have a majority of the votes cast by the end of the regular vote on March 1. The top two candidates will then be voted again in the runoff by everyone who voted in the first election (regarless of who you voted for the first time).
Voters can check their early voting or Election Day voting location as well as view their sample ballot on the Secretary of State’s MVP website: http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP. They can also register to vote at: https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR, or download the GA Votes app on their Apple or Android smartphone. The voter registration deadline for the March 1 Primary is Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.