The Disability Vote Counts 2020 – It’s Election Season!

It’s election season again! In November, millions of Americans will head to the polls to vote in the 2020 Presidential and General Election taking place on November 3. Like all elections this year’s is important, and it is even more important for people with disabilities to head to the polls to make their voices heard.

The Primaries

In a primary election, registered voters may participate in choosing the candidate for the party's nomination by voting through secret ballot, as in a general election.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Georgia primary was postponed to June 9, 2020. With many shelter-in-place orders in effect, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that all ballots will be mailed to registered voters.

While early voting was already underway, the primary election will feature the presidential candidates and the local and legislative primary races. The early voting for the June 9 primary will begin on May 18, 2020.

The candidates who are selected by voters will be on the ballot for the November General Election.

Find out who is seeking election/re-election in Georgia.

Who is up for election?

  • 14 Georgia representatives in the US House of Representatives
  • 2 Senators in the US Senate

Also, many state senators and representatives, commissioners, judges, councilpersons and other regional and local seats impact how people with disabilities work, live and play in their communities.

MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT

Did You . . . move, change your name or have any changes in the last one year? Make sure your information is up-to-date and current on the Secretary of State’s website.

REGISTER TO VOTE BY MAY 11 to vote in the rescheduled June 9 primary.  All ballots will be mailed to registered voters due to COVID-19

Dates to Remember

May 11 – Deadline to register to vote in June 9 Primary

May 18 – Early voting begins

June 9 –   Presidential Preference Primary, General Primary Election, Nonpartisan General Election and Special Election

October 5 –  Deadline to register to vote in November General Election

November 3 – General Election

Dates subject to change due to COVID-19