PTA Members VOTE!

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Has your PTA held a voter registration drive?  Do your members know they can register on-line?  Do they know how to find information about their polling place and ballot?   

 

PTA’s cornerstone is advocacy – speaking up for all children.  One of the easiest ways a PTA member can advocate is to participate in elections by casting their vote.  This is a huge election year in Georgia – every state elected seat is up for election. We encourage all PTA members to become informed about candidates and issues so they can confidently cast their votes in support of children.

 

All Georgia voters should take the time to check their voter registration status. Voter rolls are regularly cleaned of inactive voters – this year that amounted to almost 600,000 names being purged from Georgia’s registration lists (read more about it here https://politics.myajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/georgia-cancels-registration-more-than-591-500-voters/ozSuX227UpNe18YGQ0hYUJ/  )

 

Your members can check their voter status, find their polling location, and see their ballot at the My Voter Page (MVP) here https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do .

 

REMEMBER:  PTAs cannot endorse parties or candidates. PTAs can hold candidate forums, voter registration drives, and encourage members to vote.  Looking for resources to hold a Voter Registration Drive or Candidate Forum?  Have more questions about PTAs and Elections?  Wondering about permissible activities? What should your Voter Engagement Timeline be?  Find these resources and more from National PTA here https://www.pta.org/home/advocacy/advocacy-resources/Election-Guides .

  

IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES:

Georgia Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Early Voting Opens: Monday, October 15

General Election: Tuesday, November 6

Share this information with your membership so they can participate in this important election!  Once early voting opens, share a selfie with your Georgia Peach Voter sticker with us and the hashtag #GAPTAVotes

 

Let your voice be heard!