SOUTH FULTON 2021 ELECTION GUIDE
NOVEMBER 2, 2021 CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS
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How to Vote In-Person Georgia's New Voting Machines
Click on the video above to see a step-by-step demonstration of Georgia's new Voting Machines with Councilman khalid & the Fulton County Board of Elections.
If you have difficulty voting or feel your right to vote is being violated, contact the Georgia Voter Protection Hotline at (888) 730-5816
A team of lawyers is waiting to help you.
Become a PAID Elections Worker
The Fulton County Elections Office is seeking highly motivated dependable individuals to work on Election Days (October 12 - November 2). To be a Elections (Poll) Worker you must:
• Be at least 16 years of age.
• Be willing to work from 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Election Days, or until 9:30 p.m. in the City of Atlanta
• Read and write English
• Have reliable transportation
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Check the Status of Your Mail-In Ballot Online
MAIL-IN BALLOTS MUST BE RECEIVED IN YOUR COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE BY 7 P.M. ON ELECTION DAY.
You can check to see if your Ballot was received and counted at Georgia's My Voter Page. If by Tuesday the website does not show that your ballot has been received, please go vote in person. When you arrive, let a Poll Worker know if you voted by mail and your ballot has not been received.
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The Electoral College: How Presidents Are Really Elected
A lesser-known fact about American politics is that, at the national level, our country is not a Democracy (which directly elects our leaders), but a Republic (which elects representatives who elect our leaders).
When you go to vote for President & Vice President, you are actually going to vote for a College of Electors. This Electoral College is the group of people who selects the President.
The number of "Electors" each state gets is based on a mathematical formula explained in the video above. It is important to note that the number of electors each state get is recalculated every ten years using population data collected by the U.S. Census — which is yet another reason taking the Census is so important! (Georgia's share of Electors has been steadily increasing as more Americans move to the South.)
The Electoral College was created by America's "Founding Fathers" to basically ensure that big states with big cities would not have more influence in Presidential Elections than smaller, more rural areas. There has been much debate about abolishing the Electoral College in recent years, especially as it has become clear that most African Americans and other people of color live in cities and states whose voting power is mathematically diluted. Watch the video below to learn more about this debate.
PBS' Myles Bess explains America's Electoral College and its problems.
Who are the Libertarians
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Here’s another reason why Local Elections are the most exciting elections of all:
In Georgia they post the Voting Results on the doors of every Polling Place — so you can drive around your town and see who won!
What is Democratic Socialism?
Simply put, Democratic Socialism is the belief that people are more important than profits; that a human being's value should not be measured by how much money they can make for themselves or their employers.
Today, 1 percent of the world's population control 50 percent of the world's wealth & resources. Democratic Socialists seek to enact laws that redistribute wealth and political power to working class people.