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November 05, 2018 - 10:17 am

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Georgia voters will have the chance to not only influence the balance of power in Congress, but also state elections.

That means you get to decide who will govern our state from right here in downtown Atlanta, under the gold dome of the Georgia Capitol.

Your vote will also help decide who creates laws in the Washington, D.C., since all 14 Georgia seats in the U. S. House of Representatives are on the ballot this year, and many political analysts say that both houses of Congress, currently controlled by the Republican party, are up for grabs. 

Want to be prepared when you walk into the voter booth? 

According to the AJC, "The MyVoter web page from the Georgia Elections office is a good place to find a sample ballot that includes the races and ballot questions that apply to your election precinct. Some county elections offices post generic or consolidated sample ballots that include all elections in that county. The only caution is that these generic ballots will include races and ballot questions that may be for voters in other precincts but not yours."

For those of you looking for generic sample ballots or for metro Atlanta sample ballots, just follow this link and choose your county.

Georgia Secretary of State's website - Elections page 

Georgia Secretary of State voter registration page (check your voter status)

Georgia Secretary of State's "My Voter Page" (where to vote statewide) 

State of Georgia voting information

Georgia voter identification requirements (photo IDs) 

Calendar of key 2018 elections dates 

Military and overseas voting information

2018 Georgia election results

Fulton County early voting locations

Concerned about getting to the polls on Election Day? 

Voters wanting a free ride to the polls can use the ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft. Both services are offering FREE rides, or significantly discounted rides to the polls!

Both services are available in the App Store for iPhone users and in the Google Play store for Android users. Both apps are also free.

You will have to set up an account in the app once you have downloaded it, so make sure and take care of that in advance. Do not wait until the last minute to take care of it. Plus, the drivers will be incredibly busy that day, so it will take longer than usual to get a car to your house. And have your polling places address ready, you'll have to input when requesting a ride.

The weather is NOT looking for the morning voting hours.

It will be rainy with thunderstorms during the first few hours of the polls being open, from 7:00 am until around 12:30 pm.

BUT, the good news is that it clears out around then and there is only a 15% chance of rain the rest of the day.

If you prefer to not go out in the thunderstorms, then PLEASE make sure you get just after lunchtime.

From lunchtime through the end of voting it will be mostly cloudy with temps in the low 70's. So it will not be cold out. That's good news.