New Guide Leads You Step by Step to Successfully Vote in November ElectionPrint This Post
by Michael Waller
Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
When you, your neighbors, friends, and family feel connected and take action to support one another, you are strengthening your community and making it more resilient. Strong, resilient communities have higher levels of “civic health.” In other words, your community members are engaged, connected, take action when needed, and understand what your community needs and how to advocate for it. Civic health matters. Research shows that communities with high levels of civic health do better—from better public health and safety outcomes to improved economic security in times of crisis.
When members of a community vote in elections, they increase civic health. More voting and more information about voting equals healthier, more supportive communities. And that means a better life for you and your family. Voting can be complicated, and community members need good information about how to vote.
Georgia Appleseed’s short and easy to read 2020 How to Vote Guide has the information you need. The guide will take you step by step to successfully vote in the November election. It contains information about your rights, instructions about registering and voting, and dozens of links to more information. The guide is also available in Spanish.
Check it out and share it with your community. The deadline to register to vote is Monday, October 5. There’s no time to waste—your community is counting on you.
As executive director, R. Michael Waller leads the Georgia Appleseed team in developing innovative policy solutions and tools to keep Georgia’s children safe at home and in school, and out of the criminal justice system.