On November 4, Georgians will decide a number of statewide and local offices — not the least of which include the state’s next senator and governor.
Both top-ballot races are hotly contested and polls show tight margins heading into Election Day. Incumbent Republican Governor Nathan Deal and his challenger, Democrat Jason Carter, are neck and neck. The Libertarian candidate for governor, Andrew Hunt, consistently holds 6 percent in the polls. If he reaches 20 percent on Election Day, the Libertarian Party would be a recognized party in Georgia and privy to all the perks the Republican and Democratic parties currently enjoy.
The race for retired U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss’ seat is close as well. Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn are in a dead heat as both campaigns have gone negative.
Not to be out-shined, Georgia’s other statewide races have been building steam. The self-proclaimed ‘Georgia Five‘ may make history as the first slate of African-American women to reach their respective statewide offices.
If you live in Georgia, use the above tool to find your polling location. All Georgians must have valid identification in order to vote. Accepted forms of ID, according to the Georgia Secretary of state, include:
- Any valid state or federal government-issued photo ID, including a FREE Voter ID Card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)
- A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired
- Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
- Valid U.S. passport ID
- Valid U.S. military photo ID
- Valid tribal photo ID
If you do not have a valid ID you can receive one at the county registrar’s office or Department of Driver Services’ office for free.
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