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The fate of Georgia’s elections and energy future lie in the results of Tuesday’s Runoff election.

VOTE for John Barrow for Secretary of State and Lindy Miller for Public Service Commissioner.

If you did not participate in early voting last week, please make your Runoff Election Day voting plan now.

Here’s what you need to do before the polls open tomorrow to ensure your vote is counted:

Check Your Polling Location

Your polling location may have changed since the last time you voted, and it may be different from the early voting locations open last week. Double check that you are going to the right place.

Bring Your Photo ID

You need to show some sort of photo identification in order to vote. This is only to verify your name, not your address. Your ID does NOT need to match your current address. Locate your ID now and place it inside your wallet, money clip, or purse. Here is a full list of accepted forms of identification.

Know Your Rights

Your right to vote is sacred. Full Stop. Know your rights before you enter your polling location so if something is wrong, you can flag it right away. Click here for more information about your right to vote.

Make Note of Voter Protection Hotline

Be prepared. If you run into any problems at the polls or if you’re mistakenly turned away, make sure you know who to call for help. Write this number on a post-it note or save it in your phone. Voter Protection Hotline number is 1-888-730-5816.

Be Prepared for the Weather

It’s going to be cold on Tuesday. Do not allow it to deter you from voting. Instead, get prepared now. Dress in layers. Find your jacket, hat, and gloves. Place them next to your things to take with you tomorrow.

Be Ready to Wait in Line

With limited early voting options open last week, it’s possible you may encounter lines at your assigned polling place on Tuesday. Don’t let it keep you from voting. Here are some things you can do to be prepared:

  • Notify your manager or coworkers when you’re planning to vote. By law, employers are required to permit you time off to go vote.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes.
  • Pack a water bottle and snacks.
  • Bring reading material or make sure your phone is fully charged.
  • If you have a folding lawn chair, pack it in your car just in case.

Check Your Absentee Status

If you voted absentee, make sure to check that your ballot was received and counted HERE. As we saw during the General election, votes have a way of disappearing in Georgia. If you’re not sure how to check your status, please see below for instructions.

To confirm your Absentee Ballot or Early Vote was counted, please follow these steps:

  • Fill in the following in the MVP Login section:
    • First name initial
    • Last name
    • County of residence/registration
    • Date of birth in MM/DD/YYYY format

  • In the next screen, look for the Absentee Ballot Request Information section (2nd box from the top on the left side).
  • Click on the Click here for Absentee Ballot status link (last one listed)

  • In the pop-up screen, the status of your absentee ballot will be listed at the bottom under the Status section

  • If your Absentee Ballot status does not sayAccepted“, please call the one of the Voter Protection Hotline immediately.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Absentee ballots will be accepted as long as they are *POSTMARKED* by December 4th and *RECEIVED* by December 7th.

 

Whatever happens tomorrow, PLEASE STAY IN LINE until your vote is counted.

Tomorrow, we can make history.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD.

 

Now that recounts are over and election returns are certified, please join us in congratulating the 12 WIN List endorsed women who won their races on November 6th! We are beyond proud of the campaigns they all ran and welcome them as new members-elect of the Georgia General Assembly.

Our 12 WINning women accomplished the following with their WINs:

  • Protected one key Senate seat “flip” from the 2017 special elections
  • Flipped 10 long-held Republican seats – eight in the House and two in the Senate
  • Welcomed one “new face” Democratic woman who replaced a Democratic man

WINning Women in the Senate!

WINning Women in the House!

The impact of these WINning women doesn’t end there. With 12 more Democratic women in the state legislature – along with the nine other Democratic wins throughout the state – Georgia can now proudly proclaim the following:

  • Women – both Democratic and GOP – will make up 30.1 percent of the 2019 state legislature!

  • Of the 71 women who will serve in the 2019 state legislature, 55 are Democratic women. This means Democratic women now outnumber GOP women by approximately 3.5 to one.

  • Georgia ranked 23rd in the nation for the percentage of women in the state legislature for the 2018 legislative session. The ranking is sure to increase once the Center for American Women in Politics updates their state rankings for the 2019 legislative session.
  • Georgia has also long lead the nation for the highest number of black women serving in any state legislative body nationwide. Those numbers also remain to be calculated for the 2019 legislative session.

But that’s not all!

  • The election of these 12 WINning women helped flip the legislative delegations from GOP to Democratic control in THREE Metro Atlanta counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, and Cobb!
  • DeKalb County is now 100% represented by Democratic candidates thanks to the election of Sally Harrell to SD40, too!

While there is definitely a lot to celebrate after the 2018 election – and some results still sinking in – we have absolutely no intention of slowing down.

In the next few weeks, Georgia’s WIN List will be:

  • Launching our recruitment plans for the 2019-2020 WIN Leadership Academy class.
  • Completing a “Best Practices” study to empower our newly-elected WINning women.
  • Recruiting for the 2019 municipal elections and the 2020 elections.
  • Planning for special elections in early 2019 as Gov. Deal names his final appointees.

Your contribution to Georgia’s WIN List is an investment in all the women leaders we help recruit and train. By investing in our women, you are also investing in the future of Georgia.

With your investment, we are able to:

  • Train the rising stars in our communities to run for office
  • Train our endorsed candidates to maximize their potential and protect their seats.
  • Provide financial support for our endorsed candidates with contribution checks.
  • Provide technical and fundraising support for our endorsed candidates.
  • Provide voter outreach volunteer support.
  • Strengthen the WIN List Sisterhood.

Join us with your donation today!

 

BELOW ARE STACEY ABRAMS’ REMARKS FROM ELECTION NIGHT
(AS PREPARED)

When you chose me as your Democratic nominee, I made you a vow. In our Georgia, no one is unseen, no one is unheard, and no one is uninspired. But a vow takes effort – takes commitment to hold truth. Reaching out, reaching across is hard work. And hard work is in our bones. We have proven this every day, Georgia. With doors knocked. With calls made. With miles traveled. With prayers said.

We have closed the gap between yesterday and tomorrow, but we have a few more miles to go. But that too is an opportunity to show the world who we are. In Georgia, where civil rights have been an act of will and a battle for our souls, we have learned a fundamental truth. Democracy only works when we work for it. When we fight for it. When we demand it. When we stand in lines for hours to meet it at the ballot box.

Votes remain to be counted. Voices waiting to be heard. Across the state, folks are opening up the dreams of voters, and we believe our chance for a stronger Georgia is just within reach. We cannot seize it, however, until all voices are heard. And we are going to make sure that every vote is counted – because in a civilized nation, the machinery of democracy should work everywhere for everyone.

And what lies on the other side of our efforts? Our best lives are within reach: fully funded public education, Medicaid Expansion, raising family incomes without raising taxes.

Every Georgian we have touched along the way understands the power of the vote. And this election has tested our faith. Some have worked hard to take our voices away. To scare us away. To distract us. But we see the finish line.

You have inspired me every single day of this campaign. I know what you sacrificed to make your way to the polls or to volunteer after work and on lunch breaks. I know that you have put your faith in me – and believe me, Georgia… the feeling is mutual.

Tonight should be all the proof you need – that when put your faith in the great people of this state, there is nothing we can’t accomplish together.

This is why we fight on. Because Georgia still has a decision to make. Between division and trickery, or a leadership that defends your rights, your kids, your career, your community, and your vote.

To the voters tonight, I say – if I wasn’t your first choice as governor… or you made no choice at all… know that it is my mission to serve you.  To make you proud.  To change your mind about me, and what we can achieve together.

We don’t need to agree on everything – but I will always respect you and do everything I can to keep you safe and help you live your very best lives.  That is what leadership requires in this moment. And it is how we breathe life back into this republic.

And to everyone who has already poured their precious time, energy, hard-earned dollars, and love into this campaign… I thank you, and I urge you to stay with us. We are still on the verge of history here, Georgia – and the best is yet to come.

Because this is not about me. It’s about us.

Our voices. (repeat)

Our votes. (repeat)

Our time. (repeat)

Because we are Georgia. We are Georgia. We are Georgia.

So let’s get it done!

This is not hyperbole – today’s election may be the single most important election of our lives.

There’s too much at risk for any of us to sit this out. We can either win by one vote or lose by one vote.

If you did not participate in early voting, please make your Election Day voting plan now.

Here’s what you need to do before the polls open tomorrow to ensure your vote is counted:

Your polling location may have changed since the last time you voted, and it is likely different from the early voting locations you’ve seen advertised the past three weeks. Double check that you are going to the right place.

You need to show some sort of photo identification in order to vote. This is only to verify your name, not your address. Your ID does NOT need to match your current address. Locate your ID now and place it inside your wallet, money clip, or purse. Here is a full list of accepted forms of identification.

Your right to vote is sacred. Full Stop. Know your rights before you enter your polling location so if something is wrong, you can flag it right away. Click here for more information about your right to vote.

Be prepared. If you run into any problems at the polls or if you’re mistakenly turned away, make sure you know who to call for help. Write this number on a post-it or save it in your phone. Voter Protection Hotline number is 1-888-730-5816.

Rain is predicted throughout the state for most of the day tomorrow. Do not allow it to deter you from voting. Instead, get prepared now. Find your umbrella, raincoat, or poncho. Place it next to your things to take with you tomorrow.

This election has captured the interest of many new voters and previously disenfranchised voters. It’s highly possible you will encounter lines at your normal polling place. Don’t let it keep you from voting. Here are some things you can do to be prepared:

  • Notify your manager or coworkers when you’re planning to go vote. By law, employers are required to permit you time off to go vote.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes.
  • Pack a water bottle and snacks.
  • Bring reading material or make sure your phone is fully charged.
  • If you have a folding lawn chair, pack it in your car just in case.

Whatever happens tomorrow, PLEASE STAY IN LINE until your vote is counted.

We cannot afford to lose a single vote. The cost is too great.

Tomorrow, we can make history.