I talk about vetting candidates and knowing who you vote for all of the time. Well here is the answer to all of our prayers, The GCV Ballot. We must vote the entire ballot, regularly vetting and hiring the best candidate for these positions are vital to us as citizens. Pay close attention to the Public Service Commission positions they affect us directly in our bank accounts every month but we can change that, too. Here is the Civics Tool we all need, so get ready to Boss Up!
The GCV Voter tool shares information on the positions and its duties and responsibilities. Candidate information and their platforms, what they plan to do to make change and how they will or will not move policies forward are here on your very own build a ballot. Also candidate information on past posts or positions, how they vote and their outcomes. And how to vote is explained here, too. Four referendums, two amendments and eleven offices will be voted on in this midterm election. Please visit this tool and share it with everyone and make this dinner conversation for the next three weeks. I recieved my ballot immediately and seeing my choices in front of me with their pictures duties makes me feel empowered and like a BOSS.
Get to know Georgia Conservation Voters, GCVOTER.ORG and Kudos GCV and Thank you so much for creating this extremely valuable tool to help citizens obtain unbiased candidate information so that they can make enlightened decisions about the people, that want to represent us.
The State of Democracy in Georgia
For environmental voters, safeguarding our democracy and increasing civic engagement is not an optional strategy: without it, we cannot and will not succeed in our fight to save our air, water, and people. We must advance and protect our democracy so that it is representative of and responsive to all the people that call this country home. For us, this means having transparent and accessible elections, and ensuring that elected leaders represent all of the people that live in their district, no matter where they come from, how much money they have, or the color of their skin. We must work to prevent unchecked corporate dollars from drowning out the voices of Georgians in our political process. In the democracy we seek, everyone has access to and meaningful involvement in their government and the decision-making about their lives and communities.
A few interesting facts about civic engagement and voting in Georgia. (Source) repost from GCVEDFUND.ORG/DEMOCRACY.
10.52M The total population of Georgia as of 2018, according to the U.S. Census Bureau
214 The number of polling places that have been closed across the state by Georgia county election officials since 2012.
300K The number of voters purged by Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger in December 2019 alone.
4% The percentage of Georgia’s electorate that got purged— more than enough to change the outcome of close elections
7.1M The number of people on Georgia’s voter rolls, down from the 7.4 million that were on the rolls before the recent voter purge.
159 The total number of counties in Georgia
500K The number of voters removed from voter rolls in 2017, this was the largest single removal of voters in Georgia history led by then secretary of state, Brian Kemp.
619 The total number of cities in Georgia
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