Absentee ballots start going out next week in Georgia

Absentee ballots start going out next week in Georgia

GEORGIA (WTOC) - In less than a week, folks in Georgia can start to cast their votes for the next president.

Absentee ballots start going out Tuesday. Now, there's an especially big push to help people who normally don't vote get registered and out to the polls.

If you are not registered to vote and live in Georgia, there's a good chance you may be getting an application in the mail. Millions of registration forms are being sent out.

Visiting Professor Meldon Hollis, Jr. at Savannah State University says it's no surprise Georgia is getting targeted.

"Georgia in particular is a target of increasing the vote because it's a state that we did not expect to be in play between the Democrats and Republicans but the latest numbers are showing a very tight race in Georgia, which is going to make it a center of activity," said Hollis, Jr.

Savannah State's library is also a location for National Voter Registration Day. It's Tuesday, Sept. 27. Volunteers will be on-hand to help answer any questions students may have about voting for the first time.

The last day to register to vote in the general election is Oct. 11.

Election Day is Nov. 8.

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