How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Georgia

Register By

February 24 (Monday)

Primary On

March 24 (Tuesday)

Georgia Primary: March 24, 2020

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Georgia Voter Information

Get Registered

Good news! Because Georgia has open primaries, you can vote for Bernie regardless of your registered party. If you want to vote for Bernie, get registered to vote!

Get registered to vote now!

You must be registered by February 24, 2020.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 from 7:00AM – 7:00PM, find your polling places here: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

Check out the official 2020 election calendar here: https://sos.ga.gov/admin/files/2020_Short_Calendar.pdf

Check out the official Georgia Voter Guide here: https://sos.ga.gov/admin/uploads/Voting_3_panel_for_website1.pdf

If you need more help call the Official Georgia Election Voter Hotline at:
1-888-730-5816

Id Requirement

Georgia law (O.C.G.A § 21-2-417) requires Georgia residents to show photo identification when voting in person. More info here: https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/georgia_voter_identification_requirements2

Voter Workplace Protection

Time off required: as much as necessary, up to two hours, paid. No notice needed.

Early Voting

Vote Early in Georgia! Georgians can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on March 24 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Georgia begins March 2 and ends on March 21.

Select your county from this page for early voting times and locations near you.

You can request an absentee ballot 180 days before the election, which would be: 9/26/19.

Early voting starts the 4th monday prior to the election, and ends the friday before election. Which would be 3/2/2020 – 3/21/2020

More info on absentee here: https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/Elections/absentee_voting_in_georgia

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Georgia

Georgia has 120 delegates

  • 68 district
  • 23 at large
  • 14 Pledged PLEOs
  • 15 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., Rep. Hank Johnson, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Lucy McBath, Rep. David Scott, Jimmy Carter, Wendy Davis, Louis Elrod, Daniel J. Halpern, Sheikh M. Rahman, Richard A. Ray, Sally S. Rosser, Pamela Stephenson, Ted Terry, Nikema Williams

Important dates:

Primary: March 24, 2020

Filing Date to Apply to become a District Delegate: March 30, 2020

Congressional District Caucuses: April 11, 2020

District Delegates Elect PLEO in Macon, Dublin, or Milledgeville. April 25, 2020

State Committee Meeting: May 16, 2020

Meeting to elect the standing committee members and delegation chair: May 23, 2020

Georgia Delegate Selection Plan

District Delegates (68)

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat (your supporters too)
  • Determine the congressional district where you are registered
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support forms with the Democratic Party of Georgia by March 30, 2020
  • Start organizing your friends and supporters to vote for you.
  • Show up with your supporters to vote in the April 11, 2020 caucus in your district All Democratic voters are eligible to attend the caucus in their Congressional District to vote for the District Delegate candidates that filed by March 30, 2020.
  • If elected, attend the April 25, 2020 District Delegate Meeting in Macon, Dublin, or Milledgeville.
  • If elected, attend the May 23, 2020 meeting to elect the standing committee members and delegation chair

At Large Delegates (23) At Large Alternate Delegates (9)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support forms with the Democratic Party of Georgia by April 27, 2020
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected by a Georgia State Committee members at an open meeting at 1 pm on May 16, 2020
  • If elected, attend the May 23, 2020 meeting to elect the standing committee members and delegation chair

PLEO Delegates (14)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support forms with the Democratic Party of Georgia by April 13, 2020
  • PLEO delegates are elected by a quorum of Georgia’s National Convention Delegates at the April 25, 2020 District Delegate Meeting in Macon, Dublin, or Milledgeville.
  • If elected, attend the May 23, 2020 meeting to elect the standing committee members and delegation chair

Standing Committee (12) and Delegation Chair

12 Standing Committee members (4 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of Georgia’s National Convention Delegates on May 23, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (3)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair before May 23, 2020.

If you have questions contact the Georgia Democratic Party.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Georgia you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

Find local Bernie supporters and get help from /r/Georgia4Sanders

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