Georgia's 6th Congressional District Special Election Guide

On April 18th we turn Tom Price's vacant seat blue, sending Washington a wake-up call.

Georgia's 6th Congressional District includes northern suburbs of Atlanta including East Cobb , North Fulton and  areas of North Dekalb county. The congressional seat, formerly represented by Republican Tom Price, became vacant when he was chosen by Trump to serve as secretary of  health and human services. This is our chance for change.

Election Details

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
Polls Open 7am–7pm

This special election is  the first chance to elect a Democrat and swing a traditionally Republican district. 
April 18 is a "jungle primary" with all candidates, regardless of party, appearing on the ballot. A single candidate must receive 51% of the overall vote to avoid a runoff in June.  This can be done! The energy and grassroots effort to "Flip the 6th" are incredible. Remember, our district went blue last November.


Georgia's 32nd state senate district, located within the 6th, has a special election to fill a vacancy left by Republican, Judson Hill. That special election will be the same day (and ballot) as the congressional primary. Roswell city council will also a runoff election on April 18. There are so many ways we can turn GA blue!

Find Your Polling Location: where to vote
Required Voter ID: what to bring
Find Your District: my district search

Sample Ballots & District Maps: click here

Elections Overview: secretary of state
 

Important Dates:

Monday, March 27: Early voting begins

Friday, April 14: Last day to request absentee ballot

Friday, April 14: Early voting ends

*Tuesday, April 18*: ELECTION DAY! (absentee ballots due 5pm)

Tuesday, June 20: Runoff election (if necessary)

Congressional District #6 Zips:
30004, 30005, 30009, 30022, 30024, 30033, 30062, 30066, 30067, 30068, 30075, 30076, 30084, 30092, 30097, 30102, 30144, 30188, 30319, 30324, 30328, 30329, 30338, 30339, 30340, 30341, 30342, 30345, 30346, 30350, 30360

State Senate District #32 Zips:
30062
, 30066, 30067, 30068, 30075, 30144, 30188, 30327, 30328, 30338, 30339, 30350

 

Voting Options

You Have Many Ways To Vote!
 

There are many ways to cast your ballot. To update your voter information and all guidelines check here.  If possible, vote by mail/absentee so there is a record of your activity. It's a common misconception that absentee ballots are not counted. Every vote counts! The recent data breach in voter data makes a paper trail critical.


When you vote by mail, you are able to track every step of the process.
Visit Georgia's My Voter Page or vote.org/state/georgia for additional details and requirements.

(Note: The deadline for new voter registration has already passed)

Learn about voting by mail, advance/early voting and election day voting in the following sections.

 
 

Absentee by Mail

* Legally, anyone can vote absentee by mail, without giving any reason *

Absentee voting is ideal for students (in-state or otherwise), voters working out of state or overseas, busy families, elderly or disabled citizens, those serving in the military or any registered District voter.

Step-by-step instructions and a sample screenshot of how to track your ballot are listed below

 

The last day to request an absentee application is Friday, April 14th. Actual  absentee ballots must be received and/or postmarked in the office of the Board of Registrar by 5pm on the day of the election. Verify your voter eligibility, poll location and how many ballots you need to apply for by visiting www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

 

**MILITARY**
Service members, their families and overseas citizens should
visit
fvap.gov/georgia for voting assistance and full details**

**NEED MORE HELP?**
Here's a great special election guide to reference.  You can  find your districts, what dates are important,
sample ballots and how many absentee ballots you may need!

visit: http://bit.ly/2n4pb7W

Step 1: Application for Ballot

The first step in the vote-by-mail process is to obtain an application. Here are several ways to do that (form #ABS-APP-14).

Online: vote.org/absentee

VOTE.org offers the application and  you can opt to have them submit your application for you

 

Download (.pdf): download now

Download the absentee ballot instantly
(submit digitally or by mail using methods below specified per your county)

Mobile App: GA SOS App Apple  |  Andriod

Download the app for your mobile device

 

Step 2: Complete Application & Submit

Complete the application and submit via fax, email, or mail in to your county of voter registration.
 

Please submit in ONE of the following ways per your county:
*For email, scan or take picture with your smartphone and send attachment (.pdf preferred) and you will receive confirmation

 

COBB COUNTY:

FAX: 770-528-2458 or 770-528-2519
EMAIL: absentee@CobbCounty.org
MAIL
: Cobb Elections
P.O. BOX 649,
Marietta, GA 30061

INFO: Cobb Elections Site
 

FULTON COUNTY:

FAX:  404-730-8839 (preferred)

EMAIL: elections.absentee@fultoncountyga.gov
MAIL
: Fulton Co. Department of Voter Regist. and Elections,
Attn: Absentee Ballot Division
130 Peachtree St. SW, Suite 2186
Atlanta, GA 30303

INFO: Fulton Elections Site

DEKALB COUNTY:

FAX: 404-298-4038

EMAIL: voterreg@dekalbcountyga.gov
MAIL
:  Dekalb County Board of Elections
4380 Memorial Dr., Suite 300
Decatur, GA  30032

INFO: Dekalb Elections Site
 

 

Step 3: Complete Ballot & Mail

You should receive your ballot within 2-5 business days. Fill out, carefully following all directions, making sure to sign and apply stamps. (Note: it is illegal to publicly post images of your actual completed ballot.) Verify receipt of your ballot by visiting www.mvp.sos.ga.gov (and fill in the form on the right side)

NOTES ON ABSENTEE VOTING

  • Include your COUNTY and ELECTION DATE on application:

  • 05/16/2017 for State Senate D32

  • 06/20/2017 for Congressional Race
     

  • Use 2 STAMPS when mailing ballot.
     

  • Follow all instructions carefully.
     

  • If you request and receive an absentee ballot do not go to the polls.
     

  • If you decide to vote in person (early or on election day) after requesting an absentee ballot you MUST bring your absentee ballot with you
     

  •  Your application and ballot (date of request, issue, receipt) can be tracked on the Secretary of State's  My Voter Page (MVP) or by using the GA SOS App on your mobile device
    Download : (
    Apple  |  Andriod)

screenshot of ballot tracking

Early Voting

* Advance voting is available at these select times and locations beginning March 27 *

 

Cobb County Early Voting

Early Voting for Cobb County Residents
 

COBB COUNTY MAIN GOV'T OFFICE:

736 Whitlock Ave. NW
Marietta, GA 30064
3/27 - 4/13 from 8am - 5pm
4/8 - 4/08 from 9am - 4pm

EAST COBB GOV'T SVCS. CENTER:

4400 Lower Roswell Rd.

Marietta, GA 30068

4/08 - 04/08 from 9am - 4pm
4/10 - 4/13 from 9am - 6pm

Fulton County Early Voting

Early Voting for Fulton County Residents
 

EAST ROSWELL LIBRARY:

2301 Holcomb Bridge Rd.

Roswell, GA 30076

3/27 - 4/14 from 8:30am - 6pm

MILTON LIBRARY:
855 Mayfield Rd.

Marietta, GA 30068

3/27 - 4/14 from 8:30am - 6pm

NORTH FULTON ANNEX:
7741 Roswell Rd. NE

Sandy Springs, GA 30350

3/27 - 4/14 from 8:30am - 6pm
4/08 - 4/08 from 8:30am - 6pm

OCEE LIBRARY:
5090 Abbots Bridge Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30005

3/27 - 4/14 from 8:30am - 6pm

DeKalb County Early Voting

Early Voting for Dekalb County Residents
 

DEKALB MAIN GOVERNMENT OFFICE:

4380 Memorial Dr., Suite 300

Decatur, GA  30032

March 27 – April 14 including Saturday, April 8

Monday —  Friday from  8am -5pm

Saturday (April 8), from 9am - 4pm

3/27 - 3/31 from 8am - 5pm

4/03 - 4/07 from 8am - 5pm

4/08 - 4/08 from 9am - 4pm

4/10 - 4/14 from 8am- 5pm

DUNWOODY LIBRARY:

5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd. 

Dunwoody, GA 30338

April 10-14  from 8am-5pm

 

Election Day Polls

* Vote in Person on Tuesday, April 18  |  Polls Open From 7am-7pm  *

COBB COUNTY HAS MADE SEVERAL PERMANENT & TEMP POLLING CHANGES
Confirm your location here: cobbelections.org

Use the Georgia My Voter Page (MVP Log in) to find your polling location. Some locations have changed so double check yours!:
www.mvp.sos.ga.gov

From the MVP Portal, you can check:

  • Voter registration status.

  • Mail-In application and ballot status.

  • Poll location.

  • Early voting locations.

  • Elected Officials.

  • Registration information on file with the county office.

  • Sample ballot for the upcoming election.

  • Provisional Ballot status.

Special Election Candidates

Since the special election on Tuesday, April 18th is a jungle primary, all candidates will appear on the crowded ballot. Jon Ossoff (Congress, District 6) and fellow LMRC sister Christine Triebsch (State Senate, District 32) are two candidates whose values and position on key issues are closely aligned with our mission. This race has garnered national coverage and several high-profile endorsements. We encourage you to inform yourself about all candidates and their priorities.

Jon and Christine have a lot of support in our community and offer a real shot at shattering the GOP super-majority in Georgia—in the first pivotal district race since Trump's election. We are energized —as is the nation—by these  picks and the opportunity we have right here, in our district.
 

To view all candidates on your specific ballot (including sample ballots), click here.

Learn about Jon: www.ElectJon.com

Jon Ossofffor Congress

"I’m running for Congress because I believe we all have to stand up, right now, and fight for progress — for our prosperity and health, our civil rights and civil liberties, and our security. I was born and raised in Georgia and grew up here in the Sixth District." 

Jon is running on a platform of accountability as a tireless warrior against government corruption and waste. He is committed to progress, justice and fighting for what's best for Georgia with regard to education, national security, healthcare, job creation and more —and vows to work with others who seek to do the same, regardless of party affiliation. More about Jon...

"As a mother and an American, I was deeply affected by the recent presidential election. Compromise and inclusion have given way to division and partisanship. It is imperative that we move past party rhetoric and work together to deliver comprehensive solutions that keep our community safe and prosperous while protecting individual rights and constitutional guarantees. I will also work to be both mindful and informed of the critical, yet local matters that we face everyday - issues such as traffic, taxes and the other challenges we have here in District 32.  I am not a politician; I am one of you. And I will work tirelessly to ensure a bright future for our families and community."  More about Christine...

Christine Triebsch for State Senate Georgia District 32

Learn about Christine: www.Christine4GA.com

Christine Triebsch for State Senate Georgia District 32

How You Can Help

*  volunteer  |  canvass  |  donate  |  get out the vote  |  create awareness  *

Your support can include your time, talents or financial backing. Many LMRC sisters regularly canvass and invite you to do the same. It's easy and invigorating to engage fellow liberals and moderate conservatives in our district.

Your help is welcome in any capacity!

 

Awareness is a huge factor in voter turnout. Visit the candidate's websites to request a yard sign and find volunteer opportunities. You can also help bring awareness to the special election by using these hashtags: 

#Flipthe6th   #JonOssoff   #Turn32blue   #TeamChristine   #GOTV  #LMRCnow