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Secretary of State encourages citizens to register to vote

We are glad to see Georgia Secretary of State Brain Kemp adding his voice to the National Association of Secretaries of State across the nation in reminding citizens that September is National Voter Registration Month.

The effort is intended to make citizens aware of registration deadlines and requirements for the Nov. 5 general election.

With the critical municipal races in our county, it is important that citizens hear this clear message.

“There is no greater privilege than casting a vote to elect our public officials, and it should never be taken for granted,” said Kemp. “As Georgia’s chief election official, I want to ensure every Georgian has the opportunity to register to vote and allow their voice to be heard at the poll.”

Citizens have until Oct. 7 to register if they intend to cast a vote in the election.

Registration can be completed by downloading the registration form and mailing it in.

Forms can be found at www.sos.georgia.gov/elections.

Citizens can also go in person to the county election office, public library, public assistance office, recruitment office, schools and other government offices for a mail-in registration form.

Registration is offered when a person renews or applies for a driver’s license at the Department of Driver Services.

College students can obtain Georgia voter registration forms or the necessary forms to register in any state in the U.S. from their school’s registrar’s office or from the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

We encourage all citizen to exercise their right and the privilege of voting.