National voter registration day announced by secretary of state

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Today Secretary of State Brian Kemp joins fellow members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) in celebrating National Voter Registration Day.

“As Georgia’s Chief Election Official, I have worked in close cooperation with leaders at all levels of government to streamline the voter registration process in our state, leveraging the use of technology to make it easier than ever before to get on the rolls,” stated Secretary Kemp.  “On this important day, I urge all Georgia voters to help us reach out to the public to share this message and empower our citizens to register to vote.”

The nation's Secretaries of State established National Voter Registration Day as a non-partisan means of encouraging voter participation and increasing awareness about state requirements and deadlines for voting. The month of September is also National Voter Registration Month.

Secretary Kemp issued the following tips to Georgians:

- Get registered to vote. You can register to vote if you are at least 17 ½ years old; however, you cannot vote until you turn 18. Now, you can submit an electronic voter registration application using your Georgia driver’s license number or state-issued identification card number on several platforms: Online Voter Registration (OLVR), the free “GA SOS” mobile app for Apple and Android devices, and by texting “GA” or “Georgia” to  “2VOTE” (28683). Individuals can also mail in hard-copy voter registration applications to our office or their county registrar’s office.

- Check your voter registration information online. Updating voter registration information is critical for people who have, for example, recently moved or changed their name. Voters should verify their voting information and, if necessary, update their record. The “My Voter Page” is a great resource to check your voter status, update your personal record, and view individualized voting information to prepare for November.

Currently, there are over 6.4 million registered voters in the Peach State.