Get Ready to Vote

Photo by Jacquesofalltrades.

Voting is going to be different this year, for obvious reasons. And it’s even going to be different from the two elections we’ve already had so far this year. But with proper planning, you can ensure that your vote will count.

The first change is that all registered voters will receive a mail-in ballot (unlike with the primary in June, when you had to request one). If you’re registered, you should have already received a notice from the Board of Elections verifying your address. If there is a mistake, you were requested to mail back the correction. Unfortunately the card was poorly designed and could cause voters to send it back without crucial information needed to actually update their registration.

If the mailer’s information for you is correct, you don’t need to do anything else. The city will mail you a ballot when the time comes and you can mail it back. You can also drop it off at one of the drop off boxes that the city will be putting out (there will be one at the Georgetown library).

If you’re not registered, it’s important to get registered now. That way the city will send you a mail in ballot. Sadly, it was just revealed that the city’s app, which enabled you to register online, no longer is operational. You will need to go on to the city’s website, print an application, sign it, and send it back.

Of course, you don’t have to vote by mail. The city will still offer in person voting, both ahead of election day and on it. You can go to any early voting center to vote, but the closest to Georgetown will be Hardy Middle School. On election day, both Hardy and Duke Ellington School will host voting.

It will be an unusual election day, but with planning it should not be a hard one for you.

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