NORCROSS, GA, November 7, 2016 — Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta has been actively engaging Asian American communities in Georgia for this November’s election through door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, voter registration drives, automated telephone calls, outreach events, community events, and a free voter hotline for election-related help or concerns on Election Day, this Tuesday, November 8, 2016. In order to assist voters, Advancing Justice-Atlanta has also created in-language "Know Your Voting Rights"material and non-partisan voter guides for elections in Gwinnett County in English, Arabic, Chinese, Gujarati, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Advancing Justice- Atlanta is urging all registered Asian American voters to vote on November 8th.
Advancing Justice-Atlanta will be poll monitoring in Asian American, immigrant, and Muslim heavy precincts to provide election protection and in-language assistance work. Election Protection and Voter Hotline: 470-765-VOTE (8683).
"Advancing Justice-Atlanta and our partners have been working all year to help Asian Americans and all people of color to register to vote. We have also filed a lawsuit against the Secretary of State to expand access to vote, especially Asian Americans, who have been disenfranchised by the exact match system. On this historical election, we will be will be available in immigrant heavy areas to provide in-language materials and assistance and will be poll monitoring to make sure that our voices are heard and our communities Get Out The Vote" Stephanice Cho, Advancing Justice-Atlanta Executive Director.
Please see below for information to prepare for Election Day:
When to vote: Tuesday, November 8th. Polls will be open from 7 am to 7 pm.
Anyone in line at or before 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.
Where to vote: Look up your polling place here: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov
Asian Americans Advancing Justice -Atlanta Poll Monitoring Sites:
What to bring: a photo identification (photo ID)
These photo IDs include:
A Georgia driver’s license, even if expired
A valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including one issued by the Department of Driver Service or your county registrar’s office
Valid United States Passport
Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of this State
Valid U.S. Military photo ID
Valid tribal photo ID
For a more detailed list of acceptable IDs
Election Protection Voter Hotline :
Call: 470-765-VOTE (8683)
Instructional videos on What to expect at the polls
Gwinnett County voter guide in 7 languages: English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Gujarati.
Know Your Voting Rights: English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Gujarati
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