Election Day is Here and Here’s What to Do

Election Day 2020 is upon us, along with mixed feelings of excitement and anxiety. Here's what you need to know to have a successful first Tuesday of November!

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The moment is here! It’s been impossible to escape the clamor of the 2020 presidential race — or anything so far this year, for that matter — and now is the time to take action and take to the polls! But where and when do you vote, and what does it look like, anyway? Here’s a preview of Election Day 2020:


he instructions for completing a ballot conjure up those pre-test jitters, reading something like “Only use blue or black ink” and “Make sure to fill in the bubble completely.” The weight and pressure of the moment sets in, but yields to the excitement of exercising civic duty! Although this assignment is not graded, it does contribute to deciding America’s path for the next four years. On the ballot are: the presidential election, a U.S. senate seat, public service commissioners, U.S. Representative in the 117th Congress from the 1st congressional district of Georgia, state senator, state representative, district attorney of the Eastern Judicial Court, clerk of Superior Court, sheriff, tax commissioner, coroner, county commission chairman, county commissioner of district 4, Costal Soil and Water Conservation District Superior, state constitution amendments and a statewide referendum.

Be Prepared.

Have required materials. The state of Georgia requires a photo ID for voting. Click this link to view acceptable forms of identification. If you don’t have a photo ID, you can visit and county registrar’s office or the Department of Driver Services Office. Here’s what a ballot for Chatham County voters looks like:

Ballot Sample

Chatham County Sample Ballot.

Where to Vote.

Voters need to report to their designated polling place. You can find your polling place by entering your first initial, last name, county, and birthdate at this link, which will provide the location.

Full Link: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

When to Vote.

Polling places in Georgia will be open November 3, 2020 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more voting information, complete list of polling places, absentee ballot requirements, qualified write-in candidates and general questions visit elections.chathamcountyga.gov/.