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Voting is a critical way to engage in the future of our region and nation -- and every vote should be cast and counted. This election year, COVID-19 has brought many challenges to the election process, with many states postponing their primary elections to ensure safety measures were in place. 

From finding key election dates and your polling place, applying to become a poll worker during the November 3 General Election and Special Election, and filling out the 2020 Census, this page has the resources you need this year. 

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Georgia Poll Workers

In Georgia’s June 9 election, thousands of voters encountered serious problems at the polls and had to endure long lines to cast their vote. We can and must do better. Many of those problems can be avoided if we recruit more, and better-trained poll workers to work at precincts on Election Day.

In an effort to help, the Metro Atlanta Chamber is encouraging employees at member companies to serve as poll workers for the general election. Employees at our member companies are among the brightest, most-dependable, best-trained and highly-motivated in the state. We will connect everyone who signs up to their county elections board for training and scheduling. And everyone who works gets paid.

Express your interest in becoming a poll worker at

Poll Worker Qualifications

A citizen of the United States and a resident of that county
At least 16 years of age
Able to read, write and speak the English language
Do not hold a public office position or be a candidate for public office
Able to solve problems
An effective communicator
Not an immediate relative of any candidate for public office

Vote Metro ATL

Every two years, the entirety of the Georgia General Assembly is up for election. 2020 is a special year for Georgia, as both of our United States Senators are up for re-election, and the presidential election is also taking place. Find more on this year's key election dates, issues and who is on the ballot at Vote Metro ATL.

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Key Election Dates

Election Date Elections Voter Registration Deadlines
August 11, 2020 General Primary Runoff, Nonpartisan General Runoff and Special Runoff Election for Local and State Offices May 11, 2020
August 11, 2020 General Primary Runoff Election for Federal Offices July 13, 2020
November 3, 2020 General Election and Special Election October 5, 2020
December 1, 2020 General Election and Special Election Runoffs for State and Local Offices October 5, 2020
January 5, 2021 General Election Runoff for Federal Offices December 7, 2020

Additional Resources

Register to Vote and Find Your Polling Place

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View MAC's Public Policy Resources

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Complete the 2020 Census until October 31

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Katie Kirkpatrick

It’s no secret how important it is for all citizens in all communities to exercise their right to vote. We are each in a unique position to use our vote to shape our region’s future and affect positive change. The talent within our region’s major corporations, and our small and medium-sized businesses creates the perfect opportunity to mine for highly-qualified poll workers who can make a meaningful impact on election day.”

  • Katie Kirkpatrick
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber
  • President and CEO
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