People who want to cast a ballot Nov. 3 but haven’t yet registered to vote will have an opportunity Tuesday.
National Voter Registration Day at the Tubman African American Museum in downtown Macon is scheduled from 3-7 p.m.
The voter registration event is hosted by the Voter Education Voter
Participation Project, a nonpartisan organization created to recruit more registered voters and educate people on why voting matters. The event is in partnership with the local League of Women Voters.
Volunteers will be on site to assist people with registering online and on paper, said Yolanda Latimore, spokeswoman for the event.
“Macon and Middle Georgia (have) a very poor turnout when it comes to voters overall, but especially voters between 18 and 35,” Latimore said. “It’s pretty bad because the organization is going off reports and studies that are done ... from the board of elections and from the census reports.”
Macon-Bibb County Elections Supervisor Jeanetta Watson said Monday there are 95,057 registered voters in the county with 79,429 active voters and 15,577 inactive voters.
“It’s been generally around that (95,000) to 97,000 range,” Watson said of the number of registered voters. “That’s been the running total over the last couple of years.”
If a registered voter does not vote for two consecutive general elections, Watson said it is common for the state to remove the voter from the registry and require reregistration.
A driver’s license or proof of identity is required at voter registration. To check a voter’s registration status, go to www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.
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