CIVIC CONCERNS

Perimeter Church believes that Christians in the United States have been entrusted with their citizenship for God's glory. We believe we should equip ourselves with the knowledge and information necessary to make informed decisions for the benefit of our communities, state and country. The purpose of this page is to provide resources, links, and opportunities to equip you to research and get involved in current civic issues. Abraham Kuyper wrote, "There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is sovereign over all, does not cry, 'Mine!'"

Perimeter Church does not endorse any political party or any political candidate.


HOW DO I DO ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL?

Expect long lines at the polls because of virus precautions. If you start early enough, the Secretary of State recommends absentee by mail.  Look for information on the expected "online absentee ballot request portal." When you receive your absentee ballot, make sure that you return it so that it is received by election day, November 3. If you can’t find the application which was sent to you, go to https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/. In the section named Absentee Ballot Request Information, use the two links to get an application and find your county registrar's address.


WHERE CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT EARLY VOTING?

Expect long lines at the polls because of virus precautions. If you start early enough, the Secretary of State recommends Absentee by Mail. See above. Early voting on certain days and in certain locations is from October 12 until October 30. Click https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/ to go to the MVP page of the Georgia Secretary of State website. Beneath the polling place, click on the link named "Click here for Early Voting Locations and Times". 


WHEN IS THE ELECTION?

The election is Tuesday, November 3. You may vote from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM at your assigned polling place. A runoff, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, December 1, for state and local races, and Tuesday, January 5, for federal elections, such as U.S. Senate.


WHAT’S ON THE 2020 GEORGIA BALLOT?

You will vote for your party’s candidates for President, both U.S. Senators, all U.S. Representatives, all state senators, all state representativs, and county officials.


WHERE DO I VOTE? WHERE CAN I GET A SAMPLE BALLOT?

Go to "My Voter Page" (MVP) at the Georgia secretary of state website: http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov. You will enter your name, county, and birth date.

You will find personalized information for your voting needs:  early voting locations and hours, election day location, absentee ballot application, sample ballots, etc.  


HOW CAN I GET VOTER INFORMATION FROM MY MOBILE DEVICE (IPHONE, IPAD, OR ANDROID)?

Go to your app store and search for "GA votes". The name of the app is "GA SOS". The icon shows a red map of Georgia. This free app uses the functionality of the MVP (my voter page) on the Georgia secretary of state's website. To use the app, click on the "My Voter Information" button.


WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER?

For the November election, the deadline is October 5.


HOW DO I REGISTER TO VOTE?

You can register online here.


AM I ALREADY REGISTERED IN GEORGIA?

To see if you are on the state list of voters, go to http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.  If your newly registered name and/or new address does not appear, the next place to check would be your county's board of elections.