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.


WHEN IS THE ELECTION?

The election is Tuesday, November 6. 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 4.

 

For early voting information, see below.


WHAT’S ON THE 2018 GEORGIA BALLOT?

The ballots are long because of the five constitutional amendments, two statewide referenda, and the additional county and city issues in many jurisdictions. We will elect all US representatives, all state senators and representatives, plus all constitutional officers (governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, etc.), as well as other officials.


TWO HELPFUL DOCUMENTS

The two files below will continue to be updated as the 2018 general election approaches. Some links may change, but the Bible passages and the quotes from our Founders don't change.

 

Click to open: Election 2018 - A Biblical Perspective - Why Does God Care about the Election? 14 pages

  • What the Bible says about government
  • What the Bible says about leaders
  • Separation of church and state
  • Religious freedom
  • Emphasis on prayer and trust in God
  • What to do before and after the election

 

Click to Open: Election 2018 Information Sheet - two pages

  • Randy's messages from prior election years, a summary
  • Voting logistics - links to early voting, absentee, and sample ballots
  • Links to voter information - issues, candidates, and voter guides

TWO MESSAGES

Click the image below for Randy Pope's series on the "Heritage and Hope of Our Nation."

 


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.  


Text and description of the Five Amendments and Two Referendums on the November Ballot

You can read the text of the seven questions on your Sample Ballot (see MVP link above). 

 

Below are two ideas if you want more information:

Video explanation by State Sen McKoon
(7 minutes):
Official written explanation
(14 pages):

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT EARLY VOTING AND ABSENTEE VOTING?

Click here 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". 


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?

The deadline to register to vote in the November 2018 election was October 9.


HOW DO I REGISTER TO VOTE?

You can register online here.

For background information, check 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.