Chairman's Corner - Early voting (Finally) starts today!

Monday, May 18, 2020 9:19 PM | Deleted user

After a few starts and stops and two date changes, in-person Early Voting Begins TODAY, Monday, May 18!

Of course you can still request an absentee ballot online by clicking here

Several Early Vote Locations will be available for in-person voting. To see the times and locations, click here. Dates and hours do vary by location and Saturday voting is May 30 

Due to COVID-19, locations, hours, and equipment may have been reduced to limit possible exposure to the virus and to comply with the social distancing guidelines encouraged by Governor Kemp and our medical professionals.

If you do not vote early or by absentee, you will vote at your normal polling location on Tuesday, June 9.

Yesterday, both myself and my Democratic counterpart were quoted in the Marietta Daily Journal concerning the preparations for the upcoming Primary Elections. How each of us responded says a lot about just how different each party is on our guiding principles and philosophy, especially how the parties view the people.

She articulates fear that people won’t do the right thing, while I am confident common sense will prevail. I talk of hope and optimism, believing voters will use common sense when they vote in person. She’s pessimistic and talks of fear, questioning if the voting machines will be wiped down, will people wear masks, will social distancing occur.

In the end, I trust people to do the right thing and she doesn’t seem to. That’s the difference between individual freedom and government mandates and control.

Finally, she questions why there are not drop boxes at voting locations for people to drop rather than mail their absentee ballots, stating, " It sort of defies logic to me, why they couldn’t have a drop box at an in-person early vote location so that I would not have to stand in line, that I could just walk in and drop that off."

Of course, we've had drop boxes for absentee ballots for the last couple of weeks. You can find the drop box locations here .

Just more Democrats spreading fear and misinformation.

Yours in Freedom,

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Jason Shepherd

Chairman, Cobb County Republican Party


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