JON OSSOFF IS COMING TO TOWN!!

Jon Ossoff, candidate for U.S. Senate, will be in Valdosta this Friday, December 18th at 4:30 pm. The grounds will open to the public at 3:30 pm. The event will be located at Morning Star Baptist Church, 1051 Howell Rd. This will be a drive-in rally and CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID -19 will be followed.

Daniel Blackman, candidate for Georgia Public Service Commissioner, will also be present as a special guest.  Please register for free tickets at https://bit.ly/2K6ojNS

Please share this link with friends and family who would like to attend. Let’s show up in large numbers and show them how we do it in South Georgia! Let’s send a message!

All participants will need to register for the event using this link:

https://www.mobilize.us/electjon/event/366382/?fbclid=IwAR3_ehoHN_x0qrZbQBMODrfh0MRh9isD5x9Hgn9vdGSrGkEvILZZ5F5Qkd4

ELECTIONS & VOTING IN THIS YEAR’S SENATE RUN-OFF

General Election Runoff- January 5, 2021
Advanced Voting:  Elections Office – 2808 N Oak St., Valdosta, GA

December 14-18, 2020 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon – Fri
December 19, 2020 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday
December 21-23, 2020 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon – Wed
December 28-31, 2020 7 a.m. – 7p.m. Mon – Thurs

Last Day to Vote:  At your assigned Precinct.

January 5, 2021                              7 a.m. – 7 p.m.    Tues

Voting by Mail

Any registered Georgia voter may apply for a ballot to be mailed to them.

To apply online: https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov

or email request to Elections@lowndescounty.com

Securely Track Your Absentee Mail-In Ballot from Mailed to Accepted Georgia.BallotTrax.net/voter

GOTV rally with President Obama, Stacey Abrams, Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, and Nikema Williams

We’re thrilled to invite you to our virtual Get Out the Vote rally with President Obama, Stacey Abrams, Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, and Nikema Williams this Friday, December 4 at 2:45PM ET. 

These incredible Democrats have joined together to support Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock because they know that we can only win if we all come together to get out the vote.

RSVP

Now is the time to organize, and we are ready to put everything on the line and work as hard as we can to deliver Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the Senate.

We are so excited to finally have the moment to share with you all the ways you can get involved this runoff season.

We can’t wait to see you this Friday!

Thank you,

Georgia Democrats

RSVP

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE LOWNDES COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

ATTENTION: The Lowndes County Democratic Party Will Be Meeting Via Zoom On Monday, December 07, 2020 At 6:30 p.m.    

***Zoom Meeting ID: 852-0495-5201 & Password: LCDP

You should be able to click the following web address to join the meeting https://zoom.us/j/85204955201#success

For those without access to computers, please call into the below referenced Phone Numbers- Either will work:

+1 312 626 6799 US — +1 929 205 6099

*** The meeting ID and password for call-in are

Meeting ID: 852 0495 5201

Password: 514530 ***

We hope to see you live on Monday, December 07, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.!

Dear Lowndes County Democrats,
Now that we have succeeded in our efforts to turn the state of Georgia blue regarding our presidential election, it is time to do the same with the US Senate, so that Biden and Harris have the support they need to right the ship.

In order to successfully do so, we need your help in finding enough volunteers. Please also ask family members and friends who you think can help us with our efforts.

These volunteers are needed for the following:
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1) Poll-Watching During Advanced Voting

Advanced (or early) voting at the Board of Elections starts on Monday, December 14.

Because advanced voting takes place at the Board of Elections, fewer volunteers are needed than on election day, but it will be important that we are present to ensure that everything runs smoothly and that every voter/vote counts.

Those able to volunteer must register with the DPG by Tuesday, December 1. I would also appreciate it if everyone would directly let me know if they are able to help. You can either do so by sending me a brief message or by forwarding the registration confirmation to me.

2) Vote Review Panel

The work of the vote review panel at the Board of Elections starts on Monday, December 21.

All indications are that we will have an even larger number of mailed-in ballots than for the general election.

At this time, likely workdays for the vote review panel are: December 21-23, December 28-31, and January 4-7

Those interested in helping with the vote review panel, please directly contact me at mgngermano@gmail.com

3) Poll-Watching on Election Day (Tuesday, January 5, 2021)

Lowndes County needs 26 volunteers to serve as poll watchers on January 5. This number is needed to comfortably cover all 13 precincts (one volunteer for the morning shift / one volunteer for the afternoon shift).

Those able to volunteer must register with the DPG by December 20. I would also appreciate it if everyone would directly let me know if they are able to help. You can either do so by sending me a brief message or by forwarding the registration confirmation.

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I don’t know about you, but these last couple of months felt like living in a bizarre version of “Groundhog Day”, one of my favorite movies. Let’s make sure that we use the time until January 5, so that we can wake up on January 6 with the knowledge that we also turned the US Senate blue!

Regards,
Michael Noll
mgngermano@gmail.com
Phone# 229-292-6520

INFORMATION ON HOW TO BECOME A POLL WATCHER

Lowndes County Democrats,
We need 26 Poll Watchers in Lowndes County for the Runoff early vote period (December 14 – January 1) and/or on Runoff Election Day, January 5, 2021. .
 
DPG Deadline to sign up to be a Poll Watcher for the Runoff early vote period is this coming Tuesday, December 1.
DPG Deadline to sign up to be a Poll Watcher for Runoff Election Day is Sunday, December 20.
Chairwoman Vivian Miller-Cody has appointed Michael Noll as Team Leader for Poll Watching. Thank you, Dr. Noll, for stepping up! If you have any questions about poll watching, please ask Dr. Noll (email: mgngermano@gmail.com; cell phone: 229-292-6520).
DPG provides the online training (link below). You can watch the 2 hour, 21 minute training in sections. You must complete the training before your first poll watching session.
Thank you for volunteering to be a poll watcher!
Dennis
Dennis W. Marks
Vice Chair (Elections)
Lowndes County Democratic Party
Email: dwmarks@bellsouth.net
Cell Phone: 229-630-8486

OUR WORK IS NOT DONE!

First of all, THANK YOU to everyone who helped in the election – getting out the vote, putting up signs, phone banking, driving voters to the polls, directing traffic, cutting radio ads, recording robocalls, and serving as poll watchers, poll observers, monitors and adjudicators. Thank you all! We turned GEORGIA BLUE!

At this time, President-Elect Biden is ahead in Georgia by 10,600 votes. Lowndes County Democrats provided 20,117 votes for Biden. Without Lowndes County Democrats, Biden would not be ahead in Georgia!

 But our work is not yet done. As it stands now, there will be a Runoff for Public Service Commission (PSC) District 4. The PSC sets the rates for gas, electricity, etc. The Democratic candidate is Daniel Blackman. Daniel Blackman was the keynote speaker at the 2019 LCDP BBQ. He came through for LCDP, on very short notice. We need to come through for him!

The Runoff for State and Local Officeslike the PSC, is on Tuesday, December 1. Early Voting will start as soon as possible. (I’ll share the schedule as soon as I receive it.) The deadline to register to vote was October 5.

The Runoff for Federal Officeslike the US Senate, is on Tuesday, January 5. Early Voting will run Monday, December 14 – Friday, January 1, except holidays. The deadline to register to vote will be Monday, December 7.

One can vote in the Runoff for Federal Offices even if one did not vote in the General Election. We need to register everyone who isn’t registered now! The easiest way for someone to register to vote is by smartphone: go to mvp.sos.ga.gov 

Ask everyone in your network to go to mvp.sos.ga.gov on their smartphone or computer, to check their voter registration, to register to vote if not already registered, and to request an absentee ballot if not already requested. It’s all at MVP. 

Turning 18 by January 5? Register by December 7 to vote for Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock for U.S. Senate! Go to mvp.sos.ga.gov. Anyone who has completed probation and fines can register to vote! Anyone who is a citizen can register to vote! 

The Democratic candidates are Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael WarnockVOTE for BOTH! If both win, the U.S. Senate will be tied 50-50. Vice President Kamala Harris would then cast the tie-breaking vote, giving control of the U.S. Senate to the Democrats!

Not a moment to waste, Democrats! Get the word out now about voter registration and absentee ballots: mvp.sos.ga.gov

PLEASE SHARE THIS ON SOCIAL MEDIA, WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SPREAD THE WORD!!

THE LOWNDES COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS & POLL WATCHERS!

To All Lowndes County Democrats:

This is your chance to help turn Lowndes County BLUE!

The 2020 Election is here and Lowndes County Voters are turning out.

A big thank you to the great team of Early Voting Poll Watchers who have committed to watching Early Voting inside the Board of Elections office.

And a big thank you in advance to our Democratic Team of PBPM/VRP monitors for the paper ballot processing monitors and vote review panels that start October 19.

Needed:

Outside Poll Watchers for Early Voting (poll watching is done in shifts)

Inside Poll Watchers for Precincts on Election Day, Nov. 3 (work is done in shifts)

This is the Election of our lifetime- our Democratic values and our children’s future are on the line.  This is your chance to say, Yes, I will- I will do my part for All of Us.

For more information call Dennis Marks at 229.630.8486 or email lowndesdems@gmail.com.

Let’s Do This!

Early vote outside fill-in volunteers:

For outside Early Vote poll watchers who want to be shifted in the remaining days of early vote as outside observers, they need to first sign up through our poll watcher registration form ( bit.ly/poll-watch-legacy ) and note in comments section at end of form something like want to do early vote outside poll watching in Lowndes – please call to schedule me for shift(s).  Volunteers will need to select an Election Day shift on this form – we don’t have the option to select early vote at this point so if they can’t do Election Day, only want outside early vote, they’ll need to note that in the commetn section at the end and we can remove the election day selection on our end.  After registering through the form above, volunteers can also email pollwatchers@georgiademocrat.org to request that someone on our team call to schedule them for outside early vote shifts.

Election Day poll watchers:

Register to join the Election Day poll watching team here bit.ly/poll-watch-legacy and you’ll receive a confirmation email with all the information you’ll need to get up and running with a few short training videos and other resources we have for poll watchers.

AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE CHAIRWOMAN OF THE LCDP

My name is Vivian Miller Cody, Chairperson of the Lowndes County Democratic Party. I would like to remind you that early voting starts on Monday, October 12th, and continues to Friday, October 30th, from 7AM to 7PM, including Saturdays and Sundays, at the Board of Elections office located at 2808 North Oak Street, Valdosta. If you are voting absentee, mail your ballot early or use the drop box at the Board of Elections office. You can check the status of your absentee ballot at Georgia.ballottrax.net (that’s B-A-L-L-O-T-T-R-A-X). Your vote is especially important. Let’s turn Georgia Blue! If you need a ride to the polls or to take your ballot to the drop box, call (229) 241-1694. This message is sponsored by the Lowndes County Democratic Party.

Biden Harris 2020 Yard Signs Available


Update: Sold Out

Biden Harris 2020 Signs are available in Lowndes County.
They can be delivered or you can pick up.

Be sure to include contact information (your address) in the Pay-pal purchase.

They are $11 on-line or $10 if you pay cash.
Contact Councilwoman Vivian Miller Cody to pay cash.

STEPS ON HOW TO GET INVOLVED & PARTICIPATE IN OUR UPCOMING ELECTIONS

MAKE SURE YOU VOTE EARLY IN THIS YEAR’S ELECTION. TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO VOTE AS EARLY AS THEY CAN!

Early voting in Lowndes County will take place from Monday, October 12, to Friday, October 30, including Saturdays and Sundays of both weekends, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Elections Office, 2808 N. Oak St., Valdosta.

 

How to Register to Vote in Georgia Online

Go to Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/

Enter First Initial, Last Name, County from drop-down menu, and Date of Birth. Click “Submit.”

If you’re registered to vote, next page shows your voter registration information.

If you’re not registered to vote, next page has a green button “Register to Vote”!

Click on it. Then, on next page, click on “I Want to Register to Vote!”

Then, either “Register to vote online using valid GA Driver’s License or ID#” or “Register to vote by printing and mailing the application.”

After registering, do check back at My Voter Page to see that you’re registered.

Deadline to register to vote in the November election is Monday, October 5.

VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

Georgians registered to vote can also do so by absentee ballot.

Absentee ballots are an option for registered voters who may be traveling, outside the country, serving in the military, or otherwise can’t make it to the polls on Election Day.

How Do I Vote by Absentee Ballot?

1.  Make Sure You’re Registered
-To vote via absentee ballot, you must first be registered to vote.

2.  Fill Out & Submit an Absentee Ballot Application 

-To vote by absentee ballot, you must first fill out, sign, and submit an absentee ballot    application. You can do this online, by mail, by fax, or in person.

Submit your absentee ballot application by the specified deadline. Absentee ballots may be requested any time between 180 days prior to the election and the end of the business day on the Friday before Election Day. View a list of upcoming elections and registration deadlines on the Georgia Secretary of State’s election calendar.

You can submit your Absentee Ballot Application Online, by Mail, by Fax, and In-Person. Please visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s website for specific information on these options.

In addition, the Secretary of State’s Office has created a new Absentee Mail Ballot Online Application Portal https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov

BECOME A POLL WATCHER

With just less than 40 days to go before early in-person voting starts, Georgia Democrats need to sign up 1,000 more poll watchers before October 1st to make sure we can cover our priority polling locations across the state. We need your help.

We need poll watchers. We’re coordinating with the Democratic Party of Georgia (DPG). Please sign up to be a poll watcher: bit.ly/poll-watch-ga

PHONE BANKING OPPORTUNITIES

We are less than 60 days out from Election Day and are getting to the point where we need all hands on deck. If you are all able to volunteer once a week for an hour from now until Election Day, that would only be about 10 hours of your time over the next two months. It is critical that we all do the most that we can if we want to see Georgia light up blue for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. If we want Dr. Treva Gear representing us in the State Senate, we need to be on the phones making sure people are able to cast a vote for her.

We will be phone banking every Thursday from 4-7 pm and from 10-7 every Saturday. If you need to be trained on the phones we will be able to set that up as well. We are also working on starting text banking on Wednesdays and Saturdays as well. I will link the signup to Thursday phone banking here. If you are interested in any of these opportunities or have any questions please reach out to Nathan Lavender, Field Organizer for the Democratic Party of Georgia, Phone# (404)-861-3708; nathan@georgiademocrat.org

https://www.mobilize.us/georgiademocrats/event/307236/