Ministers offer voters ride to polls - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Ministers offer voters ride to polls

October 26, 2004

Albany -- Albany Baptist Ministers say next week's election is too important to sit out. The Ministers are calling on all registered voters to Get Out to Vote. And they are pledging to help everyone in Dougherty County get to the polls so they can vote next Tuesday.

20 Albany Baptist Ministers gathered at the Beulah Baptist Church to finalize plans for next Tuesday, election day. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Reverend Dr. Daniel Simmons said "The November Second election is of the utmost importance."

So important that the Ministers have joined together to make sure that anyone in Dougherty County who needs help getting to the polls, will get it. Simmons said "We understand that one of the barriers to getting to the polls is transportation. So we are removing that barrier, by providing free of cost, a ride to the polls to anyone who desires a ride."

The Ministers assure they are non-partisan, and will not try to influence voters. They just want to make sure everyone in Dougherty County gets the opportunity to exercise their right to vote.

Simmons said "There are some issues in this election that are going to impact people's lives not only for the present, but for the distant future. And so we want to make sure the voices of the people are heard in this election."

From 7 AM until 7 PM November Second, The Albany Baptist Ministers will give you a ride to the polls from anywhere in Dougherty County.

Call 436-0920 or 439-7842 to arrange transportation to vote.

posted at 4:17 PM by jimw@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • American Red Cross preparedness tips ahead of flash flooding

    American Red Cross preparedness tips ahead of flash flooding

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:12:40 GMT
    The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)
    The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)

    Here in Southwest Georgia the American Red Cross has been working the last couple of days to prepare for the storm.  The American Red Cross has been getting their relief supplies ready across the 19 county region.  

    More >>

    Here in Southwest Georgia the American Red Cross has been working the last couple of days to prepare for the storm.  The American Red Cross has been getting their relief supplies ready across the 19 county region.  

    More >>
  • Albany fraternity chapter holds blood drive for Memorial Day

    Albany fraternity chapter holds blood drive for Memorial Day

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:04:00 GMT
    Psi Delta Tau held their first blood drive in Albany Saturday. (Source: WALB)Psi Delta Tau held their first blood drive in Albany Saturday. (Source: WALB)
    Psi Delta Tau held their first blood drive in Albany Saturday. (Source: WALB)Psi Delta Tau held their first blood drive in Albany Saturday. (Source: WALB)

    With Memorial Day around the corner, one Southwest Georgia military fraternity decided to host a blood drive in honor of fallen soldiers and to give back to the community.  Psi Delta Tau Military Fraternity Incorporated held the event at a neighborhood Wal-Mart to help those in need.  

    More >>

    With Memorial Day around the corner, one Southwest Georgia military fraternity decided to host a blood drive in honor of fallen soldiers and to give back to the community.  Psi Delta Tau Military Fraternity Incorporated held the event at a neighborhood Wal-Mart to help those in need.  

    More >>
  • A huge feeding bringing hope to the community

    A huge feeding bringing hope to the community

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:52:00 GMT
    St. James Missionary Baptist Church held their 3rd Annual Community BBQ Event on Jackson St. in Albany. (Source: WALB)St. James Missionary Baptist Church held their 3rd Annual Community BBQ Event on Jackson St. in Albany. (Source: WALB)

    The weather didn't stop one Albany church from having a nice southern barbeque.       St. James Missionary Baptist Church held their third annual 'Unity in the Community BBQ event' Saturday.  They gave away hundreds of food and clothing items. 

    More >>

    The weather didn't stop one Albany church from having a nice southern barbeque.       St. James Missionary Baptist Church held their third annual 'Unity in the Community BBQ event' Saturday.  They gave away hundreds of food and clothing items. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly