LIST: Important dates, deadlines for the upcoming 2020 election

LIST: Important dates, deadlines for the upcoming 2020 election
2020 Election Dates (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The 2020 election is right around the corner.

In anticipation of the election, there are some important deadlines to remember to make sure your vote counts.

Important date Date
Election Day November 3, 2020
Deadline to Register to Vote October 5, 2020
Deadline to Register to Vote By Mail (postmarked by) and In-Person October 5, 2020
Deadline to request a ballot by mail (received by) October 30, 2020
Early Voting October 12-30, 2020
Georgia State Mandated Voting October 24, 2020

Absentee ballots should be mailed in as soon as possible.

In Dougherty County, voters also have an extra advanced opportunity on Sunday, Oct. 25, to make their voice heard.

If you are not registered to vote in Georgia, you can register online or you can register at your county’s election office.

Currently, the Secretary of State’s Office said testing is underway for an online portal to make it easier to request absentee ballots in the future and for county officials to process the dramatic increase in absentee ballots seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Copyright 2020 WALB. All rights reserved.