Support fair elections by volunteering to serve on the DeKalb Voter Review Panel

Support fair elections by volunteering to serve on the DeKalb Voter Review Panel

Voter Review Panel is a team consisting of Democrats, Republicans, and non-partisan members working together to judge voter intent for unclear paper ballots.

During the 2020 primary election, DeKalb County processed more absentee ballots than usual. We expect even more for the 2020 general election. Therefore, we need extra help making sure all ballots are properly counted in a timely manner. Your volunteer efforts will help ensure that DeKalb is able to report its vote accurately and promptly.

A final schedule will be created and shared in October. Fill out this form or contact Elizabeth Burns if you have any questions before committing at lizroseburns@gmail.com.

DeKalb County Elections Call to Action

DeKalb County Elections Call to Action

In response to public outcry over the November 2018 mid-term election, DeKalb County Commissioners hired consultants to do a process review of the Elections Department. We now have the consultants’ report that addresses the problems that DeKalb voters face, and recommends solutions for avoiding the problems in the future. Implementing these recommendations before the general election is critical. However, the DeKalb County Elections Department has been slow to adjust and has pushed back on implementing the consultants’ recommendations.

The DeKalb County Board of Elections must immediately implement the following recommendations in time to meet the November 3rd election challenges:

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DeKalb County Democratic Committee’s 2020 Qualifying for Candidates Starts March 2

DeKalb County Democratic Committee’s 2020 Qualifying for Candidates Starts March 2

Interested in running for office? The DeKalb County Democratic Committee will be qualifying candidates to run for county offices, beginning March 2, 9:00 am and ending March 6 noon at the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections, 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032. (Room to be determined.) A notary will be available on site.

Candidate Qualifying Information may be found here and here.

And 2020 Qualifying Fees may be found here.

Please contact DeKalb County Democratic Committee Chair John Jackson Chair@DeKalbDems.com if you have any questions.

Looking For Neighborhood Organizers

DeKalb County Democratic Party Turning Georgia Blue
Looking For Neighborhood Organizers

We are actively seeking neighborhood captains for all DeKalb County area precincts.

Come be a part of the team!

Attend an Information Meeting on Precinct organizing Thursday, August 3, 2017 7:00-9:00 at the Manual Maloof Building in downtown Decatur.

#ResistanceSummer

Please join the DPG next Thursday, July 20 at 7pm to learn more about their #ResistanceSummer organizing program.
Join us by dialing 712-457-0200 Pin 6775.

It is a program centered around capacity building at the local level, that will enable each of your committees to:

Activate your existing volunteer base
Recruit new members
Engage new members
Reach out to low-turnout voters

The DPG is officially launching the program this week along with a digital ‘Commit to Vote’ card. The digital CTV cards will allow you to collect voter data like emails, cell phones, address, etc while also allowing you to recruit volunteers.

In order to take part in this organizing effort we ask that committees follow these simple steps.

Collect Commit to votes (Digitally or using actual cards)
Host volunteer phone-banks centered around calling low-turnout Democrats
Enter Data
Follow-up with card signers to recruit them for volunteer activities/opportunities
Follow-up with volunteers recruited over the phone to invite them for volunteer activities/opportunities
Repeat

If we follow this approach over the next few months we will have used valuable time establishing trust and engaging base voters who are our most valuable resource. For the past few years Georgia has consistently lost statewide elections with a vote deficit of 190,000 – 200,000 votes in state with a population of over 10,000,000 people.

Through doing our part and engaging with voters early on we are certain to increase the amount of voters who show-up during our November municipal elections and our Gubernatorial election next year.