This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), I'm talking all things voting with Mo Ivory, Creative Council at Fair Fight Action. We have one party in our country doing everything they can to suppress the vote. While citizens are doing everything they can to vote safely in the Pandemic. Fair Fight Action was born out of the tightly contested 2018 Georgia governor's race between Now-Governor Brian Kemp and Stacy Abrams. From that adversity, Fair Fight Action was created to support free and fair elections across the country. Abrams has never conceded the 2018 race.
I asked Mo Ivory to walk us through the basics if you're voting by mail. If you haven't requested your absentee ballot, you should do so immediately. She goes on to walk us through the process step by step. The best part about absentee ballots this year is that you can track your ballot via the mvp.sos.ga.gov. Every voter should return their ballot as soon as possible. This way, if something is amiss, you will have an opportunity to correct any challenge.
For those voting early, Ivory reminds us to take the correct ID and wear a mask. She recommends that everyone take advantage of the early voting period between now and Oct. 30th when numerous locations are available to voters. In Fulton County, State Farm Arena has free parking and no lines.
I ask her about the traditionalist who will want to vote on November 3rd, the last day to vote for this election. She cautions people not to wait until November 3rd. She explains that many people may only be able to vote on November 3rd, and if everyone that can vote early will vote early, this will free up local precincts on election day.
Mo Ivory shares her family plan to vote together after a meal. Parents, siblings, and children will leave together and probably vote at State Farm Arena.
I ask Ivory how she came to be a voting rights advocate. She speaks to her parents, an immigrant mother and an African-American father who believed in America. She mentions her time at Spelman College and her career path in becoming an attorney.
For more voting information, Mo recommends IWillVote.com, and if you have any challenges call 866-OUR-VOTE.