Fair Count urges Georgia voters to cure provisional ballots by Friday (Nov. 6) deadline

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ATLANTA — Fair Count Inc. is urging all Georgians who voted on Nov. 3 with a provisional or “paper” ballot to make sure they’re counted by calling 866-OUR-VOTE or visiting 866OurVote.org.

The message will reach voters through a major radio ad buy, phone and text outreach, and help from state and local media.

“If you voted Tuesday with a provisional ballot, you may need to take additional steps to make sure your vote counts,” said Fair Count Vice President Dr. Jeanine Abrams McLean. “It’s crucial you make sure your vote is counted, especially in a year with such close races and high stakes. Regardless of who you voted for, every vote counts.”

There are a number of reasons a voter might be asked to cast their ballot provisionally. Some reasons, like not having sufficient ID, require that the ballot be “cured,” or fixed, within three days. Other reasons, like voting on paper ballots because the voting machines went down or because the polling location was ordered to stay open later, require no further action.

Fair Count is urging all voters who voted provisionally, especially if they just need to show sufficient ID, to make sure their votes are counted and their voices are heard.

“Just call 866-OUR-VOTE or visit 866OurVote.org,” Abrams McLean said. “They’ll tell you exactly what to do.”

Founded by Stacey Abrams in 2019, Fair Count Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to ensuring a fair and accurate count of all people in Georgia and the nation in the census, elections, and redistricting processes, and to strengthening pathways to greater civic participation. For more information, visit faircount.org.

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