2022 Elections:
Black Voters Will Make the Difference

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California

Georgia

North Carolina

2022 Elections:
Black Voters Will Make the Difference

There is a lot riding on this year’s midterm elections. Not only will they determine which party controls the US House of Representatives and Senate, but, in states across the country, they will also decide state leadership, who sits on our courts, who leads our communities, who makes decisions about our childrens’ education, and so much more. The midterms will determine whether we maintain the progress we’ve made over the last two years or ….

But, you don’t have to wait until November’s midterm elections to flex your power! Primary elections, happening in states all across the country, will determine who is on the ballot in November. And, in California, Georgia, and North Carolina the stakes couldn’t be higher. Black voters in these states have an opportunity to hold elected officials accountable, demand meaningful change on behalf of our communities, and make their voices heard in key races.

Black voters will make the difference this year, and we know that when we show up for ourselves and our communities, we are all better for it.

Read on to find out everything you need to know to vote in your state’s primary election.

California

What will you see on your ballot?
  • The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives
  • Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner 
  • Member of State Board of Equalization
  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • State Senator and State Assembly Member
  • Some local offices, it will vary by locality
  • View your sample ballot here

You may view a certified list of all candidates here

How do I check my voter registration status?
Check your voter registration status here
When are polling places open on election day, Tuesday, June 7th?
Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

If you live in a county that is conducting elections under the California Voter’s Choice Act, please visit that web page for more information.

Where can I find my polling location?
Click here to find your polling location
Identification Needed for Voting
In most cases, a California voter is not required to show identification to a polling place worker before casting a ballot.

However, if you are voting for the first time after registering to vote by mail and did not provide your driver license number, California identification number or the last four digits of your social security number on your registration form, you may be asked to show a form of identification when you go to the polls. For a complete list of acceptable forms of ID click here

Can I vote early in the June 7th primary election?
Yes. One or more early voting locations will be available in all counties for at least ten days prior to the June 7, 2022, Primary Election. To find an early voting location, click here

Voting locations will offer voter registration, replacement ballots, accessible voting machines, and language assistance.

Important Links and Resources
Voting by mail: County elections officials mail vote-by-mail ballots to all active registered voters. Answer all of your vote-by-mail questions here

Do you have other questions we didn’t answer? No problem! You can call your local elections office. Find the phone number here OR call the Secretary of State’s toll-free Voter Hotline at (800) 345- VOTE (8683)

Georgia

What will you see on your ballot?
  • The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives
  • ​​Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Agriculture Commissioner, Labor Commissioner, Insurance Commissioner, Public Service Commissioner
  • Georgia State Senate and Georgia House of Representatives 
  • Georgia Supreme Court and Appellate Court 
  • Some local offices, it will vary by locality
  • View your sample ballot here 
How do I check my voter registration status?
Check your voter registration status here 
When are polling places open on election day, Tuesday, May 24th?

Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Anyone in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Where can I find my polling location?
Click here to find your polling location
Identification Needed for Voting
Georgia requires photo identification when voting, either in person or absentee.

For a list of acceptable identification, click here

Can I vote early in the May 24th primary election?
Yes, you can vote early. Early voting lasts from Monday, May 2nd to Friday, May 20th and includes Saturday and weekend voting. For your country’s early voting hours and locations click here
Important Links and Resources
Apply to vote by mail here

Do you have other questions we didn’t answer? No problem! You can call your local registrar’s office. Find the phone number here 

North Carolina

What will you see on your ballot?
  • The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives
  • The N.C. General Assembly
  • The N.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
  • Some local offices, it will vary by locality
  • View your sample ballot here
How do I check my voter registration status?
Check your voter registration status here
When are polling places open on election day, Tuesday, May 17th?

Polling places are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Anyone in line at 7:30 p.m. will be able to vote.

Where can I find my polling location?
Click here to find your polling location or search using your address here
Identification Needed for Voting
No, you do not need identification to vote in North Carolina. You can read more about the law here
Can I vote early in the May 17th primary election?
Yes, you can vote early. Early voting lasts Thursday, April 28th to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14th.   

Find your one-stop early voting polling location here

Important Links and Resources
Apply to vote by mail here

Do you have other questions we didn’t answer? No problem! You can call your county board of elections. Find the phone number here

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Black people have too much at stake to not have our voices heard and our needs addressed. Now is our chance to unrig the rules, level the playing field, and put into place policies that work for all of us. But we can’t do it without you. Sign up for one of our voter engagement and mobilization events here!