In The Community, the NGP & NGPAF reached out to Georgians through more than:
- 10M calls, texts and door knocks
- 3.1 Million+ Texts Sent
- 2.8 Million+ Phone Calls Made
- 1.28 Million+ Door Knocks
- 6,500+ voters Registered
- 1,500+ Volunteers Completed a Shift
- All Eyes on The Action
All Eyes on GA’s Black and Young Voters
With early voting finished across the state, the enthusiasm among Black and young voters in this runoff is clearer than ever.
- Black voters make up a larger share of the early vote than they did at this point in the general election, with Black women and older Black voters showing up in especially high numbers.
- Young people are increasingly showing up to the polls:
- More than 34,000 Georgians under 35 who didn’t vote at all in the general election have now voted early in the runoff.
- This includes more than 14,000 Black Georgians under 35.
- NGPAF is also successfully turning out young and infrequent voters who did not vote in November in numbers that surpass Joe Biden’s margin of victory.
- 25% of the Georgians under 30 engaged by NGPAF have now voted, compared to a 21% turnout statewide.
- Nearly 30,000 people targeted by NGPAF who did not vote in 2020 have now voted. Another 20,000 who voted on Election Day in the general election have now early voted.
- Low propensity voters engaged by NGPAF are outpacing low propensity voters statewide.
All Eyes on Election Protection — Supporting Voters
- NGP and its teams statewide continue to remain diligent in its promise to advocate and protect voting rights. Our organization continues to activate volunteers and activists at key voting locations to ensure voting processes are fair and just while also bridging gaps of equity and equality for all Georgians.
Rides To The Polls
- NGP continues Free Rides to the Polls Program for voters who need transportation assistance and support. Rides can be requested statewide by calling the hotline (1-800-874-1541.) Vehicles are also handicapped accessible. We gave almost 700 rides in the early voting period in December across the state.
- While long voting lines aren’t preferred and should not be the norm, we know that at some polling locations across the state they exist – therefore, we’ve worked to stand-up line warming programs to ensure voters remain in line, comfortably. As we continue to track lines across the state on Election Day our Election Protection teams will provide water, snacks, PPE, hand warmers, foot warmers, ponchos, and more. In addition, we’ll continue to provide entertainment at key precincts like, jugglers, bands, duets, stilt walkers, and more.
Poll Monitors & Chaplains
- Both poll monitors and poll chaplains will be on-site at select precincts to keep voters informed and report issues (in real-time) to our rapid response teams and Election Protection Hotline
Election Protection Hotline
- Trained Election Protection volunteers and staff are continuing to standby as voters utilize our hotline to ask questions, address concerns, report issues, and support voters who might need to cast provisional ballots. The hotline will be live through Election Day and beyond: 1-888-910-1338.
- On December 17, four lawsuits were filed on NGP’s behalf, contenting that four Georgia counties (Bibb, Clarke, Houston, and Paulding) failed to offer advance voting on all dates required by Georgia law.
- We are dedicated to utilizing every tactic to ensure votes are counted. Georgia allows for voters to correct their ballots so they are counted until Friday at 5pm after Election Day. We have already started the ballot curing process with our team both calling and canvassing voters whose ballots have been rejected, to ensure they follow necessary steps for their vote to count. This work will continue and increase after Election Day through the Friday deadline.
Last Night’s “Celebrate Georgia!” Concert
- A partnership with Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote, featuring Common, Jeezy, Janelle Monáe, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington and more.
- Yesterday, NGP alongside When We All Vote served as title sponsor of the “Celebrate Georgia” Drive-In Concert. In case you missed it, view the live streamed event here.
- “Georgia Makes History” PSA Activist and rapper Michael Render (a.k.a. Killer Mike) joined us to encourage fellow Georgians to vote in a new NGP Action Fund PSA. It was written by New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach (Go the F**k to Sleep).