Georgia Votes: Akon Adichol

The rising model tells V what she hopes will come out of this election.

“The work hasn’t stopped. We still need to show up and show out. It is very important to vote in this run-off election because the power balance is in Georgia and your voices do matter. The senate is vital and it has control over the big issues like healthcare, education, climate change, criminal justice and voting reform. It is important to shed light on the health disparities in America. Bringing awareness and a public spotlight on inconsistencies in health status is significant,  especially changes unfolding in the manner by which medical care is delivered and financed.

“Eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health will require improved endeavors at preventing illness, promoting health, and delivering appropriate care. What happens on the local, state, and national levels makes a huge difference in what kind of a future there is for me. Society is a form of extended family and I would like for my contribution to society to be positive. I am hoping to see major issues being resolved by going in and fighting them against it at the root of the problem, instead of dealing with symptoms.

“I would be more happy if there were less fanaticism, more cooperation, fair trade, and fighting against poverty. I think it’s very important for us to keep a positive attitude and find creative ways to make a meaningful difference and impact [each] other’s lives. It does not matter how large or small [the impact is], just the energy [itself] creates change. I believe that change does not wait and every day is a new day to accomplish something new. [We must] learn to take initiative and [get] the ball rolling. Getting everyone involved to start up help in your community or create sponsored eventswe can do that through volunteering or helping out some of your local non-profit organizations that meet real community needs.”

Election Day

If you’d like to vote in-person for this election, just make sure you’re registered and plan out your Election Day plan so you have the time to go and vote on January 5th, 2021. Find your local polling station here, and remember how important it is to exercise your right to vote!

Need a ride to the polls? Plus1Vote is partnering with Uber to provide free rides for the current Georgia senate runoffs! You can use the voucher code “VoteGA”  for a free ride on January 5th! Available here.


Absentee Voting

You can also vote absentee for the Georgia Senate runoff.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot was December 15th.

To do so you can complete this application online (you’ll need your county, state ID number, birth date, and legal name). You can also fill out this PDF and return it to your county board of registrars via mail or email.

Absentee ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, January 5. You can also drop off your ballot at an official county drop box up until 7 p.m. on Election Day. Check your county’s election website for details and dropbox locations.

For more information, head to Plus1Vote for all of your voter questions.

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