Voters who have requested mail-in ballots can now drop off their completed absentee ballot at various locations throughout the state of Georgia, as an aid to prevent confusion with mailing back the completed ballot before Election Day.  On Wednesday afternoon, members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated gathered at the Decatur City Hall to celebrate this form of voting during the COVID-19 Pandemic, while previewing tonight’s Vice-Presidential Debate between incumbent Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris (D-California).

“I don’t think I can contain my excitement! She’s a lawyer like I am, she’s a Black woman, she’s a member of my sorority, it’s going to not only be a historic night but it’s going to be epic. I think we will see a contrast between the Biden-Harris campaign and the Trump-Pence campaign and their visions for America. You’re going to see a very clear course and vision for our country.”

The 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter released the following statement ahead of tonight’s Vice-Presidential debate:

“We need champions in the White House like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris who understand the values of working Georgians. Kamala Harris has the talent and charisma to lead our great nation as our next Vice President, and I know Americans will see that on full display during tonight’s debate.”

7.5 million Georgians are registered to vote in this year’s election, compared to 6.6 million people in the last presidential election in 2016. It is reflective of the enthusiasm heading into the General Election in the Peach State on November 3rd.

“It is one of the easiest and most important things that you can do,” said Democratic State Representative Dar’Shun Kendrick. “With the advances in technology, you can request an absentee ballot online, you can track it, drink a cup of coffee, and around the corner, you can drop it off in the dropbox. It is one of the easiest things you can do and I encourage everyone to take advantage of it.”

To that end, Donald Trump, Jr has talked about recruiting 50,000 poll watchers to ensure no malfeasance takes place. President Trump has said in last Tuesday’s debate, election results would be a “disaster” while raising unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud and instructing supporters to “go in” and “watch very carefully.”

“We already have poll workers and they are non-partisan so I’m not sure if he’s trying to instill fear into the system. However, we already have poll workers,” Kendrick explained.

State Reprentative Dar'Shun Kendrick, far left, is joined by members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated at Decatur City Hall in Decatur, Georgia on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. (Photo: Itoro N. Umontuen/The Atlanta Voice)

Itoro Umontuen currently serves as Managing Editor of The Atlanta Voice. Upon his arrival to the historic publication, he served as their Director of Photography. As a mixed-media journalist, Umontuen...

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