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Early voting begins; mail-in ballots still available
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Rep. Jon Burns


You still have options if you would like to avoid the long lines on Election Day. Early Voting will begin Monday, October 12, across the state and will continue through October 30 in most locations. 

You can visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s website to determine where you can vote early in your county. 

Additionally, it isn’t too late to request an Absentee Ballot if you prefer to vote from home.

You can request an Absentee Ballot online from the Secretary of State, or you can reach out to your local Board of Registrars office and request one directly from your county. 

You can find the contact information for your county’s Board of Registrars’ office on the Secretary of State’s website.

You will need your full name, birthday, driver’s license number, and county of residence to request an absentee ballot. 

Once you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation of your request, and your local county Board of Registrars will mail you an absentee ballot.

Many counties are also still looking for poll workers. If you are at least sixteen years old and are interested in serving as a poll worker to protect our elections’ security, you may apply to serve at Secure Vote GA.

Georgia’s economic 

recovery strong, stable

The state of Georgia just released new revenue numbers for September, and they show good news for Georgia’s economy. Due to reporting errors between the state and local governments that date back up to five years, the state returned $240 million to local governments in tax collections this September.

However, before that distribution, Georgia’s tax collections were 7% higher than they were this time last year. 

Tax collection amounts are often used as a signal for an economy’s health and growth, and this growth shows the strength and vitality of our state’s economy. 

From July 1 through September 30 of this year, tax collection rates were $365 million higher than they were last year, an increase of around 6.3%. 

To see this type of economic growth during the difficulties we are all facing during the COVID-19 pandemic should give us renewed optimism about our state’s future.

As we move forward through the rest of this year, Chairman Terry England, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, and Chairman Blake Tillery, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, will be paying close attention to the state’s economic health.

You can rest assured that the House and Senate will, as always, craft a budget next Session that takes the needs of all Georgians into account and continues to make our state the best state in the country to live, work, and raise a family.

Thank you all for allowing me to represent Georgia House District 159. 

It is truly an honor to work for you and this great state. If you have any feedback, do not hesitate to call (404) 656-5052, email, or engage on Facebook. If you would like to receive email updates, please visit my website to sign up for my newsletter or email me.

Jon Burns represents District 159 in the Georgia General Assembly, where he serves as the House majority leader.