The Georgia U.S. Senate runoff election between Jim Martin and incumbent Saxby Chambliss takes place today, December 2nd. President-elect Barack Obama recently released a radio ad expressing his support for Jim Martin, and many volunteers and organizers in Georgia have been working non-stop since Election Day to help prepare for the runoff.
As Lee Goodall, the Georgia Campaign for Change Field Director, explained this morning in a message to supporters in Georgia:
In a runoff election like this one, it doesn't matter what the pundits and the pollsters say -- all that matters is who shows up at the polls.
The energy and enthusiasm we've seen throughout this election have proven that Georgians are ready for change. Now we just need to make sure we convert our momentum into votes.
With Jim Martin in the Senate, President-elect Obama will gain a crucial supporter, and Georgia will gain someone who will fight for the middle class and help rebuild our economy.
Supporters in Georgia can help by volunteering to Get Out The Vote tomorrow in your community. You can use our online look-up tool to find a GOTV staging area near you:
You can also help out by making calls to Georgia voters from home using the same online voter contact tools at My.BarackObama.com used during the general election. We'll provide you with a list of voters to contact and a short script, as well as the polling location info for the people who talk to.
Polls in Georgia are open Tuesday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. You do not need to have voted in the general election in order to vote in the runoff, although you do have to have been registered to vote in Georgia on or before October 6th, 2008. It's possible that your polling place may be different than in the general election, but you can look up your current polling place on the Georgia Secretary of State website now.