How to Register to Vote in GA
National Party Convention
The 2016 Election
How teens can influence the election
- Healthcare: Create "Medicare for All" . Believes that healthcare should be a right.
- Abortion: Prochoice. Legal abortions with no restrictions.
- Tax: Increase tax on wealthy people by progressive tax.
- Guns: People have the right to own guns. Improve on instant background checks.
- Immigration: Provide a safer path for citizenship for immigrants.
- Healthcare: Keep and improve Obama care. Lower drug costs. Protect women's rights to reproductive healthcare.
- Abortion: Pro choice. Reach out to teens to reduce teenage sex.
- Tax: Tax relief and create good paying jobs by investing in the economy.
- Guns: Strengthen background checks and gun control.
- Immigration: Create reform for a safer road for immigrants.
- Healthcare: Full repeal on Obama Care.
- Abortion: Pro life. Ban abortion except for in case of rape, health reason, etc.
- Tax: Tax relief for middle class.
- Guns: Strict on prosecuting criminals. Maintain right to bear arms. Against gun control.
- Immigration: Build wall across southern border.
Q: What is a battleground state?
A: A state in which no single party or candidate has overwhelming support in securing that state's electoral college votes.
Q: What are the importance of battleground states in an election?
A: Battleground states aren't completely Democratic nor Republican. Thus, candidates will focus on campaigning in the states to sway the result of the election.
Battleground States Map of 2016
Stances on Issues
- Build economy with the rich as the basis.
- Proportional Taxes.
- Use free market policy.
- Foster small business entrepreneurship.
- Reform tax codes.
- Simplify tax system to increase America's competition.
- Reduce corporate tax.
- "All of the Above" policy where citizens take advantage of all of the God-given natural resources.
- Develop new, efficient, energy saving coal fired plants.
- Build economy with a strong middle class.
- Lower poverty rates and unemployment rates.
- Cut taxes on middle class.
- Ban discrimination on hiring.
- Universal Worker Training Program.
- Reforms on health care insurance.
- Help communities fight back on foreclosures of neighborhoods.
- Ensure that every child will receive equal public education.
- Continue advocating for clean fossil fuel.
- Raise the minimum wage.
The Credential committee will see if the delegates are eligible. The delegates were chosen prior by primaries and caucuses.
The party platform will be created, and it must have a majority approval of the delegates.
Speeches are given by influential party leaders. It will bring up political enthusiasm among the delegates.
Delegates will nominate a nominee by majority vote. When the roll call begins, each of the delegate chairmen of a state will state their nominee or pass the turn. If there is no majority, there will be a continuous speeches and roll calling until there is a majority vote.
On the fourth day, the delegates pick a vice president candidate The process to elect a Vice President is the same as the President. After the voting ends, the president and vice president candidates will give out speeches.
Prerequisites for registration:
1) MUST be a US citizen.
2) MUST be a resident to GA.
3) Voter must be at least 17.5 years old to register and at least 18 years old on the day of the election.
- Complete the State of Georgia Application for Voter Registration and submit by mail or in person.
- Mail: mail application to address listed on form.
- In person: register in person at Georgia Department of Driver Services when you renew driver license.
- Military: use Federal Postcard Application and request an absentee ballot.
- Out of state residence: request an absentee ballot.
Click the faces to go to the corresponding candidate's campaign website
A party platform consists of the principal policy goals supported by a party.
Teens or anyone who cannot vote can still influence the elections in many ways:
1) Teens can speak about a candidate at a public meeting or to friends, families, and neighbors,etc.
2) Non-voters can put up campaign posters promoting a specific candidate.
3) Teens can raise money towards a campaign.
4) Teens can post their ideas and messages on politics through social media.
5) Students can wear a badge, ribbon, or shirt to support a candidate.
Q: What is one cause of battleground states?
A: One major cause is the increasing racial diversity, especially the increase in number of hispanics.
You CANNOT vote if:
1) You are serving a sentence for a felony conviction.
2) You are deemed to be mentally incompetent by a judge.
The National Party Convention is the meeting of party delegates every 4 years to choose a presidential candidate and write the party platform.