John Lewis, young Democrats, to march for early voting

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Rep. John Lewis. BRANT SANDERLIN / BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

U.S. Rep. John Lewis is no stranger to marching. 

The Atlanta Democrat on Monday will help teach millennials how it’s done as he and other elected officials lead a march through downtown Atlanta to mark the beginning of early voting.

Monday is the first day Georgian voters can cast in-person early ballots.

Lewis, Fulton County Chairman John Eaves and state Rep. Park Cannon, D-Atlanta, will lead young Democrats on a march from the Nelson Street Bridge, 309 Nelson St. SW, to the Fulton County Government Center, 30 Peachtree St. NW.

“On Monday, I will join dozens of young people who are doing their part by marching to the ballot box and exercising their right to vote,” Lewis said in a statement. “In all my years, I’ve never seen an election like this one. It is more important now than ever before for Georgia’s young people to march to the polls so that generations yet unborn can continue to fulfill the promise of America.”

The campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton asks the public to RSVP for the march here.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the state’s chief election officer, encouraged voters to use his office’s “My Voter Page” or to download the free “GA SOS” mobile app to find voting locations.

State law requires the polls to be open during normal business hours during early voting. There will be mandatory Saturday voting on Oct. 29, 2016 in all 159 counties.

 

 

 


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