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After an individual registers to vote, they receive a precinct card with information notifying them where they are supposed to vote. The precinct card is supposed to be sent out within a month of registration.

Section 2(d) of Title 21 in the Official Code of Georgia states that: Each person submitting an application for voter registration shall be notified of the disposition of such application. In the event that the person is found ineligible, the person shall be notified of the reasons for ineligibility. Such notices shall be sent to the person in writing by nonforwardable, first-class mail at the mailing address listed on the application.

Without this card, many registered voters do not know where to vote, nor do they know if they are officially registered. Even individuals who know where to vote are often turned away without a card.

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Aaron F. I did not receive a precinct card, but I still attempted to vote. When I got there, I had the officials look me up, but they could not find me on the voter rolls, so I was told I couldn’t vote.

Ashley H. "I went to a precinct and was told that I couldn’t vote there, and that I needed my precinct card. When I asked where I was supposed to vote, they told me to search the mail for my precinct card"

Elizabeth G.

Elizabeth G. "I remember when all of my friends went to vote last year and I couldn't - it made me sad. I did not receive a precinct card and didn't know where to vote. I registered last year."

Sade B. I never received a precinct card but attempted to vote on election day. I was told I was not in the system and was not allowed to vote. Prior to election day I received something in the mail that said that my ID number did not match the state of Georgia's records. I attempted to rectify it online but was unsuccessful. I don't understand why I was not allowed to vote.

Valecia W. I tried to vote but they told me they could not find me on the voter rolls. I moved and had all my mail sent to my new address but did not receive a precinct card. They did not allow me to cast a provisional ballot.

But it doesn't end there...

Adrian H. I did not receive a precinct card, so I did not try to vote.

Alexis C. I did not receive a precinct card in the mail.

Alphonso M. The Secretary of State sent me a letter stating that my social security number did not match their records. I never received a precinct card, and thus didn’t attempt to vote.

Angela L. I did not receive a precinct card.

Angelica S. I did not receive a precinct card, but I attempted to vote on Election Day anyway. I was forced to cast a provisional ballot.

Anjellca F. I did not receive a precinct card.

Anna M. I did not receive my precinct and was refused at my polling site. They told me I wasn’t on the voter rolls.

Annie H. I did not receive my precinct card, and I didn't attempt to vote.

Antonio P. I did not receive a precinct card and because of this, I didn't try to vote. Not willing to take a photo.

Antonio S. I did not recieve a precinct card

Audrey M. I did not receive a precinct card and I was not allowed to vote at the polls because my ID had my old address on it and I didn’t have a Voter ID card.

Austin T. I did not receive a precinct card and I was told I was not on the voter rolls, despite registering.

Ayanna A. I did not receive a precinct card in the mail and I did not try to vote because I did not know where to go to vote.

Beverly B. I did not receive a precinct card and did not try to vote. I’ve been registered since 2013, and I recently moved to a different apt, but in the same building.

Beverly I. I did not receive a precinct card so I re-registered.

Bill M. I did not receive my precinct card, and did not attempt to vote due to this.

Brandon T. I did not recieve precinct card

Calvin M. I did not receive my precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Candra C. I registered to vote but didn't receive my precinct card. I then called my county clerk, and they told me that my ID had to have the same county address as the one in which I was voting. My ID doesn't, so I wasn't allowed to vote.

Carolyn H. I did not receive my precinct card and did not attempt to vote

Carolyn M. I did not recieve my precinct card

Charlene P. I did not receive my precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Charles D. I did not receive my precinct card.

Chelsea H. I did not receive a precinct card, but had I known where to vote I would have.

Chelsea H. I did not receive my precinct card, so I did not know where to vote.

Cheryl B. I did not attempt to vote and did not receive my precinct card. Due to this I didn't vote.

Currie F. I registered twice because I never received a precinct card.

D'Ariel M. I did not receive a precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Daniel C. My Cousin did not receive a precinct card and did not attempt to vote due to that.

Dante M. I did not receive my precinct card and did not attempt to vote due to this.

Dashaun C. I did not receive my precinct card.

Deauroly H. I did not receive a precinct card. When I attempted to vote I went to the wrong spot, and by the time I went to the right place, the polls were closed.

Dee M. I did not receive a precinct card and did not attempt to vote due to this.

Demario B. I did not my receive precinct card.

Deon S. I did not receive a precinct card so I did not vote.

Desirae D. I did not receive a precinct card or any correspondence from Fulton County. I did not attempt to vote.

Diamond P. I did not recieve a precinct card

Diasia W. I never received a precinct card

Dominique C. I did not recieve a precinct card

Duante H. I did not receive my Precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Dwayne M. I did not receive a precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Elizabeth G. I remember when all of my friends went to vote last year and I couldn't - it made me sad. I did not receive a precinct card and didn't know where to vote. I registered last year.

Eric W. I did not attempt to vote and did not receive my precinct card.

Ericka M. I did not receive my precinct card and voted early by provisional ballot.

Eugene F. I did not receive my precinct card. I moved, and am now homeless.

George C. I did not recieive a precinct card or voter registration card

Hadiyah M. I did not receive my precinct card, so I went to two different locations to try to vote, but the people at the locations were not very helpful.

Idus C. I did not receive my precinct card.

Imani W.

Imani W. I did not receive my precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Jabril M. I'm a student with a part time job in Physical Therapy. I did not receive a precinct card.

Jacquelin J. I did not receive a precinct card.

Jaizia P. I did not receive a precinct card.

Jalil T. I did not recieve a precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

James D. I did not receive a precinct card, but my mother received hers.

Janay B. I did not receive a precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Jasmin P.

Jasmin P. I recently moved but did not receive a precinct card.

Jeremy S. I did not receive a precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Jesse P. I did not receive a precinct card.

Jessie D. I did not receive a precinct card.

Joseph D. I cast an early provisional ballot but I did not receive a precinct card.

Jonathan J. I did not receive a precinct card. I attempted to vote but was sent to three different places. I never got a chance to vote.

Joshua Y. I did not receive a precinct card. I did not know where to go.

Keith J. I registered last year but did not receive a precinct card.

Kenneth S. I did not receive a precinct card and so did not attempt to vote.

Kelvin G. "I remember registering but I did not receive my precinct card. I did not know where my precinct card was so I didn't vote. Had I known, I would have."

Kerbin B. I did not receive a precinct card and so did not attempt to vote.

Khye B. I never received a precinct card.

Kia L. I did not receive a precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Kim H. I did not receive a precinct card.

Kimmethia H. I did not receive a precinct card. I went to vote but could not. I was told because I did not have a card I could not vote.

Lateshia W. I did not receive a precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Leobrado J. I did not receive a precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Lincoln W. I did not receive a precinct card and cast a provision ballot during early voting.

Lizaida H.

Lizaida H. I did not receive a precinct card and did not know where to vote.

Mantavious S. I did not receive a precinct card.

Marcus H. I did not receive a precinct card.

Marquise F. I did not receive a precinct card and did not know where to vote so I did not.

Melody P. I did not receive a precinct card.

Michael C. I did not receive a precinct card and so did not attempt to vote.

Micheal D. I did not receive my precinct card.

Miranda H.

Miranda H. I never received my precinct card and so did not have the information to vote.

Monica R. I did not receive my precinct card and did not vote.

Ms. Bell I did not receive my precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Olymphia C. I did not receive my precinct card and voted early by regular ballot. I recently moved in November.

Patricia R. I did not receive a precinct card. I could not vote because of extenuating circumstances.

Richard H. I did not receive a precinct card and did not have trasnportation in order to vote.

Richard J. I did not receive a precinct card.

Zann I. I did not receive a precinct card.

Rickey D. I did not receive a precinct card.

Rickey D.

Rickey D. I did not receive a precinct card.

Robert B. I did not receive a precinct card. When I went to vote I Was told my permit was not valid ID. I used a different ID and was able to vote.

Robert C. I did not receive a precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Rogers W. I was able to vote in 2012. I do not remember receving a precinct card in the mail.

Ryan M. I did not receive a precinct card. I moved from St. Louis and did not know where to vote.

Samantha M. I moved three months ago and did not receive a precinct card. I voted early and by regular ballot.

Santricia L. I did not receive my precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Scarlett G. I recently moved (in November), but did not receive my precinct card and was refused at my polling station.

Schanequa R. I did not receive my precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Shaniqua S. I did not receive my precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Shekeila B. I did not receive my precinct card and did not vote.

SirDominique W. I did not receive my precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Sonji C. I recently moved to Decatur, GA but did not receive my precinct card. I voted by regular balot on election day.

Steven B. I did not receive a precinct card and did not attempt to vote. I re-registered on 3/11.

Willie B. I did not receive a precinct card.

Stanley O.

Stanley O. My precinct card never came in the mail. A woman called and told me I had to change my address with the social security office in D.C. in order to receive a precinct card to my current address.

Steven B. I did not receive a precinct card and did not attempt to vote. I re-registered on 3/11.

Teporise N. I did not receive my precinct card and did not vote.

Terinny G. I did not receive a precinct card.

Terria S. I did not receive a precinct card and did not attempt to vote.

Tre B. I just moved but did not receive a follow up or precinct card when I re-registered.

Trellis C. I did not receive a precinct card.

Valencia B. I did not receive a precinct card and did not try to vote.

Vincent P. I did not receive a precinct card. I did not vote.

Wesley W. I did not receive a precinct card. I did not try to vote.