Tuesday’s Legal Tidbit: Get Out and Vote in Georgia Today!

Today, July 31, 3012 is an Election Day all over the great State of Georgia.


The right to vote in this country, originally guaranteed under the 15th Amendment to the US Constitution, but denied to many women and people of color for most of the 20th century. This right to vote is one for which we marched in the streets and litigated in the courts before being made a reality for all US citizens by President Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That great piece of legislation has been upheld by the courts, US Presidents and local and state officials time after time over the past several decades. Today, the right to vote is a civil right which every United States citizen is born with and can exercise beginning at age 18.


On today’s  Georgia ballot, there are major issues and a variety of candidates with different perspectives. Whether and how you vote  ultimately will effect who runs the State under Georgia’s Golden Dome, how transportation issues will be handled, and how the education for our youth is administered. Your vote is your voice and it counts.


If you or someone you know has questions about your legal rights under criminal, family or personal injury laws in Georgia, please call  The Boddie Law Firm at 404-287-2393.

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