Welcome to the Hawkinsville Democracy Center. At this Democracy Center we will help you with all your voting needs. We offer the following services:
- Check Your Voter Registration
- Register to Vote
- Restore your Voting Rights
- Arrange a free ride to the polls
- Pick up a Photo ID Requirements Card

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Hawkinsville Democracy Center

Voting in Georgia

Check Voter Registration

Check Your Registration

Make sure you are vote ready. Click the link below to check your voter registration status to make sure that you are ready for any Georgia election.

Check Registration
Register to Vote

Register to Vote

To register to vote you must be:
-A citizen of the United States.
-A legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you wish to vote.
-At least 17 1/2 years of age to register and 18 to vote.

You may NOT register to vote if you:
-Are currently serving a sentence for a felony.

-Have been ruled mentally incompetent by a court.

Register to Vote
Get your rights restored

Restoration of Rights

Effective January 2, 2024 All applications must be submitted electronically using the link below.
Request Restoration

Please sign into your account to periodically check on the status of your online application. Please also check your email regularly as there may be correspondence requesting additional information.

If you were previously granted a pardon or restoration of rights and you would like a copy of the order, please send an email to: Pardon.Inquiries@pap.ga.gov. Copies are only available via email.

Restoration of Rights

Postcarding Parties

We have held postcarding parties for the general election with our team and volunteers on August 13th, August 27th, September 10th,September 24th, October 1st, and the last one on October15th. Here are photos from different parties with our team members and volunteers. Also, here are photos of us mailing the postcards. We have completed and mailed approximately 1000 postcards.

Hawkinsville Virtual Phone Banking Parties

During our phone banking parties for the general election, we made 600 phone calls to black infrequent registered voters in Pulaski County, Georgia. Our phone banking parties were held virtually via Zoom and were available for anyone nationally to participate in using CFCG’s phone banking platform. We held our phone banking parties on October 29th and November 5th for the general election. We are also currently mobilizing for the Georgia runoff and making phone calls to frequent black voters in Carroll, Richmond, and Fulton Counties. We have held a party on November 19th, calling voters in Carroll and Richmond, and we will be holding upcoming phone banking parties on November 26th and December 3rd.

Democracy Center in the News!

Our monthly newspaper article is published in the Hawkinsville Dispatch and News, the local newspaper. For the past year or so, we have been posting our quarterly newsletter in the Dispatch. However, we have decided in the summer of 2022 to begin producing a monthly newspaper article that is more focused on democracy-related content in order to spark a sense of awareness and interest in the community. The monthly article is written by the Founder of The Newberry Institute, Dr. Julius G. Johnson.

Healthy Cooking Demo's at Rosa's Food Pantry

Rosa’s Food Pantry was established in 2020 in honor of Dr. Julius Johnson's (our Founder) mother, Rosa Marian Johnson, who was born in Hawkinsville and loved to cook hearty, healthy meals for everyone who entered her home. At Rosa's, we promote health and wellness in the community and believe that healthy food is the medicine to heal ourselves. Healthy eating is our healthcare! We distribute free food to the community every Thursday and Friday. The Pantry relocated to the kitchen inside of The Plow and Pew Democracy Center in September 2022. In order to promote community health and wellness, we have been recording healthy cooking demonstrations by cooking meals with food inside of the pantry. While the beneficiaries are picking up their food, they are able to watch the cooking demonstrations on our flatscreen TV inside of the Democracy Center, and we provide them with a print-out of the recipe used to cook the meal. The meal is also available for the beneficiary to taste while picking up their food.