Quiz: How much do you know about the 2020 elections?

WHO SAID civics isn’t fun? This quiz, put together by the League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia, will help you put your knowledge to the test. It might just be the most fun game in the paper this week (no offense to the crossword).

1. Which of the following is necessary in order for you to vote in Georgia?

A. You must have a valid state-issued ID.

B. The name on your ID must match the name on your voter registration exactly.

C. You must be a citizen of the United States.

D. You must not have voted previously in the same election.

E. All of the above

2. Voters must be 18 or older but poll workers can be as young as 16.

True

False

3. Who manages elections in Chatham County?

A. The Secretary of State

B. The Board of Elections

C. The Board of Registrars

D. The Chatham County Commission

E. All of the above

4. Absentee ballots are the same as mail-in ballots.

True

False

5. How many ways are there to cast an absentee ballot?

A. One

B. Three

C. Five

6. The race to fill Senator Johnny Isakson’s seat for U.S. Senate is called the "jungle election" because:

A. There is no primary

B. The winner takes all

C. In the case of a runoff, the two opponents could be from the same party

D. None of the above

E. All of the above

7. In the three Georgia races for national office this year, how many of the candidates are from Savannah?

A. Three

B. One

C. Eight

D. None

8. Which determines voting districts: the election or the U.S. Census?

A. The election

B. The U.S. Census

C. Neither

D. Both

9. In Georgia, if a candidate runs unopposed, their name is taken off the ballot and they are declared the winner.

True

False

10. Formerly incarcerated people can vote in Georgia.

True

False

Answers:

1: E. All of the above although proof of citizenship has never been enforced.

2: True

3: E. All of the above. The Secretary of State oversees the entire election process. The Board of Elections oversees the polls and poll workers. The Board of Registrars oversees early voting and absentee balloting. The Board of Elections and the Board of Registrars are managed and funded by the Chatham County Commission.

4: False. Five states hold elections via mail-in ballots only. Other states allow voters to vote absentee under certain circumstances. In Georgia, you do not need a reason to request an absentee ballot.

5: B. Three. You can cast an absentee ballot via the U.S. mail, by depositing it in a designated drop box or in person at the Board of Elections.

6: E. All of the above

7: B. One. The Reverend Raphael Warnock was born and raised in Savannah.

8: B. Voting districts are drawn based on population determined by the U.S. Census.

9: False

10: True. Formerly incarcerated people can vote if they are “off paper,” which means that they have served their time, paid their fines, completed whatever sentence was imposed.

The League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia is a chapter of the 100-year old national League founded in 1920 when the 19th Amendment passed giving women the right to vote. It is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to voter registration and education. The League’s mission is two-fold: Empower Voters. Defending Democracy.

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