Voters lined up early at Henry W. Grady High School in Atlanta on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, to cast their votes. JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM

Georgians urged to sign up on National Voter Registration Day

Have you registered to vote in Georgia? If not, there’s still two weeks left.

Today is National Voter Registration Day, a holiday held on the fourth Tuesday of September to encourage people to sign up to vote.

Georgia has more than 6.8 million registered voters, a number that will likely grow before the state’s registration deadline arrives Oct. 9.

Those who register will be eligible to participate in the Nov. 6 election for governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams, Republican Brian Kemp and Libertarian Ted Metz, as well as elections for the U.S. Congress, secretary of state, attorney general, state schools superintendent and the General Assembly.

County election offices are bringing on additional employees to handle the volume of registration applications, said Candice Broce, a spokeswoman for the Secretary of State’s Office.

Anyone can check whether they’re registered and verify their voting information online or through a Georgia’s smartphone app. Voter registration applications can also be filled out on paper and mailed.

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