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RSJI: Voter Engagement

As Reform Jews, we believe democracy is strongest when everyone participates – and it suffers when citizens are denied access to the voting process. We encourage all Georgians to exercise their right to vote and we will be working to make the process easier.

At RSJI, we are focused on 3 non-partisan initiatives aimed at increasing voter access and voter engagement.

Absentee Voting

We encourage everyone to consider voting by mail.  It is not too early to request your absentee ballots for both the August primary runoff and the November general election.  Click here for easy to follow steps.


In today’s technology driven environment, hand written cards still have an impact.  We need volunteers to write postcards that include important information on how to request absentee ballots, early voting dates, and other reminders. We will provide postcards, names/addresses, writing guidelines and stamps. If interested, please email Susan Gordon for details.

Poll Workers

As we learned from the recent primary, Georgia has a critical shortage of capable poll workers.  This is attributable to 2 factors: 1) Poll workers typically are older retirees.  Because of being in the high -risk category for Covid-19, many seasoned poll workers are not comfortable working in polling locations and 2) Working the new voting machines requires training and some comfort with technology. 

We encourage individuals who feel comfortable being trained and working on election day to apply for a poll worker position.  Ideally, a number of our younger congregants and congregants with a legal background will be able to help with this important task. Please note that poll workers may only work in the county in which they reside. For details, please visit and review this document: Poll Worker Requirements by County. 

We will be posting phone banking opportunities with non-partisan organizations for interested Temple members.

The Temple does not endorse candidates or political parties.

We believe that everyone has the right to vote and to vote for the candidates of their choosing

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