CPACS is committed in promoting and protecting human and civil rights. By collaborating with local and national organizations, we are able to advocate for individuals and the community as a whole.
Civic / Voter Engagement
CPACS is dedicated to helping immigrants fully integrate into society through advocating, educating, and upholding the civil and human rights of the immigrant and refugee communities by strengthening the community leaders, collaborating with partners and building alliances, and fostering civic engagement.
Georgia Immigrant Alliance for Civic Empowerment
Since 2016, the Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta have co-convened the Georgia Immigrant Alliance for Civic Empowerment, a coalition formed to strengthen civic engagement in Georgia. The Coalition members represent the diverse communities in Georgia, including African American, Hispanic and Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islanders, and Refugee communities. The organizations will be working together to increase voter turnout, assist prospective naturalized citizens, increase engagement in Census and redistricting conversations, and advance the stories of the various immigrant communities.
CPACS citizenship teachers are strongly committed to their students and preparing them to take the citizenship tests. This effort is clearly seen as 100% of CPACS students pass their citizenship test and become U.S. citizens.
COUNT ME IN! Your Voice and Vote Matters!
Important Voting Dates
- Election Day: Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 7 AM – 7 PM
- Deadline to Register to Vote: Monday, October 5, 2020
- Early Voting: Monday, October 12 – Friday, October 30
- Request/Receive Absentee Ballot: No deadline, but request at least 1 month before the election for mailing time. Must be received by close of polls on election day – ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov
10 TIPS FOR VOTING IN GEORGIA:
- REGISTER TO VOTE: The deadline to register is Monday, October 5, 2020.
- VERIFY THAT YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE AT YOUR CURRENT ADDRES: Go to www.mvp.sos.ga.gov
- VOTE EARLY: In Georgia, you can vote early in person or by mail. To get an absentee ballot, request online at ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov
- FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE: visit www.mvp.sos.ga.gov or call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8623) or call CPACS at 770-936-0969
- BRING PROPER IDENTIFICATION CARD: You must present photo ID in Georgia if you are voting in person.
- GEORGIA’S VOTER IDENTIFICATION CARD: If you don’t have a valid state or federal government issued photo ID, you can apply for a FREE voter ID card that can be issued at any county registrar’s office or DDS office.
- BRING A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER: Under federal law, you can bring a friend into the voting booth to help you translate.
- ASK FOR A NEW BALLOT IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE: Under federal law, you have a right to a new ballot if you make a mistake.
- DON’T LEAVE WITHOUT VOTING: Polls will be open from 7am to 7pm. As long as you are in line or inside your polling place by the time polls close, you have the right to vote.
- A PROVISIONAL BALLOT: Ask if you are in the right precinct. If there is a problem with your registration, ask for a provisional ballot.