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During the last legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed Senate Bill 37, a bill that this election will allow voters to decide whether state agencies can enter multi-year lease agreements.
Since early voting began last week, more than 500,000 voters have cast ballots either in person or by absentee ballot. To join these early voters, find polling locations near you by logging into My Voter Page or visiting the poll locator.
The opportunity to earn a living and be self-supporting is a broadly held goal by Americans. Work is a foundation of stability for individuals and can give one’s life meaning and purpose. Unfortunately, the rate and level of employment for people with disabilities is staggeringly low. Labor force participation is 22% for people with disabilities as compared to 69% for people without disabilities.
In these weeks leading up to the general election, military and overseas voters can receive ballots electronically when they log into My Voter Page.
If you'd like to vote in the November 6 General Election, you'll need to register by today. To register, you must be a U.S. citizen and a legal resident of the county you're registering in, and by election day, you must be at least 18 years old. You can register online, fill out and send in a Voter Registration Application, or visit your county voter registration office.
Starting in January 2013, Georgia State War Veterans Homes will charge veterans a reasonable, daily fee of $22.42 to cover medical and nursing care expenses. The local veterans’ service offices in Augusta and Milledgeville will help veterans apply for federal benefits to defray these costs.
By November 16, state officials will need to inform the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services whether Georgia plans to establish its own health insurance exchange, a decision that will at last offer some clarity about the Affordable Care Act's implementation.