Muscogee County By the Numbers

Muscogee County By the Numbers

This is part 2 of a four-part series on the upcoming election in 2024. If we expect to change the political landscape in Columbus, Georgia we cannot afford to wait until the last minute to get ready.

Part 2…The Numbers Don’t Lie
With a little less than a year until election day of 2024, it is safe to say that every vote counts. Back in November of 2020, Joe Biden headlined the general election as he was elected as the 46th president of the United States.

Muscogee County is the twelfth most populated county in the state of Georgia with over 196,000 inhabitants in 2020 and only 130,878 Muscogee County citizens were registered to vote which accounts for 65 percent of the total population at the time. There were 80,977 total ballots cast in 2020 which shows that roughly 62 percent of the Muscogee County registered voters participated in voting for that year’s general election.

As the 2024 election date draws closer, it is highly encouraged to get out and vote. Now why is it important to vote? Standing up and voting for a cause you are passionate about potentially leads to the changes that are deemed suitable for a community. As easy as it is to be active in the community with your actions and with your voice over specific causes, it is imperative to flex your right to vote. Voting gives citizens a right for their voice to be heard. There have been numerous occasions in the past where an election has been decided after a recount. That proves just how much your single vote matters. The power of your vote keeps a balance of power between the government and the people.

Muscogee County is home to five cities: Columbus, Upatoi, Fortson, Midland, and Fort Benning. There are 25 different precincts throughout the county. Your nearest precinct can be found on the Columbus, Georgia Elections and Registration website. There you can register to vote, whether it’s in person or by absentee ballot.

Currently there are over 206,000 individuals living in the county with approximately 144,000 registered to vote in 2024. That is a 10 percent increase in Muscogee County registered voters from the previous general election year of 2020.

What can you do? Make sure to stay informed of the candidates in your area. Read about the political issues locally as well as the issues in the national news. Social media is a huge factor in making your voice heard today. Promoting your stances on political issues publicly can tune more ears into your cause. So, flex your right to vote in 2024. Get the facts and make your stance because every vote counts.

– By Jarren Cottingham

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