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Georgia Voting Quick Facts

Who Can Register to vote in Georgia

As Americans, no right is more precious than the constitutional right to select our leaders. Yet many of eligible Georgia citizens are not even registered to vote.

To register to vote in the State of , an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be a legal Resident of the county ,
  • Be at least 171/2 years of age to register and 18 years of age to vote
  • Not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude
  • Have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge

Learn more about Who Can Register To Vote in Georgia?

How Do I Register To Vote in Georgia

county board of registrars' office

Contact your local county board of registrars' office or election office, public library, public assistance office, recruitment office, schools and other government offices for a mail-in registration form.

Click here to Register Online

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

WHAT IS AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF IDENTIFICATION FOR VOTING

Georgia law requires Georgia residents to show photo identification when voting in person. This website is just one part of our comprehensive outreach and education program to ensure that citizens are aware of the photo identification requirement. Electronic versions of publications and press releases pertaining to this requirement are available here as well

You are not required to provide identification when you vote absentee by mail

What IDs are acceptable

  • Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free ID Card issued by your county registrar's office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)
  • A Georgia Driver's License, even if expired
  • Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
  • Valid U.S. passport ID
  • Valid U.S. military photo ID
  • Valid tribal photo ID

Bring one of these six forms of identification to vote.

Georgia's Voter Identification Card

If you do not have one of the six acceptable forms of photo ID, the State of Georgia offers a free ID Card. An ID card can be issued at any county registrar's office or Department of Driver Services Office free of charge.

To receive a voter identification card, the voter must provide:

  • A photo identity document or approved non-photo identity document that includes full legal name and date of birth
  • Documentation showing the voter's date of birth
  • Evidence that the applicant is a registered voter
  • Documentation showing the applicant's name and residential address

Learn more about Voting at the Polls on Election Day

Who Can Vote in Primary Elections in Georgia

Both Democrats and Republicans hold Open Primaries

Click here for additional information

Who Can Vote Absentee in Georgia

Absentee Ballot Application

  • Mail, fax, or present the form in person to your local County Board of Registrars Office

MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS

  • Your Georgia voting rights extend all over the globe and we want to make voting outside of your home county easy and efficient. Please refer to this website for important updates and notices. We look forward to serving you.
  • Military and overseas voters may now choose to receive their ballots either electronically or by regular mail. Please remember to include a valid email address on the application when requesting electronic ballot delivery (EBD).
  • You must register and request an absentee ballot in your State of legal residence by completing the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and submit it to your local election office.

Learn more about Voting By Absentee Ballot In Georgia

What If My Address Has Changed

Change of Residence

  • Voters are required to notify the board of registrars of their county of residence whenever they move.
  • If you move within the same county in which you are registered to vote and don't notify the registrar at least 30 days prior to an election, you may vote in your old polling place for that election. You must file a notice of your new address. This can be done by writing to your county board of registrars' office, or by submitting a new voter registration application.
  • If you move outside the county in which you are registered to vote within 30 days of an election, you may vote in your old precinct for that election.
  • If you move outside the county in which you are registered to vote in excess of 30 days prior to an election, you have lost your eligibility to vote in the county of your old residence. You must register to vote in your new county of residence. You will be assigned a new voting precinct and polling location. Remember, if you don't register to vote by the deadline, you cannot vote in that particular election.

College student

  • At School. If you move to a school address in Georgia with the intent of making it your fixed home, you can establish voting residency in Georgia.[7] If you move to a school address in Georgia, you can establish residency in Georgia if you have a present intention to remain at your Georgia school address for the time being, and intend to make it your principal home. An indefinite intention to move somewhere else at some future period will not prohibit you from establishing voting residency.[8] Any other interpretation of the residency laws is unconstitutional.[9] Likewise, any question or challenge made solely on the basis of your student or tuition status is invalid.[10]

Learn more about Movers/college students Voting

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When Is The Next Election?

Upcoming Elections Calendar - Election dates and deadlines - Check Georgia upcoming elections schedule

Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

On Election Day, polling places in Georgia are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. If you are 75 years of age or older or have a disability and you show up at the polling place between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., you will not be required to wait in line. Such voters should tell a poll officer if he or she wants to move to the front of the line.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use www.mvp.sos.ga.gov to check your Voter registration status,Mail-In application and ballot status,Poll location,Early voting locations and more. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

NO: Georgia does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

Can I Take Time Off For Voting?

Each employee in this state shall, upon reasonable notice to his or her employer, be permitted by his or her employer to take any necessary time off from his or her employment to vote in any municipal, county, state, or federal political party primary or election for which such employee is qualified and registered to vote on the day on which such primary or election is held; provided, however, that such necessary time off shall not exceed two hours; and provided, further, that, if the hours of work of such employee commence at least two hours after the opening of the polls or end at least two hours prior to the closing of the polls, then the time off for voting as provided for in this Code section shall not be available. The employer may specify the hours during which the employee may absent himself or herself as provided in this Code section.

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