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
How Do I Register To Vote in Georgia
Download, complete, and mail a voter registration application.
Click here to download the Mail-In Voter Registration Form
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
Department of Drivers Services
Registration is offered when you renew or apply for your driver's license at Department of Drivers Services license posts
Click here to view Agency-Based Voter Registration locations
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
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.
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.
- 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. 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. Any other interpretation of the residency laws is unconstitutional. Likewise, any question or challenge made solely on the basis of your student or tuition status is invalid.
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