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VOTER REGISTRATION


Registration Deadline: The voter registration deadline is generally 28 days before the election. Specific election dates and registration deadlines are available here.


Party Affiliation: Georgia has an open primary system; it is not necessary to be registered with the party to vote in primary elections.


 

VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS


Age: At least 17 1/2 years old to register and 18 to vote


Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen


Residency: Must be a legal resident of the county in which you wish to vote


Mental Competency: Have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge


Felony Convictions: Not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude


 

ID Requirements:


- Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a FREE Voter 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


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


 

OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM


Online: Georgia voter registration application or print a form..


In person: To obtain a hard copy of the Georgia voter registration application contact your local county board of registrars' office or election office

By mail/ in writing: Download a form and mail it to the Secretary of State(address found on form).


By fax: Contact your local board of registrars for faxing options.

 

VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS


Online: Verify your registration online.



 

ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS


Who can vote absentee: Any registered Georgia voter may vote by absentee ballot.


 

OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT


Online: Obtain form online.


In person: Obtain a form and present it completed to your local County Board of Registrars Office.

By mail: Mail a completed form to your local County Board of Registrars Office.

Military and overseas voting: Find more information at the Georgia Secretary of State's Military and Overseas Voter information page.

 

EARLY VOTING


Early voting qualifications: Early voting is the same as absentee in person voting and requires no further registration nor qualifications.


 

Other information for early voting: As Election Day approaches, your county may have multiple early voting sites and even extended hours. Voting times and locations for your precinct are available here.


 

QUALIFICATIONS


Verifying Registration: Georgia online voter registration verification.


Deciding how to vote: http://www.votesmart.org/

Problems with voting: Georgia voter complaint form


Verifying absentee ballot status: Use Georgia's "My Voter Page"

 


 


 

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