State of Georgia Voting Requirements

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Local Elections

Georgia Municipal Special Election Runoffs held on Tue Oct 19, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Received by Mon Sep 20, 2021

Absentee Ballot Request

Fri Oct 8, 2021

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:00pm EDT

In-Person Absentee Voting

Mon Sep 27, 2021 -
Includes all Georgia Municipal Special Election Runoffs on October 19, 2021. Contact your Local Election Office for more information.

Atlanta City Elections held on Tue Nov 2, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Received by Mon Oct 4, 2021

Absentee Ballot Request

Fri Oct 22, 2021

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 2, 2021 7:00pm EDT

In-Person Absentee Voting

Tue Oct 12, 2021 -

Georgia Municipal General Elections held on Tue Nov 2, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Received by Mon Oct 4, 2021

Absentee Ballot Request

Fri Oct 22, 2021

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 2, 2021 7:00pm EDT

In-Person Absentee Voting

Tue Oct 12, 2021 -
Includes all Georgia Municipal General Elections on November 2, 2021. Contact your Local Election Office for more information.

Georgia Municipal Runoff Elections held on Tue Nov 30, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Received by Mon Nov 1, 2021

Absentee Ballot Request

Fri Nov 19, 2021

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:00pm EST

In-Person Absentee Voting

Tue Nov 2, 2021 -
Includes all Georgia Municipal General Elections on November 2, 2021. Contact your Local Election Office for more information.

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

Any voter may vote early at designated early voting sites. Availability and schedules for early or advance voting vary by county

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot by mail, fax, email (as an attachment), or in person at local registrar’s office.

You must file a separate application for each election for which you are requesting an absentee ballot unless you are over 65, with disability, or are a military or overseas citizen.

You may file your application up to 78 days prior to the date of the election. No absentee ballots are issued on the day before or the day of an election.

You are eligible to vote in Georgia if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Georgia
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day

You are NOT eligible to vote in Georgia if:

  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony

You may preregister to vote in Georgia

  • at the age of 17-1/2

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Georgia if:

  • You reside in Georgia but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Georgia
  • You provide a valid photo student ID from a public college/university in Georgia at the polls

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Georgia you should provide one of the following:

  • Your Georgia Driver's License Number
  • Your Georgia ID Number
  • Other Government Issued Photo ID

If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide proof of residency. Acceptable proof includes:

  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address

If you are voting by absentee ballot under the Uniform and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act you are exempt from this requirement.

Voting In-Person

In Georgia, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid Employee ID with Photo from State Government
  • Valid Georgia Voter ID Card with Photo
  • Expired Georgia Driver's License
  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Georgia Driver's License
  • Valid Employee ID with Photo from Federal Government
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Georgia Issued ID
  • Valid Employee ID with Photo from Local Government

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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If you registered for an absentee ballot by mail and did not submit a copy of one of the required forms of registration identification, you will receive notification with your ballot package. Copies of any ID's must be placed in the outer envelope when you return your voted ballot. Voted ballots must be received by local registrars by 7:00 pm on Election Day.