State of Georgia Voting Requirements

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Georgia State Primary Election held on Tue May 24, 2022

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Received by Mon Apr 25, 2022

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Fri May 13, 2022

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Mon May 23, 2022 7:00pm EDT

Early Voting

Mon May 2, 2022 - Fri May 20, 2022

Local Elections

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 can request your ballot starting 78 days up to to 11 days prior to an election. No absentee ballots are issued on the day before or the day of an election.

  • Drop boxes are available at the Board of Registrars or Absentee Ballot Clerk offices or at any Advance (Early) Voting Site during open hours.

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
  • Other Government Issued Photo ID

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

  • 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 Photo ID from Local Government

Vote-by-Mail / Absentee

To request your absentee ballot in Georgia you should provide one of the following with the application:

  • Your Georgia Driver's License or State/non-driver ID Number
  • Expired Georgia Driver's License
  • Valid Georgia Voter ID Card
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Employee Photo ID from Local Government
  • Valid Employee Photo ID from Federal or State government
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Tribal Photo ID

If you do not have one of these requested forms of photo ID, a Georgia Voter ID Card can be obtained at no charge at your county registrar’s office or any Department of Driver Services Office.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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.