Voting In Georgia

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 9, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote or update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid Georgia Driver's License or non-driver State ID to register online.

DEADLINE | General, Primary, or Special Election: Twenty-eight (28) days before the Election.
DEADLINE | Runoff Election: Fifty-six (56) days before a Runoff Election.

Check HERE for registration deadlines or contact your County Election Office.

Paper Form Registration

Voters can register to vote in-person, or they can download and print a form that can be mailed, emailed or hand delivered to their County Board of Registrars. Voters needing to keep their address confidential and who meet eligibility requirements can register under the VOTE SAFE program.

DEADLINE | General, Primary, or Special Election: Twenty-eight (28) days before the Election.
DEADLINE | Runoff Election: Fifty-six (56) days before a Runoff Election.

Check HERE for registration deadlines or contact your County Election Office.

Election Day Registration

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Georgia voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

YES. Eligible voters applying for or renewing a Georgia Driver's License or Non-Driver State ID Card will be automatically registered to vote unless they Opt-Out. Eligible voters applying for or renewing a Georgia hunting, fishing, or trapping license will be automatically registered to vote unless they Opt-Out.

Have you moved

If a registered voter has moved within the state of Georgia but has not updated their voter registration information.

NEW Address, SAME County
Voters can vote at their old polling place for that Election but must update their voter registration with their new address afterwards.

NEW County LESS than 30 Days before an Election
Voters can vote at their old polling place for that Election but must update their voter registration with their new address afterwards.

NEW County MORE than 30 Days before an Election
Voters must update their voter registration before the registration deadline to be eligible to vote.

Click HERE to find your Polling Place.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. Voters who are 17 1/2 years-old and will be eighteen (18) on or BEFORE the Election may register.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

VOTING

ID required to vote?

PHOTO ID REQUIRED. Voters are required to provide photo ID from a list of acceptable form of identification.

Voters who do not provide the required ID may vote a Provisional Ballot. Tne Provisional Ballot will only be counted if the voter provides the required ID at their County Registrar's Office within three (3) days of the Election.

Voters who are struggling to get an ID from the State of Georgia can get outside help from Spread the Vote, VoteRiders, or Carpool Vote.

Absentee Voting?

YES. Georgia is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters can request an absentee ballot. Voters can download and print a form which can be mailed, faxed, emailed or hand delivered to their County Board of Registrars. ID will be required if this is the voter's first time voting.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received by the Friday before Election Day.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. Georgia is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to vote an absentee ballot by mail.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more information.

Early Voting?

YES. All registered voters may vote early In-Person. Click HERE to find early voting locations or contact your County Election Office.

In-Person Early Voting begins on the fourth Monday before a General or Primary Election or as soon as possible prior to a Runoff. Early voting ends the Friday before Election Day.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Georgia should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Georgia.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Georgia.

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a felony will have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration
  • completing their parole
  • completing their probation
  • paying court costs, fines, and/or restitution

ADDITIONAL INFO
• It is unclear which fines my keep a voter from registering so contact your election officials to determine if you're eligible.
• Voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more info.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.