VOTING IN GEORGIA
 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Forms and Information

Registration Form (English)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
General / Primary / Special Election: Twenty-eight (28) days before Election Day
Runoff Election: Fifty-six (56) days before the Runoff Election

To find where to register in person, or for more information:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your County Board of Registrars

Online Registration

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
General / Primary / Special Election: Twenty-eight (28) days before Election Day
Runoff Election: Fifty-six (56) days before the Runoff Election

Election Day Registration

Currently, voters are NOT permitted to register to vote on Election Day.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which permits all voters to register at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration

Voters applying for or renewing a Georgia Driver's License, Non-Driver State ID, Hunting License, Fishing License, or Trapping License will be automatically registered to vote unless they Opt-Out.

Can you pre-register?

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

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation that will permit eligible voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16) as well as be eligible to be automatically registered to vote per the existing automatic voter registration guidelines.

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.

Address Confidentiality Program

Voters who are members of the Georgia VoteSafe Program may choose to keep their address confidential when registering to vote. Voters can go HERE for more information on registering, or how to join the program.

 

 
VOTING

Early Voting

Georgia ia a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all voters may vote an absentee ballot in person (aka "early vote). For hours and locations, voters can:

• Check their My Voter Page
• Visit the Official State Website
• Contact their County Election Office

BEGINS: Twenty-two (22) days before a General or Primary Election
ENDS: Four (4) days before Election Day

Primary Runoff Elections: Early voting will begin as soon as possible in advance of the Runoff. Voters can check HERE to find early voting hours and locations.

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.

Absentee Voting

Georgia Iowa is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all voters to vote an absentee ballot by mail or in person (aka "early voting").

Absentee Ballot Application (English)
Vote Early In Person

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Received four (4) days before Election Day

DEADLINE EXCEPTION
Hospitalized voters can have an absentee ballot delivered to the hospital by an election official on Election Day and during the five (5) days before Election Day.

For more info on Absentee Voting:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your County Board of Registrars

Do you need Voter ID?

Voters will be asked to present a photo ID on Election Day from an approved list of IDs. Voters can go HERE for more info.

NOTE: Voters who do not provide the required ID may vote a Provisional Ballot. See Provisional Ballots for more info.

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.

Provisional Ballots

Voters may have to vote a Provisional Ballot on Election Day if:

• the voter cannot provide the required photo ID
• their name is not on the registered voters list
• their right to vote is challenged
• their polling place was court-ordered to remain open after the polls closed

NOTE: Voters who vote a Provisional Ballot because they did not provide Photo ID have until 5:00pm Friday after Election Day to provide the required ID to their County Board of Registrars. Some counties allow voters to fax or email a copy of their ID, and hours may vary.

Check Provisional Ballot Status

Polling Hours

7:00am to 7:00pm, Eastern Time Zone

IMPORTANT: If you are in line by 7:00pm you are guaranteed the right to vote. Do NOT get out of line.

Primary Election Rules

PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Voters do not need to register with a party and may vote for any candidate in the Primary Election.

PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTIONS
• Voters who voted in the Primary Election MUST vote the same party in the Primary Runoff Election.
• Voters who did NOT vote in the Primary Election may vote for any candidate in the Primary Runoff Election.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. You must eighteen (18) or older to vote in a primary or primary runoff election.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which allows voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before a General, Runoff, or Special Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

Having a problem?

If you are experiencing difficulty voting, intimidation from poll workers or other voters, long lines, broken machines, a closed or incorrect polling station, or any other obstacle keeping you from casting your ballot, call the:

Election Protection Hotline
• English 866-687-8683
• Spanish 888-839-8682
• Arabic 844-925-5287
• Asian (multiple) 888-274-8683

 

 
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

College Students

Students from out-of-state attending college in Georgia, or students who already live in Georgia but attend college in another part of the state should visit the:

Official State Website
Campus Project

Military/Overseas

For more info on registering to vote and voting, Military and Overseas Voters can go to the:

Official State website
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Overseas Vote Foundation

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 may 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.

Have a disability?

Voters with a disability who need more information about accessibility and voting can visit the Official State Website.

 

 

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.