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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.


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



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.



Online: Verify your registration online.

Phone: Contact your local county registrar office to check the status of your application.



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



Verifying Registration: Georgia online voter registration verification.

Deciding how to vote:

Problems with voting: Georgia voter complaint form

Verifying provisional ballot status: Use Georgia's "My Voter Page" to check your ballot status.

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




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