Georgia Voter Registration Information

State

VOTER REGISTRATION

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. The only limitation, for primary runoffs, citizens must request the ballot of the same party they selected in the original primary.


VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS

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


OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM

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.


VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS

Online: Verify your registration online.

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


ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS

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


OBTAINING AN 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 oversees voting: Find more information at the 
Georgia Secretary oe State's Military and Overseas Voter information page.

Emergency Voting: The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot is an emergency blank ballot that should only be used in the event a UOCAVA voter does not receive a properly
requested absentee ballot and/or SWAB. Submission deadlines are the same as other ballots.

EARLY VOTING

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


QUALIFICATIONS

Verifying Registration: Georgia online voter registration verification. Deciding how to vote: http://www.votesmart.org/

ID Requirements: Photo identification accepted at the polls:
   - 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)
   - 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 US passport ID
   - valid US military photo ID
   - valid tribal photo ID

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"