State of Georgia Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Atlanta General Municipal Election held on Tue Dec 5, 2017

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 10, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Fri Dec 1, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Dec 5, 2017

Early Voting

Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:30am - Fri Dec 1, 2017 7:00pm

Georgia General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 9, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Fri Nov 2, 2018

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 6, 2018

Early Voting

Mon Oct 15, 2018 - Mon Nov 5, 2018

Georgia State Primary Election held on Tue May 22, 2018

New Voter Registration

Mon Apr 23, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Fri May 18, 2018

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue May 22, 2018

Early Voting

Mon Apr 30, 2018 - Mon May 21, 2018

Georgia State Primary Runoff Election held on Tue Jul 24, 2018

New Voter Registration

Mon Apr 23, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Fri Jul 20, 2018

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Jul 24, 2018

Early Voting

Mon Jul 2, 2018 - Mon Jul 23, 2018
*if necessary

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. Locations and schedules for early or advance voting vary by county

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

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 may file your application up to 180 days prior to the date of the election.

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

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Georgia you should provide one of the following:

  • Your Georgia ID Number
  • Your Georgia Driver's License Number

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

  • The 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 a copy of a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Current and Valid Photo ID

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 Local Government
  • Valid Georgia Issued ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid Employee ID with Photo from Federal Government
  • Valid Georgia Driver's License
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Expired Georgia Driver's License
  • Valid Georgia Voter ID Card with Photo
  • Valid Employee ID with Photo from State Government

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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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.

Overseas & Military Voters

Atlanta General Municipal Election held on Tue Dec 5, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Tue Dec 5, 2017 5:00pm EST
  • Email or Fax by Tue Dec 5, 2017 5:00pm EST
  • Postmarked by Tue Dec 5, 2017 5:00pm EST
  • Email or Fax by Tue Dec 5, 2017 5:00pm EST

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Fri Dec 1, 2017 5:00pm EST Received by Fri Dec 1, 2017 5:00pm EST

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Dec 5, 2017 5:00pm EST
  • Post received by Fri Dec 8, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Dec 5, 2017 5:00pm EST
  • Post received by Fri Dec 8, 2017

Georgia General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 9, 2018 5:00pm EDT
  • Email or Fax by Tue Oct 9, 2018 5:00pm EDT
  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 9, 2018 5:00pm EDT
  • Email or Fax by Tue Oct 9, 2018 5:00pm EDT

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Fri Nov 2, 2018 5:00pm EDT Received by Fri Nov 2, 2018 5:00pm EDT

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 6, 2018 5:00pm EST
  • Post received by Fri Nov 9, 2018
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 6, 2018 5:00pm EST
  • Post received by Fri Nov 9, 2018

Georgia State Primary Election held on Tue May 22, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:00pm EDT
  • Email or Fax by Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:00pm EDT
  • Postmarked by Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:00pm EDT
  • Email or Fax by Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:00pm EDT

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Fri May 18, 2018 5:00pm EDT Received by Fri May 18, 2018 5:00pm EDT

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue May 22, 2018 5:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Fri May 25, 2018
  • Postmarked by Tue May 22, 2018 5:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Fri May 25, 2018

Georgia State Primary Runoff Election held on Tue Jul 24, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:00pm EDT
  • Email or Fax by Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:00pm EDT
  • Postmarked by Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:00pm EDT
  • Email or Fax by Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:00pm EDT

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:00pm EDT Received by Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:00pm EDT

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Fri Jul 27, 2018
  • Postmarked by Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Fri Jul 27, 2018
*if necessary

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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If you received assistance in voting, the person providing assistance must complete and sign the necessary oath of assistance.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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If you received assistance in voting, the person providing assistance must complete and sign the necessary oath of assistance.