State of Georgia Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Georgia Presidential Preference Primary and Special Election held on Tue Mar 24, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Mon Feb 24, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Fri Mar 20, 2020

Absentee Ballot Return

Mon Mar 23, 2020

In-Person Absentee Voting

none on record

Early Voting

Mon Mar 2, 2020 - Fri Mar 20, 2020

Georgia General Primary Election held on Tue May 19, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Mon Apr 20, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Fri May 15, 2020

Absentee Ballot Return

Mon May 18, 2020

In-Person Absentee Voting

none on record

Early Voting

Mon Apr 27, 2020 - Fri May 15, 2020

Georgia General Election held on Tue Nov 3, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Mon Oct 5, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Fri Oct 30, 2020

Absentee Ballot Return

Mon Nov 2, 2020

In-Person Absentee Voting

none on record

Early Voting

Mon Oct 12, 2020 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

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, fax, email (as an attachment), or in person at local registrar’s office.

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. No absentee ballots are issued on the day before or the day of an 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 Driver's License Number
  • Your Georgia ID Number
  • Other Government Issued Photo ID

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:

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

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

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

- -

Absentee Ballot Request

-

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

- - -
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

Georgia Presidential Preference Primary and Special Election held on Tue Mar 24, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Mon Feb 24, 2020
  • Postmarked by Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:00pm EST
  • Email or Fax by Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:00pm EST
  • Received by Mon Mar 2, 2020
  • Mon Feb 24, 2020
  • Postmarked by Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:00pm EST
  • Email or Fax by Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:00pm EST
  • Received by Mon Mar 2, 2020

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Received by Fri Mar 20, 2020
  • Post received by Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Received by Fri Mar 20, 2020
  • Post received by Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:00pm EDT

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Received by Fri Mar 27, 2020
  • Post received by Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Postmarked by Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Received by Fri Mar 27, 2020
  • Post received by Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:00pm EDT

Georgia General Primary Election held on Tue May 19, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Mon Apr 20, 2020
  • Postmarked by Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Email or Fax by Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Received by Mon Apr 27, 2020
  • Mon Apr 20, 2020
  • Postmarked by Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Email or Fax by Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Received by Mon Apr 27, 2020

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Received by Fri May 15, 2020
  • Post received by Fri May 15, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Received by Fri May 15, 2020
  • Post received by Fri May 15, 2020 5:00pm EDT

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue May 19, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Received by Fri May 22, 2020
  • Post received by Fri May 22, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Postmarked by Tue May 19, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Received by Fri May 22, 2020
  • Post received by Fri May 22, 2020 5:00pm EDT

Georgia General Election held on Tue Nov 3, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Mon Oct 5, 2020
  • Postmarked by Mon Oct 5, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Email or Fax by Mon Oct 5, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Received by Mon Oct 12, 2020
  • Mon Oct 5, 2020
  • Postmarked by Mon Oct 5, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Email or Fax by Mon Oct 5, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Received by Mon Oct 12, 2020

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Received by Fri Oct 30, 2020
  • Post received by Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Received by Fri Oct 30, 2020
  • Post received by Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:00pm EDT

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020 5:00pm EST
  • Received by Fri Nov 6, 2020
  • Post received by Fri Nov 6, 2020 5:00pm EST
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020 5:00pm EST
  • Received by Fri Nov 6, 2020
  • Post received by Fri Nov 6, 2020 5:00pm EST

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:

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

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:

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

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

- -

Absentee Ballot Request

- -

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

- - -
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

- -

Absentee Ballot Request

- -

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

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