Georgia

37% of 18-29 year olds voted in Georgia in 2016*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received on or by October 5, 2020 in order to be eligible to vote in the 2020 General Election.

Check Registration Status

Check your Georgia voter registration status here.

 

Eligibility

In order to register to vote you must be a U.S. citizen, be a legal resident of a Georgia county, be at least 17 1/2 years of age (being 18 in order to vote), not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude, and not be found mentally incompetent by a judge.

  • College students can obtain Georgia voter registration forms, or the necessary forms to register in any state in the U.S., from their school registrar’s office or from the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. College students have a choice of whether they want to vote in Georgia or vote in their home state. You may only be registered and vote at one location.

Deadline

The deadline to register vote in Georgia for the General Election (November 3, 2020) is October 5, 2020.

 

Voter Registration Process

In Georgia, you may register to vote online or by submitting a paper application.

  • Voter registration is offered when you renew or apply for your driver’s license at Department of Driver Services.
  • Further voter registration information for Georgia can be found here.

This page was last updated for the 2020 election.

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Georgia offers early and absentee by-mail voting. Voters are encouraged to consider voting using one of these methods in order to minimize their risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

All registered Georgia voters are eligible to vote by mail. Click here to access Georgia’s absentee voting application.

  • Absentee ballots will be issued up to the day before Election Day. No absentee ballots will be issued the day before or the day of the election. Find more information here.
  • Absentee ballots must be received by the County Board of Registrars by 7pm on Election Day.
  • Further absentee voting information for Georgia is available here.

Early Voting

Georgia offers early voting.

  • Voting times and locations for your county can be found here. Early absentee voting begins on October 12, 2020. However, you cannot vote on the day before Election Day (November 2, 2020).

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

 

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 7am-7pm.

  • You will be asked to bring a valid form of photo ID to your polling location. Acceptable forms of photo ID can be found here.
  • Further Georgia voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated for the 2020 election.

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