Voter Information

Voter Information

As we head into the General Election on November 3, 2020, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to vote. Elections provide us with the opportunity to express our voices and help choose the leaders who will best represent our interests. Our country and democracy are stronger when we all vote.

Key Election Dates

October 5, 2020

Voter Registration Deadline

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

October 12, 2020

Early Voting Begins

October 17, 2020

Saturday Early Voting

October 24 & 25, 2020

Saturday & Sunday Early Voting

October 30, 2020

Last Day of Early Voting

November 3, 2020

General Election Day

Absentee Ballots Must Be Received by 7:00 p.m.

Are You Registered to Vote?

Georgia citizens have access to several convenient methods of registering to vote:

  • Download, complete, and mail a voter registration application.
  • You can go to your local county board of registrars’ office or election office, public library, public assistance office, recruitment office, schools, and other government offices for a mail-in registration form.
  • Registration is offered when you renew or apply for your driver’s license at Department of Driver Services.
  • 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.

Not sure if you’re registered to vote?

Visit the Georgia Secretary of State My Voter Page to confirm that your voter registration status is listed as active.

 

Voter Registration Application

To register to vote you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a legal resident of the county
  • Be at least 17 1/2 years of age to register and 18 years of age to vote
  • Not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude*
  • Have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge

Submit a Voter Registration Application

Register Online

Register by Mail

Ways to Vote

Vote by Absentee Ballot

Absentee ballot requests must be submitted by October 5. Voters must return their absentee ballot by November 3 at 7 p.m.

Please note: If you would prefer to vote by absentee ballot, you must submit a request. You will not be sent one for the upcoming General Election. If you request and return an absentee ballot, you cannot change your mind and vote in person. Once you return your absentee ballot, you have voted.

You must complete and submit an absentee ballot application in one of the following methods:

Vote Early in Person

Early voting starts October 12 and ends October 30

During early voting, you do not have an assigned polling location. To find a polling location within your county, please visit the Secretary of State’s website and select your county of residence from the list. Alternatively, you can also find available locations by logging into your My Voter Page and looking at your polling place information.

Please note: Local elections officials may allow early voting beyond regular weekday business hours, so please contact your County Registrar for more information.

When you arrive at your early voting location, you’ll need to bring a valid photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport, or voter identification card.

Vote in Person on Election Day

Election Day is November 3

Do you know your polling location?

On Election Day, you will vote at your designated polling location. Before you hit the polls, make sure you are going to the right location. Many polling locations may have changed, so please check your polling location on the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page, or by contacting your County Board of Registrar’s Office.

Polling places are open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you are in line by 7:00 p.m., you are allowed to cast your ballot.

When you arrive, you’ll need to bring a valid photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport, or voter identification card.

Informational Session

The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council and the Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee will hold a series of informational sessions to help prepare you to vote.

Join us for our upcoming virtual session and get your voting questions answered live.

Friday, October 2

12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Click here to register.

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