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Last update: Apr 21, 2021
Who can vote
To register in Georgia you must:
- be a citizen of the United States
- be a legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you want to vote
- be 18 years old within six months after the day of registration, and be 18 years old to vote
- not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude
- not have been judicially determined to be mentally incompetent, unless the disability has been removed
- You can find more information on voting rights restoration here
Online voter registration
- Georgia offers online voter registration.
- You should know: you need a valid driver’s license or identification card issued by Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) with signature on file with DDS. If you do not have a valid driver’s license or identification card, you can still register by mail to vote.
By-mail voter registration
Use the Georgia voter registration form
Use the National Voter Registration Form
- Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- Box 6 - ID Number: Federal law requires you to provide your full Georgia driver's license number or Georgia-issued ID number. If you do not have a Georgia driver's license or Georgia ID you must provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. Providing your full Social Security number is optional. Your Social Security number will be kept confidential and may be used for comparison with other state agency databases for voter registration identification purposes. If you do not possess a Georgia driver's license or Social Security number, a unique identifier will be provided for you.
- Box 7 - Choice of Party: Georgia does NOT require that you register with a party to participate in partisan primary elections.
- Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: You are requested, but not required, to fill in this box.
- Review the "Who can vote?" section above and check that you're eligible.
- Sign the form.
- Send the completed form to your local election office.
- If you are registering to vote for the first time in your jurisdiction and are mailing this registration application, Federal law requires you to show proof of identification the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes: A current and valid photo identification or A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address. More information here.
In-person voter registration
Election Day registration
Get step-by-step help
Military and overseas voters
- Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
- Send the application to your election official.
- It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. .
- Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it.
- States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
- You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local Board of Registrars.
- If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.The Federal Voting Assistance Program
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