Last update: 09-30-2022 2:24 PM EDT
Last update: 09-30-2022 2:24 PM EDT
Georgia allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person. Georgia offers early voting.
Who can register to 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 at least 17-1/2 years old (you must be 18 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
How do I vote in person?
Vote on Election Day
Voters in Georgia can look up where to vote on Georgia's site.
Georgia does offer early voting. Learn more about voting early in Georgia.
What to bring
You will need to show photo ID to vote in Georgia.
Acceptable forms include:
- any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free ID card issued by your county registrar's office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)
- Georgia driver's license, even if expired
- valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the US Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
- valid US passport ID
- valid US military photo ID containing a photograph of the voter
- student photo ID card issued by a Georgia public college, university, or technical school
- valid tribal photo ID containing a photograph of the voter
Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot. You will need to provide a copy of your ID within three days after the election to your County Board of Elections and Registration. As long as you do so, your provisional ballot will be counted, as long as you are otherwise eligible to vote.
How do I vote by mail?
Can I register to vote on Election Day?
Georgia does not offer registration on Election Day.
What are key deadlines for the November 2022 election?
Absentee ballot deadlines
How do I see what's on my ballot?
Learn more about what will be on your ballot by visiting Ballotpedia.
How do I get help registering to vote?
TurboVote can help you start the absentee/mail-in ballot request process, send you election reminders, and more. If you’d like more help planning how to vote, we can walk you through the process!
How do I vote if I'm in the military or live overseas?
Active-duty military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The FPCA process is done by mail, but your state may offer other options to request and return ballots. Please contact your local election office for more information about delivery and return methods, including email, fax, and state online portals. To follow the FPCA process:
- Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your local election office may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
- Send the application to your local election office.
- 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.
If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your local election office first. Then:
- You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
- 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.
How can I check my voter registration status?
How do I contact my state election office?
Can I trust this information?
These guides are researched, written, and updated by Democracy Works, a non-partisan 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The information in these guides originates from official state sources and is reviewed by state election offices. The guides also link to authoritative state and local resources to provide additional information.
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