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Georgia Voter Information

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Important dates

Local elections

Local elections are held every year and may include school board elections, sheriff elections, and county elections, among others.

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Statewide primary elections

Statewide elections held to nominate candidates for the U.S. House and Senate, GA House and Senate, and select other offices. Candidates need to receive over 50% of votes to be nominated. If no candidate receives a majority of votes for a particular office, a primary runoff between the top two candidates will be held 14 days later.

  1. Voter registration deadline for presidential primary, general primary, nonpartisan, and special election and runoff election
  2. First day of early voting for the presidential primary, general primary, nonpartisan, and special election
  3. Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot
  4. Election day: from 7am – 7pm

Federal general elections

Federal elections held for U.S. President, U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. Senate.

  1. Voter registration deadline for eligibility in November general election
  2. Early voting begins
  3. Early voting ends
  4. Deadline to request absentee ballot
  5. Deadline to return completed absentee ballot
  6. General election; absentee ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m.

Know your rights

Under Federal law, you have a right to:

  • Vote free from intimidation.
  • Cast a vote by provisional ballot if there is uncertainty regarding your registration status or eligibility.
  • Receive assistance when voting if you are unable to vote unaided due to blindness, disability, illiteracy, or inability to read English; and you have a right to choose who assists you, so long as they are not your employer or union representative.

Under Georgia law, you have a right to:

  • Vote after serving a felony conviction if you have served your entire sentence, including probation or parole. The right to vote is automatically restored once the sentence is complete.

ID requirements

When voting in-person on Election Day, you will be asked to present one of the following forms of ID:

  • Georgia driver’s license (even if expired)
  • ID card issued by the state of Georgia or the federal government
  • Free voter ID card issued by the state or county
  • U.S. passport
  • Valid U.S. military identification card
  • Valid tribal photo ID
  • Valid employee ID card containing a photograph entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any state entity

Forgot your ID?

You can cast a provisional ballot if you forgot your ID. However, for your vote to count, you have three days after the election to present appropriate photo identification at the county registrar’s office.

Don’t have an ID?

You can still cast a provisional ballot, however, state law requires you to provide appropriate photo identification within three days following the election.

Report issues

Have you experienced or observed voter suppression efforts (e.g. polling place changes, voter purges, intimidation, or local practices that result in long waits to vote on Election Day)?

Report an issue

About Voting Rights Defender

LDF’s Voting Rights Defender (“VRD”) project broadens monitoring and tracking of voter suppression efforts in targeted jurisdictions months in advance of Election Day to identify as early as possible those suppression measures that warrant a responsive action.

Learn more about the Voting Rights Defender project

Our local partners

VRD will connect local partners with a resource team to combat suppressive measures using public exposure/media coverage, advocacy efforts with local actors/decisionmakers (e.g. calls, letters, petitions), and, if necessary, litigation.

Disclaimer: The information here is a resource and not legal advice. It is provided for informational purposes only and not as a substitute for or supplement to the legal advice necessary to address the specific concerns of any individual. Moreover, Georgia may revise its laws after the publication of this site. Therefore, it is your responsibility to determine how all applicable laws concerning voter registration, voting, and the restoration of voting rights in Georgia affect you.