by Rashad Doucet
Registering to Vote in Georgia:
Last day to register to vote: Tuesday, October 9th
How to Register:
- Not sure if you’re registered? Check here.
Voting in Georgia:
You’ve got options!
Voting on Election Day:
When & Where:
- Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th
- If you live in a city of over 300,000 people, Voting is open from 7am to 8pm on Election Day. If you are in line at your polling place by 8pm, you are allowed to vote.
- If you live in a city of under 300,000 people, Voting is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line at your polling place by 7pm, you are allowed to vote.
- You should vote at the polling place where you’re registered: Find it here.
- You should MAKE A PLAN for WHAT TIME you’re going to vote and HOW you’re going to GET THERE.
What to Bring:
You need to bring one of these forms of photo ID:
- A Georgia driver’s license (even if it’s expired)
- A valid photo ID from any state or the US government
- Valid U.S. passport
- Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U. S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other state entity
- A Voter ID Card issued by your county registrar’s office or by the Georgia Department of Driver Services ( more info on this free option here).
- Valid U.S. military photo ID
- Student IDs from many Georgia public & technical colleges. See if your school’s student ID works here.
Voting By Mail:
Any registered voter in Georgia can request a mail ballot!
How & When to Sign-Up:
- Fill out this PDF , print, and sign it (needs to be a handwritten signature, not typed or digital)
- Mail, e-mail, or deliver your signed to your county elections office ( find yours here).
- Your application must be received by Friday, November 2nd at the latest.
How & When to Vote:
- Your ballot must be received by the time polls close in your city on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6th
- Read & follow the instructions in your mail ballot to cast your ballot.
Other Important Info:
- You may not wear campaign buttons or T-shirts to vote
- You may not use your cell phone at a polling place once you’ve been given your ballot or entered the voting booth
- You can register and vote where you live, even if you’re an out-of-state student or were previously registered somewhere else (so long as you don’t vote in two places at once.
- People with felony convictions can register & vote! If you have served your sentence, parole, and probation for your conviction, you can vote.