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Register to Vote

If you think you’re already registered, visit this link to confirm your registration online. 


To register to vote in Georgia, you must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen

  • Be a legal resident of Georgia and the county in which you wish to vote 

  • Be at least 17.5 years of age to register and 18 to vote

  •  If you were convicted of a felony and have completed your sentence (including incarceration, probation, parole, and any period on non-report status), you are eligible to vote once you re-register

Register by mail:

  • Download the voter registration application here

  • Complete the application, insert application into the pre-provided, self-addressed envelope, and drop it off at any USPS location or drop box. No postage is necessary.

Register online.

What You Need to Vote

Voter ID Requirements:

  • Photo ID is required to vote in Georgia. Valid forms of ID 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)

  • A Georgia Driver's License, even if expired

  • 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 entity of this state

  • Valid U.S. passport ID

  • Valid U.S. military photo ID

  • Tribal Photo ID 

For more information about voting with a felony conviction/off paper click here.

Election and Voter Information Resources

View your sample ballot by logging into the Secretary of State’s website, or contacting your county elections office

Contact information for the Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger

Key Dates and Deadlines

Voter Registration:

  • October 11, 2022: Online registration deadline

  • October 11, 2022: Register by mail deadline: Must be postmarked by Tuesday, 

  • October 11, 2022: In-person registration deadline

  • November 7, 2022: Registration for runoffs for federal office


Absentee Ballot:

  • October 28, 2022: Request ballot (received by): Oct 28

  • November 8, 2022:Return ballot by mail (received by): Nov 8 by 7:00 p.m.

  • Return ballot in person: Nov 8 by 7:00 p.m


Early Voting:

  • Early voting begins: Monday, October 17, 2022

  • Early voting ends: Friday, November 4, 2022 

  • Mandatory Saturday Voting: October 22, 2022, and October 29, 2022

  • Optional Sunday Voting: October 23, 2022, and October 30, 2022

The exact dates for early voting vary by county. Check the Secretary of State’s website for early voting location information.


Election Day Voting:

You can vote in person on Election Day, November 8, 2022, from 7 am until 7 pm at your assigned polling place

Varies by location. Check the Secretary of State’s website for early voting location information.

How to Vote

Absentee Ballot 

Requesting an Absentee Ballot

To vote via absentee ballot, you must first be registered to vote. Please remember that you must request separate absentee ballots for the general election and any resulting runoffs. 

Completing a paper absentee ballot request:

  • Download and print the absentee ballot application

  • Under "Voter Details," provide your phone number or email address so the county can reach you in good time if there is an issue with your application

  • Under "Voter Identification," enter your Georgia Driver’s License Number or State Identification Card Number - or check the box to indicate that you don't have either and are including a copy of an acceptable ID

  • Review your application carefully and sign it by hand, with ink, as required by Georgia law


Request an absentee ballot by email:

  • Find the correct email address for your County Board of Registrar’s Office. Open an email, attach your signed, completed application, and if necessary, a copy of alternative, accepted ID, and send to your county registrar.


Request an absentee ballot by mail:

  • In an addressed, stamped envelope, include your signed, completed application, and if necessary, a copy of alternative, accepted ID, and mail to your County Board of Registrar’s Office. Allow extra time for postal delivery and electoral office processing.

How to Vote continued...

Request an absentee ballot online:

  • Visit the Secretary of State's online portal for absentee ballot requests

  • Use the "Complete and Submit Absentee Ballot Application" button and complete the responses online

  • Verify your voter ID in the "Voter Identification" step or have a copy of your acceptable ID ready to attach and upload with your application.

  • Review your information carefully, fix any errors using the "update details" button, and click "next" to print your application to sign it by hand

  • Print the application

  • Sign the printed, completed application using pen and ink, as required by Georgia law

  • Take a photo or scan your completed, signed application. If you are not registered to vote with a Georgia driver's license or Georgia voter ID card, take a photo of or scan your alternative, accepted ID

  • Click "upload files" and upload the copy of your completed, signed application and, if needed, a copy of your identification

  • Review the file names to ensure you have uploaded your application and ID, if needed, and click "Submit" to submit your application online

Voting by Absentee Ballot

  • Fill out and sign your absentee ballot according to the instructions provided. You will receive all the forms and envelopes necessary for marking and return of the ballot. Failure to complete your ballot correctly or not enter the required information on the outer oath envelope could invalidate your ballot.

  • Mail your completed ballot. For voters within the country, all absentee ballots must arrive at your county election office by Election Day.

  • You can also hand-deliver your absentee ballot to your county registrar. If you registered as a disabled voter, someone in your household can hand-deliver your absentee ballot for you. Contact your county registrar for available drop-off locations. If you're currently a military or overseas voter and you post your absentee ballot on Election Day, make sure it arrives within 3 days.

  • Bring your ballot to your county's drop box. Each county has a minimum of one drop box, located indoors and available to voters at certain early voting locations only during operating hours. Contact your county registrar for your drop box location(s).

General Election November 8, 2022

Election Day Registration is available. Voting Methods:

  • Overseas Absentee Voting

  • Election Day (Same Day) Voter Registration

  • Early Voting

  • Provisional Voting

  • Military Absentee Voting

  • Absentee Voting Without Excuse

  • Polling Place Voting


Have questions or need more information?

Call 1-855-OUR-VOTE


In-Person Voting

You can vote early and in person at any of the early voting locations designated by your county. You do not have to go to your assigned polling place for in-person early voting.


County Specific Early Voting Location Look-up

Provisional Ballots

A provisional ballot is a paper ballot used by a voter when their eligibility to vote cannot be determined at the polling place. Below are instances when you can vote using a provisional ballot: 


  • If you go to your polling place without an approved form of ID, you may cast a provisional ballot. You will have three days from the close of the polls to present acceptable identification to your county registrar's office for your vote to count.

  • If you are a registered voter in your county but are in the wrong polling place, you can vote a provisional ballot. However, your vote will only count if you cast your provisional ballot after 5:00 P.M. and before the regular time for the closing of the polls on the day of the primary, election, or runoff.

If you are a registered voter in your county but the election workers tell you that you are registered to vote in another county, you may cast a provisional ballot. However, your vote will only count if the County Registrar’s Office determines that you registered to vote with the county in a timely manner. If you have proof of your registration, you have three days from the close of polls to provide it to the Registrar’s office.

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