Voter Registration In Georgia
Who Can Register In Georgia
To register to vote in Georgia, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a legal resident of the county
- Be at least 17 ½ years old to register and 18 to vote
- Not have been found mentally incompetent by a judge
- Not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude
You must register to vote at least 29 days before the election you wish to vote in.
Georgia Election Day Registration
Georgia does not offer Election Day registration, so be sure to submit your voter registration before the deadline.
You can pre-register to vote in Georgia when you turn 17 ½.
Voting Rights Restoration
Georgia does restore the right to vote upon completion of a felony sentence, which includes completion of parole and/or probation.
If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote here.
Voting In Georgia
Where To Vote In Georgia
You can search for your polling place here.
Vote-by-mail & Absentee
No excuse is needed to vote absentee in Georgia.
To request an absentee ballot in Georgia, complete a PDF application and deliver it to your local county registration office via mail, fax, email, or in person. The application must include your original, non-digital signature if submitted by mail. If submitting the application via email or fax, a scanned version of the signature is sufficient. An online absentee ballot request tool is in development.
Click here to track your Georgia absentee ballot.
To return your Georgia absentee ballot, return it by mail or in person to your county registrar’s office. County elections officials will have the option to install ballot drop boxes for the November general election, in addition to receiving ballots by mail.
Early Voting In Georgia
Georgia offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins on the fourth Monday immediately prior to each primary, general election, and most runoff elections (or as soon as possible prior to a runoff from any general election in which there are only state or county candidates on the ballot) and ends the Friday before Election Day.
Primary Elections In Georgia
Georgia has open primaries. Any registered voter can participate in primary elections, regardless of political party. 17-year-olds cannot vote in the primary election even if they will be 18 by the corresponding general election.
Voter ID In Georgia
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
- Valid tribal photo ID
If you do not have an approved form of ID, the State of Georgia offers a free ID Card. An ID card can be issued at any county registrar's office or Department of Driver Services Office free of charge. To receive a voter identification card, you must provide:
- A photo identity document or approved non-photo identity document that includes full legal name and date of birth
- Documentation showing the voter's date of birth
- Evidence that the applicant is a registered voter
- Documentation showing the applicant's name and residential address
If you go to your polling place without an approved form of ID, you can vote a provisional ballot. You will have three days from the close of the polls to present acceptable identification to
your county registrar office for your vote to count.
Additional Georgia Resources
Your State Election Official
Georgia Secretary of State
Phone number: 844.753.7825