The deadline to register vote in Georgia is: Postmarked by the fifth Monday before the election.
To register to vote in the state of Georgia, you must:
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Be a legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you wish to vote.
- Be at least 17 1/2 years of age.
- Not currently serving any sentence imposed by the conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude.
- Not have been judicially determined to be mentally incompetent.
Register to vote now!
To check the status of your voter registration, click here.
When can I vote in Georgia?
Early Voting InformationIn-person early voting available? Yes
By mail early voting available? Yes
You can vote early in person by absentee ballot beginning 20 days before the election and ending the Friday before the election. Click here to find an early voting location, and to find out where and when to go.
Any registered voter can also vote absentee by mail. Just complete and sign the application; then, mail, fax, email (as an attachment), or drop the application off at your county registrar's office. Completed mail-in ballots must be received by your county registrar no later than close of the polls on Election Day.
Voting Hours on Election DayThe polls are open from:
7:00am to 7:00pm
Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.
What do you need to bring?
In order to vote in person in Georgia, you must provide photo identification. Acceptable identification includes:
- Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a Voter 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 U.S. passport ID
- Valid U.S. military photo ID
- Valid tribal photo ID
- Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of Georgia
- Valid student ID - if issued by a public college or university in Georgia
Note: If you register for the first time in Georgia, and you register by mail, but didn't provide proof of identification with your form, you will be asked to provide identification to the registrar prior to or on the day of the election.
Also, if you show up to vote and do not have one of the acceptable forms of photo identification, you can still vote, but by provisional ballot. You will then have two days after the election to present appropriate photo identification at your county’s office in order for your provisional ballot to be counted.
For more information, contact your state election office.