How to Vote in Georgia

Requirements to Vote In Georgia:

  • Be a United States citizen.

  • You have to be a resident of Georgia and live in the county and voting precinct where you will vote.

  • Georgia requires ID in order to vote.

  • You can register to vote when you are 17.5 years old, but you must be 18 by election day to vote.

  • There are no length of residency requirements in Georgia, so if you have just moved here you can register to vote on day one.

  • If you have been convicted of a felony you must be "off paper" to register. "Off paper" means that you've served your sentence, completed probation/parole and paid any fines that are related to your sentence; or have received a pardon for your conviction.

  • If you have been declared mentally incompetent by a judge, you cannot register to vote in Georgia.

Voting by Absentee Ballot

  • Request your Absentee Ballot:

  • You will receive all the forms and envelopes necessary for marking and return of the ballot.

  • Fill out and sign your absentee ballot according to the instructions provided.

  • Failure to complete your ballot correctly could cause your ballot not to be counted.

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

  • 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.

  • You can also drop your absentee ballot off at a drop-off location in your county.

  • Call your county registrar to find a drop box in your county:

  • Verify that your Absentee Ballot was received:

  • If your ballot is rejected, your county elections office will contact you with a document to “cure” or correct your ballot envelope.

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