Voting in Georgia

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Presidential Primary Election

03/12/2024
Election Date
02/12/2024
Voter Registration Deadline (by mail - postmarked, in-person, online)

Vote By Mail Deadlines

03/01/2024
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
03/12/2024
Deadline to Return Ballot (Received By)

Early Voting Dates

02/19/2024
Early Voting Begins
03/08/2024
Early Voting Ends

The upcoming election is a presidential primary. Learn About Presidential Primaries

Polling place hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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How to Vote in Georgia

Learn about all the options to vote in Georgia to make a plan to vote that works for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Georgia Board of Elections Phone Number: (404) 656-2871

Georgia Board of Elections Website

Having trouble at the polls?

Call or text: 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Register to Vote in Georgia

Whether you are registering to vote for the first time, or need to update your address, name or party affiliation - we've got you covered!

Am I Registered?

Not sure if you are eligible to vote due to a felony conviction?
Click here to learn more.

Georgia Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! You can check your voter registration online on Georgia’s elections office website here, or you can contact the Board of Elections at (404) 656-2871.

It can take several weeks. Most states send out voter registration cards within 5 to 7 weeks after receiving the registration. If you do not receive a registration card in the mail, contact your state election office to confirm you are registered. Find your state’s contact information in our How to Vote in Your State section on this page! In any event, you should verify your registration a week prior to the voter registration deadline in your state in case you need to fill out a new registration form or correct your form.

Elections take place all the time throughout the year, and odds are, you probably have an election coming up in your state! In addition to the presidential election and midterm elections, you have statewide, countywide and municipal elections that you can make your voice heard in. Make sure you know when your upcoming elections are so that you don’t miss a single one! Check out when your next election is here.

Your state provides an online ballot tracking system. You can track your ballot here!

YES you are able to register to vote at your student address. You should provide your official campus mailing address as well as the actual physical address of your on or off campus residence when registering to vote. You must have some sort of proof of address and residency that can be presented at your polling place (mail, a student ID, etc.). For more information, we suggest visiting your state’s elections office website. Remember: you can only register to vote and vote in one place, whether that is your student address or your home address!

YES, unhoused voters can register to vote and use their voice in Georgia’s elections. Unhoused voters or voters without a permanent address may list a shelter address, street corner, or park as their address. For more information on voting while unhoused, visit our friends at the National Coalition for the Homeless.

YES. In this case you must register at the last address you had before you left the USA, or at the address to which you will return to when returning to the USA (you must present some indication of a present intent to return and live there – e.g. vehicle registration, driver’s license, property ownership, family, etc). If you have never had a permanent address in the United States but are a citizen you are allowed to register at an address you plan on moving to or an address where you currently have family living. Access more information on voting overseas here.

You may call the voting rights hotline at 866 687-8683, if informing another poll worker isn’t successful. They have lawyers ready to help you. Additionally, you can call the civil rights division of the U.S Department of Justice.

You can also find Georgia’s elections office here and contact them by phone at (404) 656-2871.

Vote By Mail

Request and track

Notice: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it’s submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in Georgia.

Vote By Mail Deadlines

03/01/2024
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
03/12/2024
Deadline to Return Ballot (Received By)

How Vote By Mail Works in Georgia

Voting by mail is a two step process in Georgia.

Step 1: Request your ballot NOW. The deadline for your application to be received is 11 days before Election Day.

Step 2: Complete and return your ballot ASAP.

  • Return in person to your local elections office or county designated drop box on or before Election Day at 7 p.m.
  • Or stamp and return by mail to your local elections office so that it is received by Election Day. We recommend mailing your ballot at least two weeks before as the post office is not always reliable. The best intentions or postmark will not matter if your ballot is received after Election Day - your ballot will not count.

Click Here to See Your Ballot

Where to Sign Your Ballot

Remember to sign your return ballot.

After you have completed your ballot, sign the "Oath of Elector" on the outside of the return envelope.

Be sure that your signature matches your signature on file with the state! If you registered online or at the DMV, check the signature on your license. If the signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed and will not count.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

If you return your ballot by mail, you must add a stamp when mailing in your ballot.

You can also drop off your ballot in person at your local elections office, or drop box.

Can Someone Else Return Your Ballot For You?

Your absentee ballot can be returned, by mail or in person, by a family member or by a person living in the same house as you.

Track Your Ballot

Track your ballot by clicking here.

Haven't used your ballot?

If you would like to vote in person, return your unused absentee ballot to your polling site and request an in person ballot on Election Day. You will be asked to sign a document stating that you are only voting once.

Opportunities to Fix Challenges to Your Ballot

Georgia does offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot.

You will be contacted if there is a challenge to your ballot, such as a mismatched or missing signature, before Election Day. You must address the challenge before November 11th, the third day after Election Day. Get your ballot in early so that you have plenty of time to address any issues.

Voter ID

Do Voters Need ID?

Voters in Georgia must show ID at the polls to vote. Valid forms of identification include;

  • Georgia drivers’ license (which can be expired)
  • A valid U.S. passport
  • A valid employee ID card from the federal or any level of Georgia government
  • A military ID
  • A tribal identification card
  • Any other photo ID card issued by any agency of the state or federal government, including a Georgia voter ID card
  • Student ID: If you go to a public college or university in Georgia, you will be able to use your student ID
  • Free Voter ID Card issued by the County Registrar’s Office
 

Voter ID in Georgia

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Primaries

Presidential Primaries

Primary Type (D): Open
Primary Type (R): Open

No party affiliation is required to participate in Georgia’s primaries. You will choose which political party’s ballot you’d like to vote when you go to vote. Being a member of a political party does not restrict which primary election you vote in. See Georgia’s Republican Party or Democratic Party websites for more details.

In order to participate in any primary runoff elections that may take place, your voter registration must be completed by the primary election’s registration deadline.

Automatic Registration

Your state automatically registers people to vote at the address on their drivers license or other state issued ID card. If you have moved but have not updated your ID with your new address, changed your name or want to add a political party selection, you must update your voter registration. Click here to check to see if you are registered to vote, and update your registration if needed.

Election Day Registration

You can register to vote and cast your ballot on Election Day at your polling place or local elections office. Bring a valid ID and proof of residence with you.

Early Voting

Early Voting Dates

02/19/2024
Voting Begins
03/08/2024
Voting Ends

You can vote early in Georgia

Early voting begins on the fourth Monday prior to a primary or election. It ends on the Friday immediately prior to Election Day. You may find your early voting locations using the Georgia voter portal.

Preregister

Some states have laws that specifically allow citizens to preregister at a certain age while others allow registration as long as you’re 18 by the next election. Preregistration means you’ll be automatically registered to vote on your 18th birthday without taking any additional steps.

In Georgia, you can preregister to vote if you are 17 and 6 months . Register to vote today!

Some states even let you vote in their primaries at 17 if you’ll be 18 by the general election so you can participate in the whole process!

You can not vote in the Georgia primaries if you are 17 by the next election.