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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Georgia, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Georgia Election Website or call (404) 656-2871 to learn more about your states voting details.

Important Dates - State Primary

State Primary Election Day
State Primary Type

Don’t miss your next election!

Atlanta will hold its mayoral election on Nov. 2nd. The voter registration deadline is Oct. 4th. Other local and special elections may be happening. Check with your County Registrar to see if there are local elections on Nov. 2nd.

In Georgia, you can vote in person during early voting, on Election Day, or by mail. Polling place hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Any registered voter who is standing in line by 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.


Presidential Primaries

No party affiliation is required at registration to participate in the Georgia primary. However, unaffiliated voters will be asked to declare an oath of intent to affiliate with the party on primary election day. See Georgia Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

In order to participate in primary runoff elections, registration must be completed by the registration deadline for the primary.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

The information provided is for the November 2nd Atlanta Mayoral Election 

Early Voting Dates: October 12th to October 29th

You can vote early (called “Advanced Voting”) in Atlanta from Oct. 12th to Oct. 29th at locations designated by your county. No excuse required.

To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot no later than Oct. 22nd. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot you may return it in person or by mail. If returning by mail, it must be received by Nov. 2nd by 7 p.m. Alternatively, you can place it in one of your county’s secure ballot drop box during early voting hours or deliver it in-person to the Department of Registration & Elections on Nov. 2nd by 7 p.m.

Absentee ballot applications open August 16th. No excuse is required to request a by-mail ballot.


Voter ID + Access for Georgia

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • State or federal photo ID is required
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.


  • The pre-registration age is 17 and 6 months
Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.

Have you been convicted of a felony?

See what the registration laws are in your state below.

Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

Voting and attending college?

Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

College Student Voting Info