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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Voters in Georgia must show ID at the polls to vote. Valid forms of identification include;
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Primary Type (D): Open
Primary Type (R): Open
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.
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.
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 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.
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.