Voting in Georgia

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Election Dates

Voter Election Date
by mail, in-person, online

Vote By Mail Deadlines

Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
Deadline to Return Ballot (Received By)

Early Voting Dates

Early Voting Begins
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.

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

Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
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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Presidential Primaries

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.

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

Voting Begins
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.


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.