Early &
Mail-in Voting
in Georgia

Warning: 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.

Note - this information below may change for your state due to ongoing litigation and legislation. This page will be updated within 24 hours of any change.

Vote Before Election Day

Vote Early In Person
Early Voting Begins
Early Voting Ends

Vote By Mail Deadlines

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

In-Person Early Voting

You can vote early in your state before Election Day. Early voting begins on 10/16/2023 and ends on 11/03/2023

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.

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 October 27th. 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.

Request Your Ballot See Your Ballot Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations

You may vote by mail for any reason

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

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.

Use The Right Form of ID

If voting by mail, no ID is required, but the signature will be compared to the signature on the voter registration form.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

By Mail

You must add a stamp when mailing in your ballot.

In Person

  • Local elections office
  • 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.

Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations

Make Sure Your Mail-in Vote Counts

Click here to track your ballot. Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted.

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.

Election Protection Hotline

The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition was formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection works year-round to advance and defend the right to vote.

Call 866-OUR-VOTE if you need assistance.

More about voting in Georgia

Find your polling place, ID laws, and more about voting for the first time below.

Voting Info for Georgia First Time Voter Info