To use the Online Voter Registration System, you must have a valid driver’s license or identification card issued by GA Department of Driver Services (DDS) with signature on file with DDS. You may use this system to (1) Register to vote in Georgia or (2) change your name and/or address on your current registration record.
If you do not have a valid driver’s license or identification card, the Online Voter Registration System will walk you through how to manually submit a paper registration.
Refer to the box below for information about ID requirements.
You can go to your local county board of registrars' office or election office, public library, public assistance office, recruitment office, schools, and other government offices for a mail-in registration form.
Registration is offered when you renew or apply for your driver's license at Department of Driver Services.
College students can obtain Georgia voter registration forms, or the necessary forms to register in any state in the U.S., from their school registrar's office or from the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
To use the Online Voter Registration System, you must have a valid driver’s license or identification card issued by GA Department of Driver Services (DDS) with a signature on file with DDS.
An ID is not required for mail-in registration if you provide one of the following:
If you are submitting a registration form by mail and are registering for the first time in Georgia, you are required to submit proof of residence either with your registration form or when you vote for the first time. Proof of residence includes one of the following:
You are exempt from this requirement if you are entitled to vote by absentee ballot under the Uniform and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, or if you provide your Georgia driver's license/ID number (or the last four digits of your social security number if you do not have a driver's license/ID) on your registration form and your identifying information is verified with a state database.
Georgia law (O.C.G.A § 21-2-417) requires Georgia residents to show photo identification when voting in person.
You are not required to provide identification when you vote absentee by mail.
What IDs are acceptable?
Bring one of these six forms of identification to vote:
Georgia's Voter Identification Card
If you do not have one of the six acceptable forms of photo ID, the State of Georgia offers a free ID Card. An ID card can be issued at any county registrar's office or Department of Driver Services Office free of charge.
To receive a voter identification card, the voter must provide:
Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) citizens may choose to submit one application and receive one ballot for the General Primary and its Runoff (if any), as well as the General Election and its Runoff (if any).
All Georgia voters are eligible to apply for an absentee ballot.
Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot
|Federal (even years)||
President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2020)
Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms; next election in 2020)
Representative (elected every two years)
|State (even years)||
Governor/Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Comptroller, Attorney General, Judges of Probate (elected every four years; next election in 2022)
State Senator (elected every two years)
State Representative (elected every two years)
Statewide ballot measures
|Municipal (odd years)||
School Board and other boards and commissions
Local ballot measures
Election Day for the general election is November 3, 2020.
Election Day for the special runoff for Local and State offices is December 1, 2020.
Election Day for the general runoff for both Federal and State offices is January 5, 2021.
The Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s Office organizes and oversees all election activity, including voter registration, municipal, state, county, and federal elections, and are accountable for investigating election fraud and enforcing state election laws.
Submit an online complaint to the Elections Division
Campaign reports are filed with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.
Campaign Contribution Disclosure Reports and Candidate Financial Disclosure Statements are filed with the Secretary of State's office from 1998 to 2005.
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