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Georgia

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

May 24, 2022

Georgia Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: April 25, 2022
  • In-person request by: April 25, 2022
  • Online request by: April 25, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received by: May 13, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received by: May 24, 2022
Early Voting: May 2 – May 20, 2022

November 8, 2022

Georgia General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: October 10, 2022
  • In-person request by: October 10, 2022
  • Online request by: October 10, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received by: October 28, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received by: November 8, 2022
Early Voting: October 17 – November 4, 2022

Helpful Resources

Register
to vote

Check if you are registered

What's on your
ballot

Absentee Voting

You do not need a reason or excuse to vote absentee in Georgia, anyone may request an absentee ballot.

Absentee ballot request forms will be mailed to all voters prior to the June 9 Presidential Preference Primary. County elections officials will have the option to install ballot drop boxes for the June 9 primary in addition to receiving ballots by mail.

The deadline for absentee ballot applications is generally 3 PM the Friday before Election Day (please check with your county’s election office), and no absentee ballots are issued the day of or the day before an election. If you want to vote absentee in Georgia, you should request your ballot as soon as possible. Completed absentee ballots must be received by the county Board of Registrars by 7 PM on Election Day.

See details of absentee voting and apply to vote absentee

Early Voting 

Early voting is available in Georgia, by voting absentee in person, beginning a few weeks prior to the election. This varies by county, so check the dates and times in your county using the link below.

See details of early voting in your county here

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM EST. Some large cities may have polls open until 8 PM EST. 

Find your polling location.

 

Voter ID Requirements

You will need to bring a valid photo ID to vote on Election Day. Acceptable forms of photo ID include:

  • Any valid state or federal government-issued photo ID, including a free ID Card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)
  • A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired
  • Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
  • Valid U.S. passport ID
  • Valid U.S. military photo ID
  • Valid tribal photo ID

Click here for more information on voter ID in Georgia

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters. 

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.