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Georgia: Voter Guide

Automatic voter registration

Online voter registration

Pre-registration before turning 18

Number of days prior to election a voter must be registered is 15 days or less

Online voter registration closes 15 days or less before Election Day

Registration drives

Same day registration offered in all elections

Same day registration located at polling place

Same day registration offered only during early voting


All mail voting

In-person early voting

Amount of early voting days is higher than 7

Election day is a state holiday

No-excuse mail voting

12+ hours of open polls

Paid time off work to vote

Time off work to vote


Felons can vote after incarceration with completion of sentence

Felons can vote immediately after incarceration

Felons can vote while incarcerated

No ID required to vote

Mental competency not required to register

Non-photo ID required to vote

Photo-ID required to vote

Upcoming Elections

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Voting Qualifications

Not determined to be mentally incompetent by a court of law
Not serving felony sentence involving moral turpitude
Resident of Georgia
United States Citizen
18+ Years of Age


In Person - 
30 days before Election Day
Mail - 
Postmarked 30 days before Election Day
Online - 
30 days before Election Day
Mail - 
Application for absentee ballot must be submitted at least 11 days before Election Day
Mail - 
Voted ballot delivered by close of polls on Election Day
In Person - 
Between 22 and 4 days before Election Day

More Information

Georgia has an open primary system; it is not necessary to be registered with the party to vote in primary elections.

Any registered Georgia voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote absentee. As of 2021, Georgia's new voting law requires voters to request an absentee ballot every 2-year election cycle. If you voted absentee in the last Election, you will have to reapply for the upcoming one. Requests for absentee ballots must be submitted 11 days before Election Day. Absentee voters must also be prepared to provide their driver's license number or an equivalent state-issued identification. The entirety of Georgia's new voting law can be found here.

If you are voting in person in Georgia (including voting early), you must present one of the following forms of ID at the time you vote:

  • Georgia driver’s license
  • Georgia voter ID or other ID card issued by the State of Georgia, any other state, or the US government
  • Employee photo ID issued by the US government, Georgia government, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other Georgia government entity
  • US passport
  • US military photo ID
  • Student photo ID card issued by a Georgia public college, university, or technical school
  • Valid tribal photo ID