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Abbreviation: 
GA

Georgia Registration Deadline

The registration deadline for the Tuesday, November 7, 2017 election is Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

The voter registration deadline is 30 days prior to the election. Mail in registration must be postmarked by this deadline to be eligible to vote in the upcoming elections.

Georgia Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Georgia:

  • You must be at least 16 years of age
  • You must be a resident of the county that you apply for
  • You must complete required training
  • You will be entitled to compensation

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Georgia Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource. If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Georgia Absentee Ballot Process

There is no specific deadline for absentee ballot applications to be received. However, no absentee ballots will be issued on the day before, or the day of the election.

Georgia Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Georgia you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you wish to vote
  • At least 17.5 years old to register, and 18 years old to vote
  • Not serving any sentence imposed by the conviction of a felony
  • Not judicially determined to be mentally incompetent

Georgia Candidate and Ballot Measure Information

2016 candidate and ballot information can be found here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.

Georgia Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Georgia Verify Voter Registration

To verify your voter registration status, please use your state's voter verification tool.

 

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The voting system used in Georgia is DRE.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

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Provisional voting allows you to cast a ballot in person even if the requirements for doing so cannot be met at the time. The provisional ballot will county if the problem is solved within three days after Election Day. The three reasons for voting a provisional ballot are:

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Call one of these hotlines:
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