In order to be able to vote in the Nov. 8 Presidential election, voters must be registered by October 11. More important election dates, here.
How to register to vote
To register to vote on line, residents can go to the state of Georgia's voter registration website (click here) to fill out a five-step form and submit identifying information.
Voter registration forms can be picked up in person at any state or government office, including public libraries, schools. county board of registrar's officers or election offices. To locate those offices by county, click here.
Through the mail
Residents interested in registering to vote through the mail can download an application (click here) or pick one up from any state or government office, including public libraries, schools. county board of registrar's officers or election offices. To locate those offices by county, click here.
Fill out the form completely and follow directions on the form for where to mail it.
Through text message:
The Georgia SOS is conducting pilot project for Georgians to register to vote or check current voter information through text messaging. Eligible Georgia citizens are encouraged to text “GA” or “Georgia” to “2VOTE” (28683) to link to the office’s Online Voter Registration (OLVR) site.
After registering, you will receive a voter registration card. If you do no receive the card within four weeks, contact your county registrar's office. To locate those offices by county, click here.
All voters must have an acceptable ID in order to vote.
Acceptable voter ID's in Georgia.
- 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
- Georgia Voter ID card. More on how to obtain that card, here.
Here are helpful links for Georgia Voter Registration Questions:
Election results: 11Alive.com/elections
Register to vote online: sos.ga.gov/elections
Change voter registration address: sos.ga.gov/elections
Check registration status: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do
Election offices by county: http://sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/countyregistrarsindex.asp
Information on voter eligibility and different ways to register: http://www.dmv.org/ga-georgia/voter-registration.php#Voter-Registration-Deadlines-in-GA