The deadline to register to vote in the November 6, 2018 general election is October 9, 2018.
Not sure if you’re registered to vote in Georgia? Check your voter registration status at MyVoter page.
Even if you’re already registered to vote, if you moved to a new residence within the state or changed your name, you need to re-register.
If you’re new to the state, please note that Georgia does not automatically register you to vote when you get a Georgia’s driver’s license. You still need to register to vote.
And note that Georgia is one of nine states aggressively removing voters from the rolls. One registered, active voter says his county told him that renewing his driver’s license—even though he had no change of information at all—triggered his removal from the rolls. So even if you’re sure you’re registered because you voted in the last election, double-check at MyVoter page.
November 6, 2018 general election key dates
Voter Registration Deadline: October 9, 2018
Early Voting: October 15, 2018 to November 5, 2018
Request for Absentee Ballot: Must be received by Friday November 2, 2018
Absentee Ballot Deadline: Must be returned by Tuesday November 6, 2018
Requirements to be eligible to register to vote in Georgia
To be eligible to vote in Georgia, you:
- Must be a citizen of the United States
- Must be a legal resident of the county
- Must be 17.5 years old at the time of registration and 18 years old by the time you vote
- Must not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude
- Must not have been found mentally incompetent by a judge
How to register to vote in Georgia
There are three way you can register:
Visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s voter registration website. Fill out the five-step form and submit the required identifying information.
Complete the application form and follow the directions on the form for where to mail it.
You may also drop off your completed voter registration application form at your county board of elections and registration office.
You should receive your voter registration card within four weeks of submitting your application. If you don’t, contact your county registration office.
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