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Make Your Voice Count!

Make your voice count by registering to vote for the Nov. 8 presidential election. Georgia’s voter registration deadline for the 2016 November General Election is Oct. 11.

Haven't registered yet?

Visit Georgia’s Georgia's My Voter Page to apply online or download a postage-paid paper application to submit by mail or in person. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks to receive your precinct card.

Who is eligible to vote?

To register to vote you must:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States.
  2. Be a legal resident of the county.
  3. Be at least 17 1/2 years of age to register and 18 years of age to vote.
  4. Not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude.
  5. Have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge. 

Make sure you have your precinct card

Counties in Georgia issue a precinct card after reviewing and approving voter registration applications. If you haven’t received your card within 3 to 4 weeks of registering, contact your local county registration office to request a new precinct card or check the status of your application. You can also check your status through My Voter Page.

How do I register if I’m an out-of-state student?

Students can choose to use their school address to register to vote in the state of Georgia. Students also can register or remain registered at a permanent address in Georgia and vote using an absentee ballot. Visit campusvoteproject.org for more information about your choices.

Types of acceptable photo identification

  1. A Clayton State ID
  2. A Georgia driver’s license.
  3. A valid Georgia voter photo ID card or other valid photo ID issued by any branch/division of local, state, or federal government authorized to give photo ID cards.
  4. A valid United States passport.
  5. A valid employee photo ID card issued by any branch/division of local, state, or federal government branch or agency
  6. A valid United States military photo ID card.
  7. A valid tribal photo ID card.

Check out campusvoteproject.org to find more information about registering, polling locations in Georgia and important dates.