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Voters can cast their ballots in one of three ways:
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To register to vote you must:
You can register to vote online or by submitting a registration form by mail or in-person.
You can register to vote online or complete a voter registration application.
An application may be obtained:
Voters can also register to vote as they obtain or renew their Georgia driver’s license.
Yes. When you move, you must register at your new address at least 30 days before an election to be eligible to vote.
You may check your voter registration status, sample ballots, absentee ballot requests and more at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.
You should receive a voter precinct card in the mail two to four weeks after submitting your application. You are not officially registered to vote until your application is approved. If you do not receive your voter registration card, or to find out if your registration is current, you should contact our office at 706-613-3150.
Yes, if you change your place of residence or if you have not voted in three or more years. If you have not voted in three or more years, it is important to confirm your registration. You can check your registration status online at My Voter Page (MVP) on the Secretary of State’s website. If MVP is unable to find your information, you should contact the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections office at 706-613-3150.
You are eligible to vote in Georgia if you:
Early/advance voting for the November 3, 2020 general/special election begins Monday, October 12 and continues through Friday, October 30. For a complete list of advance voting times, dates, and locations, visit accgov.com/advancevoting.
You can request an absentee ballot up to 180 days before an election. The time period for you to cast an absentee ballot by mail generally begins 45 days before a federal, state, or municipal election. All absentee ballots must be received by the county registrar by 7:00 PM on Election Day.
Visit accgov.com/absenteevoting for more information.
Acceptable identification is:
If you are currently enrolled in a state college, university, or technical college, you may use your school photo ID. If you attend a private college or university, you must show one of the other acceptable forms of photo identification. For more information, call 877-725-9797.
If you simply forgot your photo identification and time permits, you can retrieve it, return to the polling place, and vote. Otherwise, you can still vote a provisional ballot. You will have up to two days after the election to present appropriate photo identification at your county registrar’s office in order for your provisional ballot to be counted.
The first page of the ballot will be displayed next. To make your choice, simply touch the box on the screen next to the candidates or questions. An X will appear next to your choice. To change your choice, touch the box a second time. The X will disappear. Then you can make your new selection.
Georgia’s touch-screen system will not let you choose too many candidates for an office or vote both yes and no on a question (also known as "overvoting"). A summary page will show at the end of your ballot. Races in which you have not made selections will appear in red. By touching a race, you can return to it and vote (or change your vote) if desired. After you are done making selections, touch Cast Ballot at the end of your summary screen to cast your ballot. You have now completed voting.