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How To Register to Vote in Georgia

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In Georgia you can register to vote in person or by mail. You do not have to declare a party to register to vote. You may register at any time as long as it is prior to the deadline for the election in which you wish to vote. Below are the steps you must take to register.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 10 minutes to complete application

Here's How:

  1. To register to vote, you must be at least 18 years of age or turning 18 within 6 months. You must also be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Georgia. You are not eligible to register if you are a convicted felon serving time or if you are on parole and deemed incompetent by the court.

  2. You'll need to obtain a application to register. This is available online, or by calling your local county board of registrars office. You can also register in person at government offices like the Department of Motor Vehicles, the public library or the US Post Office.

  3. Complete the application form. Be sure to print clearly and use blue or black ink. Applications that are not legible are sometimes discarded.

  4. To vote, you need to verify your identity. You can mail a copy of your identity with your application. Acceptable forms of identification include: a driver's license or other photo ID, a current utility bill, a paycheck stub or another government document showing your name and address such as your passport.

  5. Be sure to sign the form. Registration cannot be completed without a valid signature.

  6. Mail or hand-deliver the completed, signed form in an envelope to your local county board of registrars' office. You can mail the registration form to:

    Hon. Brian P. Kemp
    Secretary of State
    1104 West Tower, 2 Martin Luther King Drive, S.E.
    Atlanta, Georgia 30334-1505
  7. You should receive your registration card within a few weeks. If you do not receive your card, contact the office of the Secretary of State.

What You Need

  • Proof of identity
  • A voter application
  • A blue or black pen
  • A stamped envelope
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