Who is eligible to vote?

Note: Voter registration is a county function. Georgia counties issue voter registration cards after reviewing and processing applications.
 
You may confirm your voter registration status through the My Voter Page (MVP) If you have submitted a voter registration application within the prior three to four weeks and your name does not appear, please contact your local county registrar office to check the status of your application.
 
To register to vote in the state of Georgia, you must be:
 
  • A citizen of the United States. 
  • A legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you wish to vote. 
  • At least 17 1/2 years of age. 
 
Also, you may not register to vote if you are currently:
 
  • Serving any sentence imposed by the conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude.  
  • Judicially determined to be mentally incompetent. 
You may register to vote at any time, but you must be registered by the close of registration prior to an election if you wish to vote on election day, i.e., the application must be postmarked by the voter registration deadline.
 
If you are not registered to vote, register here.
 
If you are registering for the first time in Georgia, and you register by mail, you are required to provide ID by one of the following ways:
 
  1. Mail a copy of the identification with your voter registration application 
  2. Provide a copy of the identification to the registrar before or at the time you cast a ballot 
The following types of identification are acceptable:
 
  • Valid Georgia driver's license 
  • Valid photo ID card issued by any entity of the State of Georgia, any other state, or the United States 
  • Valid U.S. passport 
  • A government employee photo ID 
  • Valid U.S. military ID card with photo 
  • Valid Tribal ID with photo 
  • Current utility bill showing name and address* 
  • Valid government check or paycheck showing name and address* 
  • Valid government document showing name and address* 
  • Current bank statement* 
*please note the above identification marked with an asterisk (*) may only be used one time by the first time registered voter. Voting in person after that requires photo identification.
 
Those who are entitled to vote by absentee ballot, under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act are exempt from this requirement.
 
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