Voter Laws and Registration Deadlines

You must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you want to vote
  • Be 18 years old within six months after the day of registration, and be 18 years old by election day
  • Not be serving a sentence for having been convicted of a felony
  • Not have been judicially determined to be mentally incompetent, unless the disability has been removed
  • STRICT PHOTO ID REQUIRED — approved by DOJ in 2005
  • Early Voting in Person or by Mail

Registration Deadline: The fifth Monday before any general primary, general election, or presidential preference primary, or regularly scheduled special election pursuant to the Georgia Election Code. In the event that a special election is scheduled on a date other than those dates prescribed by the Georgia Election Code, registration would close on the 5th day after the call.

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