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Georgia VoteSafe Program

State law requires the public availability of voter lists including names and address of registered voters. In 2009, the Georgia Legislature enacted a bill known as the VoteSafe program to provide for the confidentiality of residence addresses of certain registered voters who have been, or may be, subject to acts of family violence or stalking or currently reside in a family violence shelter.

Participant Eligibility

You may be eligible for participation in the VoteSafe program if you meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You are a resident of the State of Georgia;
  • You are registered to vote in the State of Georgia; and
  • You have met one of the following qualifications
    • You have a protective order under O.C.G.A. § 19-13-4 or under a similar provision of law in another state;
    • You have a restraining order or protective order under O.C.G.A. § 16-5-94 or under a similar provision of law in another state; or
    • You are a bona fide resident of a family violence shelter, as defined in O.C.G.A. §19-13-20.
Application Process
  • Submit a VoteSafe Application; and
  • Submit at least one of the following:
    • VoteSafe Affidavit attesting that you have obtained a protective order or restraining order; or
    • VoteSafe Resident Certification signed by the operators of a Department of Human Resources (DHR) approved family violence shelter certifying that you are a bona fide resident of such shelter
Submit all required documents to your county registrar. Contact information can be found HERE  

Please remember, the VoteSafe program is only one part of your safety strategy. By itself, the program cannot keep a participant safe.


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