How-to Guide: Voting
Three Ways To Cast A Ballot
Georgia voters have three weeks before Election Day for early voting, including two Saturdays. Your county can also offer voting on Sunday. Runoffs have a shorter period for early voting.
You can vote at any early-voting location in your county. So, find one that is convenient and has the shortest line. Look for the list of sites in your county and their hours.
In Georgia, you can cast an absentee ballot for any election, even if you won’t be absent from the county on Election Day. You can request it online or by mail, and when it comes, return it by mail or in a drop box.
To request an absentee ballot , you'll need:
- A completed Absentee Ballot Application. Download application here >>
- Your address, and
- Date of birth, and
- the county where you are registered,
- and one of the following
- the number for your driver’s license or free state ID, or
- the last four digits of your Social Security number, or
- If you don’t have a driver’s license, state-issued ID, or your Social Security number on file with the voter registration system, you can upload a photo of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.
Visit the Georgia Voter Identification Requirements page for more information regarding acceptable forms of identification.
You can submit your request for an absentee ballot as much as 78 days before the election.
Your request must be made at least 11 days before the election. (Hospital patients have an extra day to apply.)
If you miss that deadline, you can still vote in person during early voting or on Election Day.
Any application for an absentee ballot sent to any elector by any person or entity shall utilize form APP-21_V2. Please complete the gray fields at the bottom of pages 1 and 2 to include the name and address of the person, organization, or other entity distributing the application.
This form is provided pursuant to Ga. Code § 21-2-381(a)(1)(C)(ii)(iii)(I)(II)(III)
Absentee Voting Guide
Election Day Voting
You can vote in person on Election Day from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at your assigned polling place. If you are in line by 7 p.m., you will still be allowed to vote.
Find your assigned polling place on My Voter Page.
You’ll need a government-issued photo ID to verify your identity. Visit the Georgia Voter Identification Requirements page for more information regarding acceptable forms of identification.
Provisional Ballot Voting Guide
A provisional ballot is a paper ballot used by a voter when their eligibility to vote cannot be determined at the polling place. Voters who declare they are registered and eligible to vote in the county in which they desire to vote, but whose names do not appear on the registration list, must be permitted to cast a provisional ballot. If you have a good faith belief you are properly registered in your county, you have the right to vote a provisional ballot. The provisional ballot will count if your eligibility can be determined within three days after Election Day by your County Registrar’s office.
Learn more about Provisional Ballot Voting in Georgia here: Provisional Ballot Voting Guide 2022
Online Voter Registration
You can use this system to:
- Check and see if you are registered to vote
- Register to vote
- Make changes to your current registration record
MVP - My Voter Page
My Voter Page (MVP) provides a web-based search of data extracted from Georgia’s statewide voter registration database. It is NOT the official record of your registration, which is retained by the voter registration office in the county of your residence.