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KEY DATES:

  • AUGUST 22, 2022 – Earliest day to apply for an absentee ballot for November General Election
  • OCTOBER 10, 2022 – Earliest day for registrar to mail a regular absentee ballot (non-UOCAVA) for the November General Election
  • OCTOBER 11, 2022 – Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the November General Election and Runoff Election. October 10th is a State Holiday
  • OCTOBER 17, 2022 – EARLY VOTING BEGINS for the November General Election.
  • OCTOBER 28, 2022 – Last day to submit absentee ballot application for the November General Election
  • NOVEMBER 8, 2022 – General Election

VOTING BY MAIL(VBM)/ ABSENTEE

  • Voters can start applying for a VBM 78 days before the election
  • Deadline to apply for a VBM is 11 days before an election
  • Voters could use SOS(secretary of state) online portal to request an absentee ballot
  • When submitting a VBM ballot application voters must provide their driver’s license or State-issued ID card number, name, date of birth, registration and delivery addresses, and signed oath. In lieu of a DL/ID number voters must include a copy of valid identification.
  • When returning a completed VBM ballot, voters must provide sensitive personal information on the outer oath envelope, including their driver’s license or State-issued ID card number or the last 4 digits of their SSN number; and their printed name, date of birth, and signed oath. In lieu of a DL/ID or SSN number voters must include a copy of valid identification in the outer envelope.
  • Makes it a misdemeanor for somebody other than the voter or an authorized person to handle or return a completed VBM application.

EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING

  • Early voting locations must be open on weekdays from 9 am – 5 pm. Counties have the option of extending early voting hours to a maximum of 7 am – 7 pm.
  • Two mandatory Saturdays of early voting. Sundays optional. Does not apply to runoff elections.
  • Prohibits early voting on observed state holidays, including Columbus/Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
  • Prohibits mobile voting units with limited exception for emergencies.
  • Dropboxes must be located inside early voting sites (or election offices) and can only be accessed by voters during early voting hours.
  • Introduces a new formula – the number of dropboxes a county may have is capped at one per 100k active voters or one per early voting site.
  • Each county must have at least one dropbox.

VOTER RESOURCES

REGISTER TO VOTE

How do I register to vote and/or check to see if I’m still on Georgia rolls?

To register you must be a citizen, a legal resident of Georgia. You must be at least 17 ½ at the time of registration and at least 18 by the time you vote. The last day to register to vote in the November election is October 11, 2022.

If you haven’t voted in a while or contacted the secretary of state’s office, Georgia law allows election officials to move your registration to an inactive status.  That means they’ll purge you from the voter rolls.   If you have been taken off the rolls, all you’ll need to do is re-register.  Check your registration status here. https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/s/

ABSENTEE BALLOT INFO

EARLY VOTING INFO