Atlanta’s Black Radio stations, in partnership with The Urban League of Greater Atlanta, have teamed up to make sure your voice is heard in 2020! On August 20th, Black Radio United For the Vote will dedicate a full day of broadcasting to encourage voter registration and the completion of the 2020 Census.
To register to vote you must:
• Be a citizen of the United States
• Be a legal resident of the county
• Be at least 17 1/2 years of age to register and 18 years of age to vote
• Not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude
• Have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge
Georgia voter registration methods:
• Download, complete, and mail a voter registration application.
• Visit your local county board of registrars’ office or election office, public library, public assistance office, recruitment office, schools, and other government offices for a mail-in registration form.
• Registration is offered when you renew or apply for your driver’s license at the Department of Driver Services.
• College students can obtain Georgia voter registration forms or the necessary forms to register in any state in the U.S. from their school registrar’s office or from the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Click here to download a fillable, postage-paid voter registration application in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Type your information into the boxes on the form, print, and mail. You must have the Adobe Acrobat reader (available free of charge from Adobe) installed on your computer in order to view or print this form. Click here for more information.
Change of Residence
Voters are required to notify the board of registrars of their county of residence whenever they move. If you move within the same county in which you are registered to vote and don’t notify the registrar at least 30 days prior to an election, you may vote in your old polling place for that election. You must file a notice of your new address. This can be done by writing to your county board of registrars’ office or by submitting a new voter registration application.
If you move outside the county in which you are registered to vote within 30 days of an election, you may vote in your old precinct for that election.
Where do I vote?
Click here for information on your nearest polling location.
Georgia Absentee Ballot Information:
Georgia law allows for absentee by mail ballots to be requested up to 180 days before an election. To request an absentee ballot, voters should complete an absentee ballot application and return the absentee ballot application to their county registration office. Absentee ballot applications can be returned by mail, fax, email (as an attachment), or in-person to the local County Board of Registrar’s Office.
Click here for Absentee Ballot Forms.
Georgia Voter Identification Requirements:
• Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free ID Card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)
• A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired
• Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
• Valid U.S. passport ID
• Valid U.S. military photo ID
• Valid tribal photo ID
*Bring one of these six forms of identification to vote. Click here for more information.
Key Voting Dates:
JULY 20, 2020: Advanced in-person (early) voting begins for the General Primary, Nonpartisan, and Special Election runoffs. Voter registration deadline is July 13, 2020.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2020: Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the November General Election and Special Election.
OCTOBER 5, 2020: Last day a person may register and be eligible to vote in the November General Election and Special Election Runoff for Local and State Offices.
OCTOBER 12, 2020: Advanced In-Person (Early) Voting begins for the November General Election and Special Election.
NOVEMBER 3, 2020: Election Day: General Election and Special Election
NOVEMBER 18, 2020: Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the General Election Runoff for Federal Offices.
The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding goes to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.
The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
How to fill out the 2020 Census:
Online: You can respond to the 2020 Census by visiting our online questionnaire today. Please note, you must complete your questionnaire once you begin. If you leave the questionnaire and return later, you will have to start over. Click here to fill out 2020 Census.
Phone: You have the option of completing the questionnaire by phone. To begin, call 844-330-2020
Mail: Most households received their invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in March. These official Census Bureau mailings included detailed information and a Census ID for completing the census online. There are several ways you can confirm that the 2020 Census questionnaire you received is legitimate:
- The outer envelope’s return address will say “U.S. Census Bureau” and “U.S. Department of Commerce,” which is the Census Bureau’s parent agency.
- The return address will also show:
U.S. Census Bureau
National Processing Center
100 Logistics Avenue
Jeffersonville, IN 47144
- The enclosed envelope for mailing the completed paper questionnaire will be addressed to either Jeffersonville, IN, or Phoenix, AZ, where the Census Bureau has mail processing centers.