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How-to Guide: Voting – Georgia Secretary of State

The Georgia Secretary of State oversees voting, tracks annual corporate filings, grants professional licenses, and oversees the state's securities' market.
Corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships in Georgia are formed by filing with the Corporations Division. Some foreign (out-of-state) entities which do business in Georgia also must file with the Corporations Division.
The Charities division enforces the laws regulating charitable organizations, paid solicitors, and solicitor agents.
Proud to be of service to Georgia’s voters and candidates, the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s Office organizes and oversees all election activity, including voter registration, municipal, state, county, and federal elections.
The Securities Division of the Office of the Secretary of State is charged with the implementation and enforcement of the Georgia Uniform Securities Act of 2008.
The Professional Licensing Boards Division of the Secretary of State’s Office provides administrative support to the 42 licensing boards housed with our agency.
The Georgia Secretary of State oversees voting, tracks annual corporate filings, grants professional licenses, and oversees the state's securities' market.
Corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships in Georgia are formed by filing with the Corporations Division. Some foreign (out-of-state) entities which do business in Georgia also must file with the Corporations Division.
The Charities division enforces the laws regulating charitable organizations, paid solicitors, and solicitor agents.
Proud to be of service to Georgia’s voters and candidates, the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s Office organizes and oversees all election activity, including voter registration, municipal, state, county, and federal elections.
The Securities Division of the Office of the Secretary of State is charged with the implementation and enforcement of the Georgia Uniform Securities Act of 2008.
The Professional Licensing Boards Division of the Secretary of State’s Office provides administrative support to the 42 licensing boards housed with our agency.
You have three ways to cast a ballot:
​​​​​​Early Voting in person
Absentee Voting by mail or drop box
Election Day Voting at your polling place
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. Find one that is convenient for you by visiting your My Voter Page >>
 
To look up early voting locations by county use our Advance Voting Location Information search >> (optimized for desktop only)
 

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:
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.  
Send your Absentee Ballot:
Download the Absentee Voting In Georgia guide>>
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)
Download Application for Georgia Official Absentee Ballot form APP-21_V2.
Download the Absentee Voting In Georgia guide>>
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.
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
You can use this system to:
OLVR – Georgia Online Voter Registration >>
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.
Georgia My Voter Page >>
Address
2 MLK Jr. Drive
Suite 802 Floyd West Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Phone
(404) 656-2871
Email

Address
2 MLK Jr. Drive
Suite 802 Floyd West Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Phone
(404) 656-2871
Email

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