Georgia

Population

10,617,423

Voting-Age Pop.

7,254,693

Last Presidential Election (2016)
Clinton 46 %
Trump 51 %
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Important Dates

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Election Date

Nov 3, 2020

Registration Deadline

Oct 5, 2020

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USPS recommends mailing your ballot no later than October 27.

Source: USPS.com

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  • Online Registration

    Yes
  • Early Voting
    Yes
  • Same-Day Registration
    No
  • ID Required
    Yes

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Absentee/Mail-In Voting

Registered Georgia voters can vote by absentee ballot.

Data source - securevotega.com

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  • No, residents of Georgia must register for an absentee ballot for the general election.

Mail Outline Icon Is this state automatically sending an absentee or mail-in ballot?

No, residents of Georgia must register for an absentee ballot for the general election.

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  • Absentee ballots may be requested any time between 180 days prior to the election and the end of the business day on the Friday before Election Day.

Request a ballot by Oct 30, close of business

Absentee ballots may be requested any time between 180 days prior to the election and the end of the business day on the Friday before Election Day.

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  • Sept 15: Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the November general election and special election.

When will I receive my ballot?

Sept 15: Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the November general election and special election.

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  • Ballots postmarked by Election Day and delivered by 7pm on Nov 6 must be counted.

Mail Send Icon Return ballot: Postmarked by Nov 3; Received by Nov 6, 7pm

Ballots postmarked by Election Day and delivered by 7pm on Nov 6 must be counted.

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  • You do not need to provide a reason/excuse to vote absentee.

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You do not need to provide a reason/excuse to vote absentee.


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Early Voting

Can you vote early in this state?

Yes

On Oct 12, early voting begins for the November general election and special election.


Same-Day Registration

Can you register on Election Day?

No

Oct 5 is the last day a person may register and be eligible to vote in the November general election.


Voter ID Requirements

Is an ID required to vote?

Yes

Georgia law requires residents to show photo identification when voting in person. You are not required to provide identification when you vote absentee by mail. If you do not have one of the six acceptable forms of photo ID, the State of Georgia offers a free ID card. An ID card can be issued at any county registrar's office or Department of Driver Services Office free of charge.


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Acceptable Forms of Identification

Make sure you're ready on Election Day with the appropriate forms of identification. Acceptable forms of ID are listed here.

Data source - sos.ga.gov

Acceptable Forms of ID

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  • Valid US Passport

  • Valid US Military Photo ID

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  • Georgia Driver's License

    Even if expired

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  • 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)

  • 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 Tribal Photo ID