Upcoming Elections in Georgia

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - General Election Day
Candidate Ballot Access - Independent candidates Filing deadline: Earliest day for an Independent or a Political Body Candidate to file a Notice of Candidacy to have his/her name placed on the General Election Ballot 9:00pm June 27,2016
Candidate Ballot Access - Filing ends: Last day for an Independent or a Political Body Candidate to file a Notice of Candidacy to have his/her name placed on the General Election Ballot. . By 12:00 Noon July 1,2016
Candidate Ballot Access - Independent candidates Filing deadline: Last day for an Independent or a Political Body Candidate to file a Notice of Candidacy to have his/her name placed on the General Election Ballot. . By 12:00 Noon July 12,2016
Candidate Ballot Access - Write-In candidates ballot access deadline: Last day to file the notice of intention to be a write-in candidate and have notice published September 6,2016
Candidate Ballot Access - Write-In candidates ballot access deadline: Last day to file affidavit stating the notice of intention to be a Write-In Candidate has been published. September 12,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the General Election/November Special Election September 20,2016
Voter Registration deadline - In Person: Last day a person may register and be eligible to vote in the General Election/November Special Election /Runoff Election. October 11,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: Advanced (In-Person) Voting begins for the General Election/November Special Election. October 17,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: Absentee ballots shall be mailed out as soon as possible prior to the General Election Runoff/November Special Election Runoff for Local and State Offices. October 29,2016
December 6,2016 - General Election Runoff Date for Local and State Offices
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the General Election Runoff of Federal Offices. November 22,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: Advanced (In-Person) Voting begins for the General Election Runoff for Federal Offices December 19,2016
January 10,2017 - General Election Runoff Date for Federal Offices
Voter Registration Ends: Last day a person may register and be eligible to vote in the General Election/November Special Election /Runoff Election. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-224(a)* October 11,2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Brookhaven Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Rebecca Chase Williams - Population(49,000)
    November
  • Kennesaw Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Mark Mathews - Population(30,990)
    Mayor Mathews will not seek re-election.
November 8, 2016

Can I Take Time Off For Voting?

Each employee in this state shall, upon reasonable notice to his or her employer, be permitted by his or her employer to take any necessary time off from his or her employment to vote in any municipal, county, state, or federal political party primary or election for which such employee is qualified and registered to vote on the day on which such primary or election is held; provided, however, that such necessary time off shall not exceed two hours; and provided, further, that, if the hours of work of such employee commence at least two hours after the opening of the polls or end at least two hours prior to the closing of the polls, then the time off for voting as provided for in this Code section shall not be available. The employer may specify the hours during which the employee may absent himself or herself as provided in this Code section.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

Georgia law (O.C.G.A § 21-2-417) requires Georgia residents to show photo identification when voting in person. This website is just one part of our comprehensive outreach and education program to ensure that citizens are aware of the photo identification requirement. Electronic versions of publications and press releases pertaining to this requirement are available here as well

You are not required to provide identification when you vote absentee by mail

What IDs are acceptable

  • 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.

Georgia's Voter Identification Card

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.

To receive a voter identification card, the voter must provide:

  • A photo identity document or approved non-photo identity document that includes full legal name and date of birth
  • Documentation showing the voter's date of birth
  • Evidence that the applicant is a registered voter
  • Documentation showing the applicant's name and residential address

Click here for additional information

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Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

On Election Day, polling places in Georgia are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. If you are 75 years of age or older or have a disability and you show up at the polling place between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., you will not be required to wait in line. Such voters should tell a poll officer if he or she wants to move to the front of the line.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use www.mvp.sos.ga.gov to check your Voter registration status,Mail-In application and ballot status,Poll location,Early voting locations and more. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Am I eligible To Vote in Georgia?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in Georgia

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in Georgia?

Do you know how or where to register to vote in Georgia? Click here for more information

What's on Georgia ballot in 2016

Do you know what you are voting for in 2016? Click here to see what will be on the statewide and local ballots

Who Can Vote in Primaries in Georgia?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in Georgia

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

Do you know if Georgia if one of the States that allow voters to register at the polls on Election day? Click here for more information

Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in Georgia?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in Georgia? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting Check if you need to re-register to vote

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