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.
2014 Important Events Calendar
|March 2014 Dates|
| Filing deadline for primary Ballot access||March 7, 2014 -|
| Special Election (to fill vacancies) ||March 18, 2014|
|April 2014 Dates|
| Special Election Runoff Date||April 15, 2014|
| Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the Primary/Nonpartisan Election and Runoff.||April 21, 2014|
| Advance Voting for primary/nonpartisan election begins.||April 28, 2014 -|
|May 2014 Dates|
| Absentee Ballot request deadline for May 20 Primary - Military and Overseas Voters||May 16, 2014 -|
| Absentee Ballot return deadline (postmarked by) - Military and Overseas Voters||May 20, 2014|
| Congressional Primary||May 20, 2014|
| May 20 Primary: Absentee Ballot return deadline (received by) - Military and Overseas Voters||May 23, 2014|
|June 2014 Dates|
| Second qualifying period for independent general election candidates- Monday, June 23 - Friday, June 27, 2014 ||June 27, 2014 -|
| In person early voting begins on Monday, June 30 for General Primary Runoff Election -||June 30, 2014|
|July 2014 Dates|
| Primary Runoff : Absentee Ballot request deadline - Military and Overseas Voters||July 18, 2014 -|
| In person early voting ends on Friday, July 18th for General Primary Runoff Election -||July 18, 2014|
| Primary Runoff: Absentee Ballot return deadline (postmarked by) - Military and Overseas Voters||July 22, 2014 -|
| Congressional Runoff||July 22, 2014|
| Primary Runoff: Absentee Ballot return deadline (received by) - Military and Overseas Voters||July 25, 2014 -|
|September 2014 Dates|
| Last day to file and publish a notice of intention to be a write-in candidate in the General Election.||September 2, 2014 -|
|October 2014 Dates|
| Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the General Election/and Runoff.||October 6, 2014 -|
| November General Election: Absentee Ballot request deadline - Military and Overseas Voters||October 31, 2014|
|November 2014 Dates|
| November General Election Day||November 4, 2014|
| November General Election: Absentee Ballot return deadline (postmarked by) - Military and Overseas Voters||November 4, 2014|
| November General Election: Absentee Ballot return deadline (received by) - Military and Overseas Voters||November 7, 2014 -|
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Bring Appropriate identification with you to the polls
Georgia law (O.C.G.A Â§ 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.
If you have questions, need more information or have difficulty getting a FREE Voter Identification Card, you can contact your county registrarâs office or the Secretary of Stateâs Elections Division at:
Telephone (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Telephone (404) 656-2871
V/TTY: (404) 656-1787
Fax: (404) 651-9531
- 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 Voter 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
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 Voter Identification Card. An identification card can be issued at any county registrar's office or Department of Driver Services Office free of charge.
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