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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

EventDate
March 2014 Dates
Filing deadline for primary Ballot accessMarch 7, 2014 -
Special Election (to fill vacancies) March 18, 2014
April 2014 Dates
Special Election Runoff DateApril 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 VotersMay 16, 2014 -
Absentee Ballot return deadline (postmarked by) - Military and Overseas VotersMay 20, 2014
Congressional PrimaryMay 20, 2014
May 20 Primary: Absentee Ballot return deadline (received by) - Military and Overseas VotersMay 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 VotersJuly 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 VotersJuly 22, 2014 -
Congressional RunoffJuly 22, 2014
Primary Runoff: Absentee Ballot return deadline (received by) - Military and Overseas VotersJuly 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 VotersOctober 31, 2014
November 2014 Dates
November General Election DayNovember 4, 2014
November General Election: Absentee Ballot return deadline (postmarked by) - Military and Overseas VotersNovember 4, 2014
November General Election: Absentee Ballot return deadline (received by) - Military and Overseas VotersNovember 7, 2014 -
Georgia: Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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

    Bring Appropriate identification with you to the polls

    • 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. If you have questions, need more information or have difficulty getting a FREE Voter Identification Card, you can contact your county registrar’s office or the Secretary of State’s 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.

    Click here for additional info


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