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.
2013 Events Calendar
| Special election runoff||April 16,2013|
| Special election (to fill vacancies only)||June 18,2013|
| Special election runoff||July 16,2013|
| Voter registration deadline for September 17 special election||August 19,2013|
| Voter registration deadline for October 15 special election runoff||August 19,2013|
| Special election (to fill vacancies only)||September 17,2013|
| Special election runoff||October 15,2013|
| General election/Special election(to fill vacancies and propose questions) ||November 5,2013|
| General election runoff/Special election runoff ||December 3,2013|
Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
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.
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
Under federal law, if you move within 30 days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.
As Americans, no right is more precious than the constitutional right to select our leaders. Yet many of eligible Georgia citizens are not even registered to vote. The last day to register in time to vote in the next election is the fifth Monday (30 days) before the election.
To register to vote in the State of , an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a United States Citizen
- Be a legal Resident of the county ,
- Be at least 171/2 years of age to register and 18 years of age to vote
- Not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude
- Have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge
Where To Register To Vote - The State's Voter Registration Agencies include:
- State Supervisor of Elections' office;
- Division of Elections;
- public library
- Driver's license office
- Voter registration agenies
- Armed forced recruitment offices
Voter registration is a county function. Georgia counties issue precinct cards after reviewing and processing applications.
You may confirm your voter registration status through MVP. If you have submitted a voter registration application within the prior three to four weeks and your name does not appear, please contact your local county registrar office to check the status of your application.
How To Register To Vote
- Georgia citizens have access to several convenient methods of registering to vote:
- Download, complete, and mail a voter registration application.
- Contact your local county board of registrars' office or election office, public library, public assistance office, recruitment office, schools and other government offices for a mail-in registration form.
- Registration is offered when you renew or apply for your driver's license at Department of Motor Vehicle Safety drivers license posts.
- College students can obtain Georgia voter registration forms, or the necessary forms to register in any state in the U.S., from their school registrar's office or from the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Click here to register to vote
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