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Voter Survival Guide

All the information you need to know to make an informed decision in the upcoming primary election on November 8. The polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM on election day. 

Helpful Resources.

Find out all voting and election information with Georgia's My Voter Page.

Call RideShare2Vote at (888) 977-2250 or submit a ride request above.

Out of town or unable to vote in person? Apply for an absentee ballot here. 

If you have been convicted of a felony, visit Restore Your Vote to determine your eligibility. 

Not sure if you're registered? You can check your registration status here. 

Click here to view the official list of candidates that will appear on your ballot. 

Voter Checklist

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Confirm the status of your registration at least 4 weeks prior to the date of the election. Update your registration information, such as address and name. Contact the Elections Office.

Bring your approved form of voter I.D.

  • U.S. passport ID

  • U.S. military ID 

  • tribal photo ID 

  • employee photo ID (state-issued)

  • government-issued ID (e.g., drivers license)

  • voter identification card

Know your polling place location and how to get there.

Familiarize yourself with the voting device used.  Learn how the device is accessible to voters with disabilities.

Learn who can assist in voting and who can receive assistance.

Know what time the polls open and close (7 AM until 7 PM)

Obtain a Sample Ballot from the Elections Office to become acquainted with candidates and other items on the ballot.

Voter ID Requirements.

Georgia law requires photo identification when voting, either in person or absentee. It’s the way your county ensures it’s you casting your ballot and not someone who isn’t eligible to vote.

Bring one of these seven forms of identification to vote in person: 

  • A Georgia driver's license, even if expired

  • ​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

  • Student ID from a Georgia public College or University

  • 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 containing a photograph of the voter

  • Valid tribal photo ID containing a photograph of the voter

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Know Your Rights.

If you have any issues at the polls, can’t confirm your polling location, or face any difficulty trying to cast your ballot, contact the nonpartisan Election Protection Hotline for immediate assistance!

1-866-OUR VOTE (1-866-687-8683): English
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682): Spanish
1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683): Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Hindu, Urdu, Tagalog
1-844-YALLA-US (8-844-925-5287): Arabic

You may also find Election protection staff or volunteers outside of your polling place in some locations. Be sure they have the official Election Protection clothing and/or badges before taking their advice. 

Provisional ballots are a form of paper ballot that can be used to determine a voter’s eligibility. 
 

You may use a provisional ballot if: 

  • Your name cannot be found on the voter registration list

  • You are registered at another precinct or county

  • You do not have acceptable identification

  • Your polling site is open late because of a court order

  • You requested an absentee ballot and it cannot be determined if that ballot has been accepted


If a poll worker cannot determine your eligibility, you may be offered a provisional ballot or you may request one. Complete the provisional ballot and follow up with your county within 3 days after the election to confirm your eligibility to vote on Election Day, or your vote will be rejected. 

Voters may be provided a provisional ballot if their polling place is open after 7 PM by court order. Voters may also receive a provisional ballot if the machines are not working. If either of these events happen, voters do not have to follow up with their county. Votes will count without further action from the voter.

 

I registered to vote, but the poll worker says I'm not on the list of registered voters. What can I do?

Your Rights

  • All voters are entitled to a provisional ballot, even if they are not in the poll book.

  • After Election Day, election officials must investigate whether you are qualified to vote and registered; if you are, they must count your provisional ballot.

What to do

  • Ask the poll worker to double-check for your name on the list of registered voters.

  • If your name isn’t there, ask if there is a supplemental list of voters (sometimes, voters who register closer to Election Day are placed on a supplemental list of registered voters).

  • You may also request that the poll workers check a statewide system, if one is available, to see if you are registered to vote at a different polling place.

  • If they still can’t find your name, ask for a provisional ballot.

Additional information

  • If you are turned away or denied a provisional ballot, you can call the Election Protection Hotline (1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA) and the U.S. Department of Justice Voting Rights Hotline: 800-253-3931; TTY line 877-267-8971.

  • You can also contact your county clerk, elections commissioner, elections supervisor, or your state board of elections.

  • The Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda is providing free rides to the polls. If you are in need of a ride, call (877) 524-VOTE (8683) or contact via ridetothepoll.com

If you do not have a valid form of photo ID, you can still vote by provisional ballot. You have three days after the election to bring the required photo ID to your county registrar’s office for your provisional ballot to be counted.

Suppose you have to vote a provisional ballot because you don’t have one of the forms of photo ID listed above. In that case, you can go to your county voter registration office, get a FREE photo ID and present it within three days after the election, and your provisional ballot will be counted.

Source: #VoteATL

Key Election Dates

2022 Midterm Election

Last day to submit absentee ballot application

Last day of in-person early voting

Last day to register to vote for the general election run-off

 

General election day

 

Last day to submit absentee ballot application for run-off election

 

General election run-off day

Friday, October 28th

Saturday, Nov. 4th

Monday, Nov. 7th

 

Tuesday, Nov. 8th

Friday, Nov. 25th

Tuesday, Dec. 6th