Voting Eligibility

You are eligible to vote in Georgia if you are a citizen of the United States; a legal resident of Georgia; at least 18 years old; have not been found to be mentally incompetent by the court; are not serving a sentence for a felony of moral turpitude; are registered to vote; and meet all other state requirements, such as showing a Photo Identification if you choose to vote in person or properly requesting and returning an absentee ballot if you choose to vote by mail.

You may register any time up to the 5th Monday before election day and vote in that election.

If you have moved, you must update your voter registration by submitting a new application.

Photo ID Requirements

Georgia law requires registered voters to show photo identification in order to vote in person. When you vote in person, you must show one of the following photo IDs:

  • A Georgia driver’s license, even if expired
  • Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including one issued by the Department of Driver Services or your Voter Registrar
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, this state, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
  • Valid U.S. military photo ID
  • Valid tribal photo ID

If you DO NOT have one of these forms of ID, you can receive a FREE Georgia Voter ID card. Just contact your county registrar’s office or a Department of Driver Services office. For more information, call 1-877-725-9797, or go to

If you do not have a photo ID listed above, you can still vote by provisional ballot. You have two days after the election to bring the required photo ID to your county registrar’s office in order for your provisional ballot to be counted. If you have to vote a provisional ballot because you don’t have one of the forms of Photo ID listed above, you can go to your county voter registration office, get a FREE photo ID and present it within two days after the election and your provisional ballot will be counted.

If you simply forget your Photo ID, and time permits, you can retrieve it, return to the polling place, and vote.