Voting Requirements

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An individual is permitted to register and vote in an election if they meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be a resident of Georgia.
  • Must be a resident of the county in which they are registering to vote.
  • Must be seventeen and one-half years of age to register but cannot vote until eighteen years of age.
  • Cannot be serving a sentence for having been convicted of a felony involving moral terpitude.
  • Must not have been declared mentally incompetent with voting rights removed.
  • Must be registered thirty days prior to any scheduled election.

The following list describes valid forms of personal identification required for an individual to vote in an election:

  • A Georgia driver's license, even if it is expired.
  • Any valid state or federal government-issued photo identification, including a free voter identification card issued by your county elections office or the Department of Drivers Services.
  • A valid U.S. passport.
  • A valid employee photo identification 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.
  • A valid U.S. military photo identification.
  • A valid tribal photo identification.
  • A valid gun permit with photo.