Election Day Voting

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If a voter chooses to cast his/her ballot on Election Day, he/she must go to their precinct’s polling place.

Locate polling location by clicking HERE.

If a voter is unsure if eligible to vote in an election, contact the Board of Elections Office and the staff will be happy to assist you in determining eligibility.

Election Day Voting Schedule
Polls open at 7:00 a.m.
Polls close at 7:00 p.m.

If a voter is in line at the polling place when the polls close, the voter will be permitted to cast a ballot. When voters arrive at the polling location, he/she will complete a voter’s certificate, which asks for name and residence address.  Voter’s will then be asked to present the certificate and proper identification to the poll officials who will verify the voter is a registered voter in that precinct by checking the voters list for that precinct. Voters are required to present identification at their polling place prior to casting their ballot.

Showing identification at the polling place is now required. Please present one of the following:

  • Valid Georgia drivers license (even if expired)
  • Valid U.S. passport ID
  • Valid U.S. military photo ID
  • Valid tribal photo ID
  • Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency or entity of the U.S. government, Georgia government, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of the State of Georgia
  • Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free Voter ID card, issued by the County Registrar’s Office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS).

If a citizen does not have one of the above acceptable forms of photo ID, the State of Georgia offers a freeVoter Identification Card.  An ID card can be issued at the Department of Driver services Office free of charge.

To receive a Voter ID card, the voter must provide:

  • A photo identity document or approved non-photo identity document that includes full legal name and date of birth
  • Documentation showing the voter’s date of birth
  • Evidence that the applicant is a registered voter
  • Documentation showing the applicant’s name and residential address.

For more information, visit the Secretary of State website at http://sos.ga.gov.

A first time registrant by mail may also provide one of the following additional forms of identification: a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector.

If the elector is a first time registrant by mail who did not provide one of the acceptable forms of ID at the time of registration this voter must show proper identification. If the elector is unable to show identification at the time of voting they may vote a provisional ballot, which will be counted only if the voter presents identification within the two-day period following the election.