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Whether you vote early, advance, or at the polls, you must present one of six acceptable forms of personal identification; all must have the voter’s photo on the ID card:
Once is usually sufficient. If you regularly vote, you will remain on the list of eligible voters. If you move, even if it is within the County, you need to register at your new address. You may verify your registration by accessing the Georgia Secretary of State website.
Yes. You must be registered at the address where you reside.
There are several locations:
Anyone may vote an absentee ballot that chooses to do so.
If you are registering by mail for the very first time in the State of Georgia, you will need to provide a photocopy of either your:
If you were previously a registered voter in Georgia, you do not need to provide identification. When you fill out the form, you are swearing that you are eligible to register to vote. False swearing is prosecutable as a felony.
Yes. Polling places remain the same for all elections. For a smaller election, the place within your polling location may change.
For example, instead of using the gymnasium, the polling might take place in a smaller room. There are always signs posted to let you know where the voting is taking place.
No. Georgia Code Section 21-2-431(c) specifically states that no person shall vote at any polling place outside the precinct in which such person resides.
If you will refer to your precinct card, it will identify the district numbers applicable to the street address where you reside. You can access the link on this site to determine the name and contact information about that elected official. You may also access this information at Georgia Secretary of State website.
You are not automatically registered to vote when you get your Driver’s License. The examiner must ask you if you want to register; you must reply affirmatively; and then the examiner must generate the form to be sent to the Voter Registration Office.
If you do not receive a precinct card within a month after you register at the Department of Motor Vehicles, call our office 770-920-7217 to inquire if we received the application.
You must apply in writing for an absentee ballot and send or fax your request to the Voter Registration Office by the Friday preceding the election. There is an absentee ballot form that can be picked up in the Voter Registration Office or downloaded from the Secretary of State’s website.
You may also request an absentee ballot by writing on a piece of paper the following information:
You can also come to the Voter Registration Office in the Courthouse and request an absentee ballot not more than 180 days preceding the election.
When you register to vote, you will receive a precinct card approximately 2 weeks after your form is processed. It indicates your polling place as well as which Congressional, State House and Senate, Commission, School Board and City District in which you reside.
If you have misplaced this card, you can find out your polling place either by accessing the Secretary of State’s website or by calling 888-265-1115.
Yes. Anyone may vote early for no reason at all beginning 21 days in advance of a Federal election. This is done either by mail or in person at:Voter Registration Office1st Floor Douglas County Courthouse8700 Hospital DriveDouglasville, GA 30134
You must submit a request in writing with your name, address, date of birth and a statement that you are requesting an absentee ballot. You must sign the request, as we compare signatures on the request to the voter registration form on file to verify that the request is legitimate. The last day that we mail out ballots is the Friday before the election. Requests must be received no later than noon on Friday to be able to be sent out.
Anyone may advance vote the Monday through Friday of the week prior to an election at any one of the advance voting sites: