Voter Registration

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Voter Registration

To register to vote you must:
Be a citizen of the United States
Be a legal resident of the county
Be at least 17 1/2 years of age to register and 18 years of age to vote
Not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude
Have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge  
 
ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION
Register to Vote Online

Download a Voter Registration Application

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Please allow the county at least 3 to 4 weeks to process your application.

Georgia citizens have access to several convenient methods of registering to vote:
 Download, complete, and mail a voter registration application.
You can go to your local county board of registrars' office or election office, public library, public assistance office, recruitment office, schools, and other government offices for a mail-in registration form.
Registration is offered when you renew or apply for your driver's license at Department of Driver Services.
College students can obtain Georgia voter registration forms, or the necessary forms to register in any state in the U.S., from their school registrar's office or from the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
 
CHANGE OF RESIDENCE 
Voters are required to notify the board of registrars of their county of residence whenever they move.

If you move within the same county in which you are registered to vote and don't notify the registrar at least 30 days prior to an election, you may vote in your old polling place for that election. You must file a notice of your new address. This can be done by writing to your county board of registrars' office or by submitting a new voter registration application.

If you move outside the county in which you are registered to vote within 30 days of an election, you may vote in your old precinct for that election. 

If you move outside the county in which you are registered to vote in excess of 30 days prior to an election, you have lost your eligibility to vote in the county of your old residence. You must register to vote in your new county of residence. You will be assigned a new voting precinct.

Voter Registration Deadlines

 Elections  Voter Registration Deadline Election Date
General Election and Special Election  October 5, 2020  November 3, 2020
General Election and Special Election Runoffs for Local and state Offices  October 5, 2020  December 1, 2020
General Election Runoffs for Federal Offices  December 7, 2020  January 5, 2021

Voting FAQs

Voter Registration

How do I register to vote? Where do i go to register to vote?

The Voter Registration Division has three locations to register to vote in person:

Fulton County Government Center, 130 Peachtree Street SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Room 105, College Park, Georgia 30349

North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, Room 251, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

After I have registered to vote how long will it take to receive my voter precinct card?

A Voter Precinct card will be mailed to you from Fulton County 3 – 4 weeks after you register.

Do you know where I can find voter registration forms, and how many can I get?

You can complete your Voter Registration online or you or can also download the Voter Registration Forms. You can also visit a voter registration office to request application form, and if you are not a Deputy Registrar, you will receive only 25 applications.

How do I obtain a Precinct Card?

You will only receive a precinct card when you register to vote for the first time, change your name or address. Please visit https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do to print a copy of your precinct card.

 

I am a college student. Can I register to vote with my school address?

Yes, college students who meet the generally applicable registration requirements may register to vote in the county where the student attends college. As a student, your home of record could affect scholarship eligibility and financial aid. Before changing your registration to the Georgia county where you attend college, make sure it does not conflict with any financial aid or scholarships you may receive from an out-of-state address.

When is the last day to register to vote?

The voter registration deadline is five Mondays prior to an election. (Code 1981, § 21-2-224). Key Dates can be found on https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/elections_and_voter_registration_calendars

I updated my voter registration with my new address, but it is not reflected in the system What do I do?

Please contact the Voter Registration Office at 404-612-3816 for help to verify your address change.

If I do not have a Georgia Driver License or ID, How do i obtain a voter ID card and where?

If you do not have valid identification for the purpose of voting, you may apply for a Georgia Voter ID card. You must be an active registered voter in Fulton County to qualify for a Georgia Voter ID card.  Visit any of the three Fulton County Voter Registration offices to obtain a Voter ID Card.

If I go to the polls and I am told that I am not registered to vote what should I do?

Before heading to the poll, you should check your voter registration status: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do or call the Voter Registration Office at 404-612-3816 to verify your status. If you are at the poll, ask for a provisional ballot that will allow you to cast your ballot.