Below is everything you need to know to make sure you exercise your right in Atlanta this election season.
Check the Secretary of State’s website for Election Dates. https://sos.ga.gov/admin/files/2020_Short_Calendar.pdf
Early Voting Dates/Times/Places
To vote early, find out the dates, times and locations for your precinct here. https://elections.sos.ga.gov/Elections/advancedVotingInfo.do
General Voter Information including sample ballots and polling locations
Find out information including whether you’re registered, early voting places, whose on the upcoming ballot, and precincts addresses on the Secretary of State’s “My Voter Page “ Click here. My Voter Page
On Election Day, polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. If you can’t vote during those times, you can either vote early or send in an absentee ballot.
What IDs are acceptable at the polls
When you arrive at your polling station, you’ll need to bring a valid photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport, military photo ID, tribal photo ID, or voter identification card.
What if you have No Photo ID
If you do not have one of the 6 acceptable forms of photo IDs, you can get a free state issued photo ID at your county registrat’s office or Department of Driver Services. Be sure to bring documentation showing the voter’s date of birth, evidence that the applicant is registered to vote, a photo identity document that shows the voters’ full legal name and date of birth. Contact your county registrar’s office for more information. You may also call 404-656-2871.
How to Contact your County Registrar’s office
Go to the secretary of state’s website to get contact information about your county Elections and Registrar’s office https://elections.sos.ga.gov/Elections/countyregistrars.do
How do I vote Absentee
Fill out, sign and send in an absentee application by mail. Get the application here. Absentee Ballot Application. You’ll receive your ballot by mail or your email address. After you fill out the ballot, make sure you mail it back so it arrives on Election Day.
What if you’re not listed on the Voter Rolls
If you encounter a situation where the poll worker says you’re not on the list of voters at that location, then insist on casting a provisional ballot. Provisional ballots allow you to vote even if you can’t prove you meet the requirements at that time. You have three days after the Election Day to go to your county elections office with acceptable ID, in order for your vote to count.
Election Day Problems Hot-Lines
Report an Election Day problem by calling the numbers below.
1-866-OUR VOTE (866-687- 8683
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Espanol)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
TIMELINE OF IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES
Georgia General Election – November 3, 2020
Early Voting – October 12 – October 30
Voter Registration Deadline – Monday, October 5, 2020
Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot: Request must be received by Friday, October 30, 2020
Deadline to Return Completed Absentee Ballot: Ballot must be received by the close of business day on Tuesday, November 3, 2020
What Will The Polls Be Like During COVID-19 Pandemic?
Please be prepared for long wait times on election day. Officials say voters should allow themselves extra time to vote due to COVID-19