Did you know that anybody can vote by mail in Georgia? You don’t need a reason, but you do need to formally request a ballot.
- Check your voter registration at your My Voter Page. If you need to make changes, you can quickly make updates online.
If you have a valid state ID (Driver’s license or other ID#), request your ballot online at https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov.
If you do not have an ID, download this form from the Secretary of State’s website. Complete the form in full, including your signature at the bottom, then mail your application to Fulton County Registrar at 130 PEACHTREE STREET SW #2186, ATLANTA, GA 30303-3460 or drop in an absentee ballot drop box.
- You can check the status of your absentee ballot request on your My Voter Page.
- You will receive an absentee ballot in the mail, along with instructions and a return envelope. (The county registrars will begin mailing them out in mid September). Once you receive your ballot, complete it, making sure to put your address and date of birth on the outer envelope where indicated, and don’t forget to sign your ballot.
- We recommend taking your completed ballot to an absentee ballot drop box (no postage required!). If you choose to mail your ballot back to your county registrar (address above), make sure to use two stamps. You can check to see when your ballot is received on your My Voter Page.
Check out the Democratic Party of Georgia’s FAQ here.
Is voting by mail secure? Yes! You can track your ballot’s progress on your My Voter Page. You’ll see the date your ballot was mailed to you, the date it was received by the county registrar, and the date it was counted. The DPG also has a full-time Voter Protection Director who will have representatives on-site to watch ballot counts on election day (plus a team of lawyers to respond to any issues that may arise!).
What if I check My Voter Page and I don’t see my ballot received by the registrar? If your ballot hasn’t been received by the last day of early voting, call the county registrar (Fulton County: (404) 612-3816) and ask that they cancel your ballot, then go vote in person.
I’m not sure that my ballot will arrive at the registrar’s office by election day! What do I do? You can hand your ballot into the registrar yourself, or use one of the official dropboxes around Fulton county.
Why should I vote absentee? It’s an easy and verifiable form of voting. Plus, if any issues arise with your registration or ballot in the process of voting, the DPG will be able to help correct the issues so that your vote will still count by election day.
What if I have more questions? Call the Democratic Party of Georgia’s Voter Protection Hotline at 888-730-5816. They’re here to help, no matter how small your question may seem!