Georgia requires picture ID in order to vote. ID cards for voting purposes are available at no cost from Georgia Department of Driver Services, opens a new window (call the Georgia Voter Hotline toll-free 1-877-725-9797 for the same information as on the website). This type of free ID is also issued by your county registrar - in Fulton, see the Fulton County Voting and Elections, opens a new window. You must be registered to vote to get the free ID card.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 protects every American against racial discrimination in voting. This law also protects the voting rights of many people who have limited English skills. Contact the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section, opens a new window if you feel your voting rights under federal law have been violated.
Georgia employers are required under OCGA § 21-2-404 to allow employees two hours off in order to vote if arranged in advance. Georgia law requires employers to grant their workers up to two hours to vote on Election Day. However, the employer is authorized to specify the hours which an employee may use. This provision for time off to vote does not apply to employees whose hours of work begin at least two hours after the polls open or end at least two hours before the polls close. There is no obligation for an employer to pay the employee for the time taken off to vote. The hours are at your employer’s discretion so please make sure you speak to your employer in advance.
Fulton County Registration and Elections, opens a new window contact information
Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections
130 Peachtree St Suite 2186
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 730-7020
Fax: (404) 730-7024
4380 Memorial Dr # 300
Decatur, GA 30032
Telephone: (404) 298-4020
Fax: (404) 298-4038