Elections

The runoff for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Rafael Warnock is Tuesday, December 6, 2022. The cutoff has already passed for registering to be eligible to vote in this election. You can check your registration status and find your polling place by visiting the Georgia MyVoterPage, opens a new window. Visit your county registration and elections offices for information on absentee balloting and early voting (contact information is at the bottom of the page). Early voting in Fulton County, opens a new window will run Saturday 11/26/22 and continue Monday 11/28/22 through Friday 12/2/22.  Early voting for City of Atlanta-in-DeKalb, opens a new window

Many polling places and absentee ballot drop boxes have changed since the last election. Check your registration status and polling place at the Georgia MyVoterPage, opens a new window. Due to redistricting, opens a new window and other factors, precincts change and in some cases voting in the wrong one can disqualify your vote, so take a moment to look it up. Find a Fulton County absentee ballot drop box, opens a new window. By state law, absentee ballot drop boxes are no longer 24 hours. Important dates, opens a new window for Fulton County.  If you have moved recently, opens a new window check Fulton County rules under "Change of Residence". 

Apply to become a poll worker, opens a new window in Fulton County. Temporary positions are available for advance voting, Election Day, and support positions.

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

DeKalb County Voter Registrations and Elections, opens a new window

4380 Memorial Dr # 300
Decatur, GA 30032
Telephone: (404) 298-4020
Fax: (404) 298-4038

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