Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 5

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons upon the completion of their parole or probation.

ID Requirements for Voting: Photo ID is required. Those who do not show one at the polls can cast a provisional ballot and show a photo ID to the board elections within 3 days of the election.

Early Voting: Early voting for the 2020 State Primary Election will take place from April 27 – May 15. Early voting for the 2020 Election will take place from October 12 – October 30.

Time Off to Vote Law: Employees are eligible for time off to vote if they do not have a sufficient time during non-working hours. Learn more here.

Absentee Voting: Any voter can request an absentee ballot, no excuse is required. The application can be downloaded online and mailed or presented in person to the county Board of Elections at least 4 days before the election. Download the application and find your Board of Elections office here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Georgia ranks 23rd in the country for the representation of women in the State Legislature.

Georgia Congressional Delegation

Georgia State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Georgia had lower voter turnout than the United States overall for both men and women in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size