Voter Info

Have questions about voting?

  1. When is the election?
  2. Am I registered to vote?
  3. Can I register to vote online?
  4. Who can I vote for in my area? Can I see a sample ballot?
  5. Where do I vote?
  6. When and where is early voting?
  7. What do I need to bring with me when I vote?
  8. What commission district am I in?

“When is the election?”

August 11: Primary Runoff
November 3: General Election
January 5: General Election Runoff

"I'm a Georgia Voter" stickers“Am I registered to vote?”

Check here to see if you’ve already registered.

If you’re not registered, make sure to register at least a month before election day.

“Can I register to vote online?”

Yes! You can register here.

Residents of Georgia are eligible to register to vote here if they are:

  1. A citizen of the United States
  2. At least 17 ½ years old (you need to be 18 to actually vote)
  3. Not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction
  4. Not determined mentally incompetent

You will need to register one month before election day.

“Who can I vote for? Can I see a sample ballot?”

We’ll post a sample ballot here when one is ready. For now, you can check out the candidates running here.

“Where do I vote?”

Check here to find out your voting location for election day.

Voting by mail. You can request a ballot be mailed to you by downloading this form, filling it out and emailing it to

Absentee ballot application form

To track the status of your absentee ballot, go to

“When and where is early voting?”

Early voting in Athens always takes place at the same location: the Board of Elections office (155 E. Washington St) from 8am-5pm. There are usually other times and locations available as well.

Get a voter guide emailed to you!

“What do I need to bring with me when I vote?”

You will need to bring a valid state or federal government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license when you vote. Make sure to bring it! You can get a free photo ID from the Board of Elections office at 155 East Washington Street.

“What commission district am I in?”

Check these maps to find your commission district. The even-numbered seats on the commission will be up for re-election (Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) in May of 2020.

For your other voting districts, check here.

We hope this voter FAQ was helpful. If you still need voter info for the Athens, Georgia area, contact the Board of Elections (706-613-3150).