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?”

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?”

Here is one example of a sample ballot from Athens. Yours might be different — check what yours looks like at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

View our 2020 Voter Guide

“Where do I vote?”

Voting in person
Check here to find out your voting location for election day. You can also vote early (see below).

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

Or you can use the online voter portal here: ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov

Absentee ballot application form

Ballot drop boxes
After you receive your ballot, you can mail it back or place it in one of these handy drop boxes around town:

Box #1: ACC Extension Office – 275 Cleveland Road, Bogart
Box #2: ACC Elections Office – 155 E Washington Street, Athens
Box #3: ACC Library – 2025 Baxter Street, Athens
Box #4: ACC Multimodal Transportation Center – 775 E Broad Street, Athens
Box #5: Fire Station #7 – 2350 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens

To track the status of your absentee ballot, go to www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

“When and where is early voting?”

Early voting in Athens for the 2020 General Election:

October 12 – 23

Saturday, October 24

Sunday, October 25

October 26 – 30

“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).