Have questions about voting? Need voter info?
“When is the election?”
Referendum on the 2020 SPLOST: November 5, 2019
Presidential Primary: March 24, 2020
Local Election and State Primary: May 19, 2020
General Election; November 3, 2020
“Am I registered to vote?”
Check here to see if you’ve already registered.
The Georgia Secretary of State’s office has been purging the voter rolls of inactive voters. If you registered years ago and have not voted recently, you may want to make sure you are still registered. If you’re not registered, make sure to register at least a month in advance of 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:
- A citizen of the United States
- At least 17 ½ years old (you need to be 18 to actually vote)
- Not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction
- Not determined mentally incompetent
“What commission district am I in?”
Check these maps to find your voting districts.
Put in the address where you are registered. If you can’t remember where you are registered, check here. The even-numbered seats on the commission will be up for re-election (Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) in May of 2020.
“Who can I vote for? Can I see a sample ballot?”
I will link to the sample ballot here when it is available. I will also provide a detailed guide complete with voter info for each election! Until that’s ready, you can check to see who’s running here.
“Where can I vote?”
Check here to find out your voting location for election day.
“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 may be other locations open as well.
“Do I need a photo ID to vote?”
Yes, you will need to bring your ID when you go vote. Make sure to bring it! You can get a free photo ID from the Board of Elections office at 155 East Washington Street.