Voter FAQ

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? Can I see a sample ballot?
  5. How do I vote by mail?
  6. When and where is early voting?
  7. Where do I vote on election day?
  8. What do I need to bring with me when I vote?
  9. What commission district am I in?

“When is the election?”

The local election and statewide primary will take place on May 21.
The 2024 general election will take place on November 5.

"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?”

When a sample ballot for each election is ready, you can view it on My Voter Page after entering your initials, county and birthdate. View a full list of all the candidates running here.

“How do I vote by mail?”

You can request a ballot here.

Absentee ballot application form

Ballot drop box
After you receive your ballot, you can mail it back or place it in the drop box at the ACC Board of Elections Office (155 E. Washington Street).

To track the status of your absentee ballot, go to

“When and where is early voting?”

Early voting normally takes place at the Board of Elections office downtown (155 E Washington Street) Monday through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm, starting three weeks out until the Friday before the election. For an early voting schedule, check the ACC Board of Elections website.

“Where do I vote on election day?”

Voting in person
Many election day polling places have been changed for 2024. Check here to find out your voting location for election day.

“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. Or perhaps the easiest way is to look on My Voter Page — enter your initials, county and birthdate. Next, click on “elected officials information” in the top menu to see your districts.

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).