Today is National Voter Registration Day, but it’s not the last day you can sign up to vote in the Nov. 7 municipal and special elections.
That deadline is Oct. 10, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s election calendar. Georgia does have several requirements for voting: you have to be a U.S. citizen and a legal resident of the county where you’re registering; be at least 17 ½ years old to register, and 18 to vote; can’t be serving a sentence for a felony involving “moral turpitude,” and haven’t been declared mentally incompetent by a court.
To register people will need their full name, address and date of birth. An official state or federal ID or driver’s license is needed if you have one, but it’s possible to register in writing without that.
Intended voters can register online at the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, gmcc.georgia.gov/register-vote, or download a postage-paid paper application from the same page. The mailing address is on the form. County registration and election offices also offer online registration through their websites, listed below.
Georgians can register when they get a driver’s license, at most public libraries, at some other government offices and of course at their county registration and election office. They can even be mailed a paper application by calling the county registration office.
People can also register, or check their registration, through the links at nationalvoterregistrationday.org.
Voter registration offices in Metro Atlanta counties:
997 Newnan Road, Carrollton, GA 30116 (temporary; usually 423 College St., Carrollton, GA 30117)
193 Lamar Haley Parkway, Canton, GA 30114
121 South McDonough St., Jonesboro, GA 30236
995 Roswell St. NE, Marietta, GA 30060
87 Newnan Station Drive, Newnan, GA 30265 (new location)
4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300, Decatur, GA 30032-1239
8700 Hospital Drive, first floor, Douglasville, GA 30134
175 Johnson Ave., Fayetteville, GA 30214 (new location)
1201 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040
130 Peachtree St SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA 30303
455 Grayson Highway, Suite 200, Lawrenceville, GA 30046