There’s still time left to register to vote in November’s election for Georgia governor, Congress and more.
The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 9 for Georgians who want to participate in the Nov. 6 general election.
Nearly 84,000 new voters have already registered since the May 22 primary election, bringing the total number of registered Georgia voters to more than 6.8 million, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.
They’re eligible to vote in the race for governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp. Other races on the ballot are for the U.S. House of Representatives, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general and seats in the Georgia General Assembly.
Less than half of registered voters cast ballots in the last three midterm elections.
Turnout in midterms since 2006 ranged between 42 percent and 45 percent. Turnout in presidential election years is higher, with more than 62 percent of voters participating in recent years.
To be eligible to register to vote in Georgia, you must be a citizen, legal resident and more than 17 and a half years old. In addition, you can’t be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude or found mentally incompetent by a judge.
How to register to vote in Georgia
- Check whether you’re already registered online at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/
- Register to vote online if you have a valid Georgia driver’s license or identification card at https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/
- Print and mail a voter registration application from https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/images/reg_form.pdf
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.
Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism. AJC.com. Atlanta. News. Now.
Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism.
With the largest team in the state, the AJC reports what’s really going on with your tax dollars and your elected officials. Subscribe today. Visit the AJC's Georgia Navigator for the latest in Georgia politics.
Your subscription to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism. Visit the AJC's Georgia Navigator for the latest in Georgia politics.