Early voting begins Monday in Georgia

10/7/2020 - Atlanta, Georgia - The special edition voting sticker for voters that cast an early vote at State Farm Arena is displayed at the arena in Atlanta, Wednesday, October 7, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

Credit: Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com

Credit: Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com

With early voting about to begin, here’s information on how to make your vote count in Georgia.

Voting information and important dates

Monday: Advance in-person (Early) voting begins for the November General Election and Special Election. Check with your county’s election office for details about specific voting locations, dates and times. Learn more about early voting locations in your county

Oct. 24: Mandatory Saturday voting takes place for the November 3 General Election and Special Election. Check with your county election office for location and time details.

Nov. 3: General Election Day for in-person voting.

For general information on your voting status, go to: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

Absentee Voting information

To-do now: Request an absentee ballot form now if you don’t plan to vote in-person. This can be done either by mail or electronically. Check with the Georgia Secretary of State’s office or your county’s election office for details.

To request an absentee ballot online: https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov/

Check your mail too: Multiple organizations have also already mailed paper absentee ballot request forms to many prospective Georgia voters in the weeks leading up to the November 3 election. They can be completed by you, then returned by mail (mail early, allowing time for possible postal delivery delays) or electronically.

Submitting completed absentee ballots:

Completed, properly prepared absentee ballots can be mailed to county election offices once sufficient postage is affixed. Mail as early as possible, to allow for timely delivery amidst reported postal delays.

Completed absentee ballots can also be dropped off at designated county collection boxes. Drop boxes are available in every metro Atlanta county along with many other areas in advance of the Nov. 3 general election.

Voters can insert their absentee ballots in drop boxes anytime before polls close at 7 p.m. on Election Day. No stamp is required. Absentee ballots must be returned in the county where voters are registered to vote.

Check with your county election office for the latest information on drop box locations. Information about the process and locations can also be found at AJC.com.

The AJC Voter Guide was published in Sunday's paper and on ajc.com.

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