Voter Bill of Rights
Georgia voters are empowered to vote during early voting, by mail ballot, or in person on election day.
Voters can request a mail ballot online or through their local county elections office. Voters can return their mail ballots by placing them in a secure dropbox if offered by their county, by US Mail, or by delivering them to their local county elections office by 7:00pm on Tuesday January 5, 2021.
Early voting begins December 14, 2020, and continues in most counties through December 31, 2020. Early voting locations and hours vary by county. Visit iwillvote.com or call the Voter Protection Hotline at 888-730-5816 for more information.
You have the following rights:
You have the right to vote: in person during the early voting period, on Election Day or by mail.
- Make a plan and vote! To request your mail ballot click here. Return it by mail or if your county has one, by placing it in a drop box. To find your early voting locations, poll locations or drop boxes, visit iwillvote.com or call the Voter Protection Hotline at 888-730-5816.
- If you vote in person, you must bring an approved form of identification. Click here for info about IDs.
You have the right to change your mind.
- If you request a mail ballot and need to vote in person, you can bring your unvoted mail ballot to the polls and vote a regular ballot. If you don’t have your mail ballot, call the Voter Protection Hotline at 888-730-5816 to learn about your options. Canceling your ballot at the polls may lead to additional wait times for you and other voters so we encourage voters to vote with their mail ballot if possible.
You have the right to assistance if needed
- All polling places must be accessible and equipped with poll workers that are trained to accommodate the needs of all voters.
- While the law generally prohibits others from accompanying voters into a voting booth or compartment, there are exceptions for voters who cannot read English, or who cannot mark the ballot because of blindness, near-blindness, or some other disabilities. If you need assistance, ask a poll worker.
- Voters age 75 and older are not required to wait in line to vote between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm Eligible voters should tell a poll worker if they want to move to the front of the line.
You have the right to be directed to your polling location
- If you try to vote at the wrong polling location, the poll workers must direct you to the right polling location. If you cannot get to your correct polling location and you are in the county in which you are registered, you can vote a provisional ballot.
You have the right to vote if you are on line when the polls close
- If you are on line when the polls close, you must be allowed to vote. If you are told that you cannot vote, make note of the time, stay in line, and call the Voter Protection Hotline at 888-730-5816.
If you are denied a regular ballot, you have the right to a provisional ballot
- If you didn’t provide ID at the polls, you may need to provide identification by January 8, 2021 for your ballot to count. Call the Voter Protection Hotline at 888-730-5816 for further instructions on curing provisional ballots.