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We Can Vote is a nonpartisan resource center that provides regularly updated information and opportunities for each of us to do our part in making the 2020 elections safe, secure, and successful.

Election officials are doing their best to respond to COVID-19, and while the pandemic has disrupted many aspects of civic life, one thing is certain: America will hold elections this November. Together, we can help make sure every eligible voter is able to safely register, vote, and have their voices heard.

Georgia: Latest Election & Voting Updates

Last updated Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:44 PM ET

Important News

  1. Monday, May 11, 2020

    Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline

  2. Monday, May 18, 2020

    Primary Election Early Voting Begins

  3. Friday, June 5, 2020

    Primary Election Absentee Ballot Application Deadline

    Absentee ballots may be requested any time between 180 days prior to the election and the end of the business day on the Friday before Election Day.

  4. Tuesday, June 9, 2020

    Primary Election Day

  5. Tuesday, June 9, 2020

    Primary Election Absentee Ballot Deadline

    Absentee ballots must be received by 7pm on election day in order to be counted.

  6. Monday, October 5, 2020

    General Election Voter Registration Deadline

  7. Monday, October 12, 2020

    General Election Early Voting Begins

  8. Friday, October 30, 2020

    General Election Absentee Ballot Application Deadline

    Absentee ballots may be requested any time between 180 days prior to the election and the end of the business day on the Friday before Election Day.

  9. Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    Election Day

  10. Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    General Election Absentee Ballot Deadline

    Absentee ballots must be received by 7pm on election day in order to be counted.

cast an absentee ballot icon. How to cast an absentee ballot in Georgia

Georgia allows all registered voters to vote absentee for any reason.

  • Make sure you’re registered to vote
  • Georgia has announced it will mail absentee ballot request forms to every voter for the primary election. You can request your absentee ballot for the general election on the Georgia Secretary of State's website. Even if you have already voted early for the presidential primary, you can still request an absentee ballot to vote in the general primary for congressional, legislative, and local primary elections also taking place on June 9.

Take Action to Support Safe & Secure Elections in Georgia

Below are some practical, positive actions you can take to help voters prepare for the 2020 election and cast their ballots in the way that’s best and healthiest for them.

(Read our guidelines for what we include.)

Information about voting is based on:

  • Official policy announcements on government websites
  • News stories citing verified statements from government officials

Information about actions people can take will be:

  • Non-partisan 
  • Positive and practical
  • Community-based and supported by trusted partners and networks

Policy information will focus on:

  • Proactive steps officials are taking to hold elections
  • How community groups, individuals and businesses are supporting elections
  • Public education efforts around voting
  • Pen and pencil icon. Demand a Plan for Safe Elections

    Georgia has not shared an official plan for holding safe elections in November. Send a letter to Governor Kemp and demand that they share their plan.


    Demand a Plan

  • Hand raised icon. Volunteer to help with elections in your community

    Election officials will need more volunteers this year to help run elections while protecting public health. Sign up to be a volunteer in your community and support hard working election officials.


    Volunteer

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We Can Vote is calling on all states and voting territories to develop clear election plans that protect our democracy while also preserving public health. Policymakers, and election administrators can act decisively to do the following:


  • Provide mail ballot options to all eligible voters, including the ability to request ballots online in a secure and equitable manner;
  • Preserve in-person voting options in November that:
    • Ensure sufficient hours and locations to prevent long lines or large crowds
    • Ensure enough in-person options on tribal lands and in other locations with limited mail access
    • Use best practices from public health officials to have healthy polling sites
  • Engage with major employers, colleges, and media so that any shifts in election administration serve voters in local communities, and so local communities can assist by volunteering to help by being poll workers for America's largest civic event;
  • Create rules and protocols through administrative and legislative action so that all eligible Americans can vote in November's election.

These simple steps can help ensure that eligible voters can access their ballots while minimizing the risks of this virus. These steps will allow communities to come together and support hard-working election officials who ensure that America's democracy is healthy and strong.