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Government Information: Elections/Voting

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2020 - Election

Presidential Preference Primary  -- of March 2th --  postponed until May 19th, the date of the General Primary.

          update, 4/9 -- the date of the Primary is now June 9th; voter registration will end May 11th; early voting will begin on May 18th.

8/31 - new portal for absentee ballots -

For the 5th Congressional District, Sept. 8 , to fill the seat of the late Rep. John Lewis, early voting starts Sept. 8;  Sept. 29 is the special election

DEADLINES -  voter registration: 29 days before an election (Oct. 5 per ABC news); requesting absentee ballot - Oct. 30th (can do so online) ; completed absentee ballots must be received by Nov. 3rd ( that date might change).

Early voting - Oct. 12-16 ; Oct. 19-24 ; Oct. 26-30 -- select county for locations

 Absentee Ballot info. - Secure the Vote - new portal from GA Secretary of State   

My Voter Page - polling places, etc.

Note: more polling places are being added; also, dropoff locations for absentee ballots


For detailed info. on other states, please see the Voting & Elections Toolkit for Georgia from a roundtable of the American Library Association.



2016 Presidential Election

For candidate info., issues, and links to polls, please see Election 2016: The Race to the White House.

2017 - Special Election for 6th Congressional District

Elections - GA ; U.S. ; Election Statistics

   Georgia -

  • Early / Advance Voting locations  (county-by-county)
  • My Voter page (Georgia Secretary of State) - polling places, etc.
  • Secure the Vote - new portal (8/31) from Georgia Secretary of State; it "will allow you to quickly request an absentee ballot and receive confirmation that your request is being processed."

               Links to voter registration application, polling places, and county election offices.

              Directory for each county in the U.S. - includes website, mailing address,

               fax #, phone #, for election officials.

               (Note: site is from the Overseas Vote Foundation)


   For more candidate bios and interviews - check with your local daily (AJC has Election News, for general info.) or weekly newspaper; or, broadcast station affiliate (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC).


2016 Election statistics

2018 - Election - Georgia; and metro area of Atlanta

Election Statistics