Voter's Checklist

Things to Do Before Election Day

Before election day you should do the following:

  • Familiarize yourself with the voting device used. Learn how the device is accessible to voters with disabilities.
  • Know how and when to apply for an Absentee Ballot if you are unable to vote in person at your polling place on Election Day or during the Early/Advance Voting Period.
  • Know the voter identification requirements before you attempt to vote.
  • Know what time the polls open and close; (7 a.m. until 7 p.m.)
  • Know your polling place location and how to get there.
  • Learn who can assist in voting and who can receive assistance.
  • Obtain a Sample Ballot from the Elections Office to become acquainted with candidates and issues on the ballot. Access a sample ballot
  • Confirm the status of your registration at least 4 weeks prior to the date of the election. Update your registration information, such as address and name. Contact the Elections Office.
  • Complete, download, and mail in your voter absentee ballot application (PDF) 
  • Mail your application to: Hon. Brad Raffensperger
                                           Secretary of State
                                           1104 West Tower
                                           2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
                                           SE Atlanta, GA 30334-1505 

Acceptable Photo Identification for Voting

  • A Georgia Driver’s License (even if expired or suspended).
  • Tribal photo ID
  • Valid Government Employee photo ID (City, County, State or U.S. Government).
  • Valid State or Federal Government photo ID.
  • Valid U.S. Military photo ID
  • Valid U.S. Passport with a photo.
  • Georgia Weapons Carry License

For voting purposes only, a voter who does not have any of the above photo IDs may obtain a Voter Identification Card at no cost upon providing that they are a Georgia voter, from the Laurens County Board of Registrars’ Office or the Department of Driver Services.

Additional Questions

Anyone with additional questions about Georgia’s photo ID requirements may visit the Georgia Photo ID Website  or call toll free at 877-725-9797. Information may also be obtained at the Laurens County Board of Registrars’ Office at 478-272-2841.