Voting: Am I registered in Georgia? If not, how do I register?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 2, 2018

File photo by Jonathan Phillips

This story has been updated. 

A recent report by the Brennan Center For Justice found that Georgia has purged thousands of voters from its rolls and the rate of purges has increased.

“Georgia purged twice as many voters — 1.5 million — between the 2012 and 2016 elections as it did between 2008 and 2012. ,” the report says.

With the November 6 mid-term elections looming, some people who think they are eligible to vote might not be. The registration deadline is Oct. 9.

So how can you check to see if you’re still registered?

You can look up your status by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State’s “My Voter Page.” To visit the My Voter Page, click here. You can check your status by providing basic information like your last name, birthday and the county you live in. You can also see a sample ballot.

If you find you are not registered, there are a few ways you can get back on the voter rolls.

You can register online with the Secretary of State’s Office by clicking here.

In order to register you have to be a U.S. citizen, a legal resident of a Georgia county and at least 17 1/2 years old. You must be 18 years old to vote, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. For more information about how to register, click here.

The county board of registrar’s office is located at:

4380 MEMORIAL DRIVE SUITE 300
DECATUR, GA 30032-1239

Please vote in the November elections and in every election.

Correction: An earlier version of this story included incorrect links to the Georgia Secretary off State’s My Voter Page. Those links have been updated. 

 

 

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