Are you ready? Tuesday, Oct. 9, is the last day to register to vote in Nov. 6 election

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 8, 2018

File photo by Jonathan Phillips

The midterm elections will take place Nov. 6, and the deadline to register is Oct. 9.

Investigative journalist Greg Palast obtained a list of voters purged from the state’s voter rolls. To see if your name is on the list, click here.

To register to vote via the Secretary of State’s Office or make changes to your registration information, click here.

According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, in order to register to vote you must:

– Be a citizen of the United States

– Be a legal resident of the county where you are voting

– Be at least 17 1/2 years of age to register and 18 years of age to vote

– Not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude

– Have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge

DeKalb county’s early voting will begin Oct. 15 at locations throughout the county.

The county’s early voting locations and dates are as follows:

Voter Registration & Elections Office, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 Decatur, Ga. 30032: 

  • Monday – Friday, Oct. 15 – Nov. 2, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 28, noon – 4 p.m.

South DeKalb – The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall, 2801 Candler Road, Decatur, Ga. 30034: 

  • Monday – Friday, Oct. 15 – Nov. 2, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 28, noon – 4 p.m

North DeKalb – Dunwoody Library, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, Ga. 30338

  • Monday – Friday, Oct. 15 – Nov. 2, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 28, noon – 4 p.m

Tucker – Reid H. Cofer Library 5234 LaVista Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084

  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 28, noon – 4 p.m
  • Monday – Friday, Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Stonecrest – Stonecrest Library 3123 Klondike Road Lithonia, GA 30038

  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 28, noon – 4 p.m
  • Monday – Friday, Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The following locations will each be open the week of Oct. 29 only. Each will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily until Nov. 2:

  • Atlanta – Coan Recreation Center 1530 Woodbine Ave., SE, Atlanta, Ga. 30317  UPDATE: The county announced that due to a scheduling conflict, this location has been changed to Bessie Branham Recreation Center2051 Delano Drive, NE Atlanta, GA 30317
  • Brookhaven – Briarwood Recreation Center 2235 Briarwood Way, NE, Brookhaven, Ga. 30319
  • Chamblee – North DeKalb Senior Center 3393 Malone Drive, Chamblee, Ga. 30341
  • Decatur – First Christian Church of Decatur 601 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, Ga. 30030
  • East DeKalb – Berean Christian Church Community Center 2440 Young Road, Stone Mountain, Ga. 30088

Additionally, absentee ballots (applications can be found here) can be sent in until Nov. 2.

People who wish to vote will need to bring one of the following forms of identification, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office:

– Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free ID Card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)

– A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired

– Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state

– Valid U.S. passport ID

– Valid U.S. military photo ID

– Valid tribal photo ID

How can you check to see if you’re 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.

Have additional questions? Check in with the county board of registrar’s office.

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

4380 MEMORIAL DRIVE SUITE 300
DECATUR, GA 30032-1239

Please vote in the Nov.  6 elections.

Correction: An early voting location listed for the week of Oct. 29 has been changed. This story has been updated with the correct location. 

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