Georgia’s Voter Registration Deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 11
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ATLANTA — New voters have until Tuesday, October 11 to register to vote so they are eligible to cast a ballot in the November 8 midterm election.
Additionally, all Georgians should take time now to double-check their voter registration so it can be corrected or updated before Tuesday’s deadline to register, said Aunna Dennis, Common Cause Georgia’s executive director.
“Our democracy works best when we all are heard at the ballot box,” Dennis said. “Please encourage your loved ones, friends, colleagues, and neighbors to spend a few minutes ensuring their right to vote is intact and ready for November 8.”
Georgians can register to vote online and make any needed changes to existing voter registrations at https://mvp.sos.ga.gov.
Georgia does not allow same-day registration, unlike 21 other states which allow eligible voters to register to vote and cast a ballot during the early voting period or on Election Day. That means Tuesday’s deadline is the last chance for people who recently moved to Georgia, or will have turned 18 by Election Day, to register to vote and have their say in the November 8 election.
“We need every eligible Georgia voter to come out for this election so we can move closer to truly being a government of, by, and for the people,” Dennis said. “We have some important elections at the state and federal level this year, and your vote will determine the future of our state.”
Other important election-related dates for voters:
- Now – Oct. 28: Voters can request absentee or vote-by-mail ballots (Online requests can be made here.)
- Oct. 7 – Nov. 8: Vote-by-mail or absentee ballots can be submitted at county drop boxes or mailed to local election offices
- Oct. 17 – Nov. 4: Early voting period
- Nov. 8, Election Day: Final day to vote in Georgia’s federal and state elections
- Dec. 6: Runoff election date, if needed