Atlanta is the capitol of Georgia and there are 159 counties in the state. Atlanta is in Fulton County. Only those who are registered to vote can vote in any election in Georgia.
You must register to vote in the county in which your reside. There are city, county, state and national elections held in each county.
Each county has an election board and you can research your county online for information like where you can register, the hours, and the location where you will vote.
Ballots will contain the name, party, and the offices candidates are seeking. They usually contain referendums and any new laws proposed or old laws changed. Various counties in the different states use different voting methods.
Qualifications to register to vote:
•Be at least 17 ½ years old to register, 18 years old to vote
•Be a legal resident of the county in which you register
•Be a citizen of the United States
•Not be serving a sentence for a conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude
•Have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge.
•In the State of Georgia, you do not have to register by political party to vote in the regular primaries or general elections.
You may register to vote at any time, but you must be registered by the close of registration prior to an election if you wish to vote on Election Day, i.e., the application must be postmarked by the voter registration deadline.
If you are registering for the first time in Georgia, new federal legislation mandates that you must submit one of the six appropriate pieces of identification by
•mailing a copy of the identification with your voter registration application
•providing a copy of the identification to the registrar during the absentee voting process, or
•by showing one of the 6 pieces of acceptable identification or one of the other four pieces which may be used one time by the first-time registered voter.
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