Find Your Polling Place

Election day is December 6th, 2022, BUT we highly encourage you vote early, starting on November 28th, 2022. Make sure you know where to go if you’re voting in person. Take a screenshot of your polling location or write it down so you’re ready to head to the polls!

Can’t find your Georgia polling place? Click here.

 

Check Your Registration

Even if you think you’re registered, you should take a moment to check! Between 2016 and 2018, 17 million Americans were purged from the voter rolls. Or maybe you registered where you go to school but now you’re at home, or you moved since you last registered. Whatever the case, give it a check ASAP. 

Not working? Click here.

 


Absentee Ballot Request

Due to State Holiday, applications for the December 6, 2022 Runoff must be received by your local office by November 28, 2022.

Apply for a mail-in ballot through Georgia’s official portal.

REQUEST MY BALLOT

FAQ

Whether this is your first time voting or your 20th, we all have questions sometimes about the process. We’ve tried to answer most of the frequently asked questions below, but if you have a question that isn’t answered, tweet at us and we’ll do our best to answer you! If you don’t get a response from us, reach out to your local election official, which can be found with a quick google search.

Official Resources from Georgia
  • Georgia’s Official Runoff Election Page (CLICK HERE)
    • Information about the Georgia Runoff, and the best place to get official resources.
  • My Voter Portal (CLICK HERE)
    • Use the MVP Portal to check your
    • Voter registration status
    • Mail-In application and ballot status
    • Poll location
    • Early voting locations
    • Elected Officials
    • Registration information on file with the county office
    • Sample ballot for the upcoming election
    • Provisional Ballot status
    • Access to UOCAVA ballots
Can I vote by mail in Georgia?

Absentee ballots will not be automatically mailed to voters, but it’s not hard to request one. Residents can request one from their county registrar’s office by clicking this link.

Voters may track the status of their absentee ballot request by clicking here.

Georgia voters can follow the instructions included on their ballots to return them by mail. The U.S. Postal Service recommends allowing seven days for ballots to be received by elections officials, so voters should return theirs as quickly as possible to make sure they arrive by the election.

Can I vote early in Georgia?

Yes! In fact, we recommend voting early to avoid long lines on election day. In-person voting in Georgia begins November 28th, 2022.

I’m worried if I vote by mail it won’t be counted. What should I do?

Both voting in person and voting by mail have a long history of trustworthiness in the US.

Voter Fraud is Extremely Rare Across Voting Methods
Each voter’s identity and eligibility to vote are verified before their ballot is counted. Oregon, the first state to adopt a vote by mail system, has averaged fewer than one case of fraud per year for two decades (source: Heritage Foundation). Claims of voter fraud are investigated by authorities and can result in criminal charges.

History and Expansion of Voting by Mail
Americans have been voting by mail since the Civil War, when President Abraham Lincoln wanted to give soldiers a way to vote from the battlefield. US troops overseas routinely vote by mail, and several states now hold their elections almost entirely by mail.

Mail Ballots are Resistant to Fraud
Mail ballots require extra steps for validation after they’re returned by the voter, such as signature matching and ballot tracking. Once validated, the ballot is separated from its envelope and sorted for counting. Mail ballots that meet eligibility and validity requirements are counted in every election.

Verification at the Polling Location
Poll books at in-person voting sites say which voters have already received mail ballots. If there are any issues or irregularities, voters are usually offered a provisional ballot that requires additional verification. If a voter submits more than one mail ballot or tries to vote in person after already voting by mail, only one ballot will be counted.

Source: Bipartisan Policy Center

Is it too late to register to vote?

Yes, unfortunately to participate in this runoff election, you had to be registered to vote by Nov 7th, 2022.

Do I need to show identification to vote?

Georgia law requires photo identification when voting either in person or absentee.

  • Please contact your county registrar’s office or
  • The Secretary of State’s Elections Division at The Secretary of State’s Elections Division at Georgia Voter Identification requirements/ SOS Voter ID Requirements / Voter ID

What IDs are acceptable for in-person voting?

  • 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
  • Student ID from a Georgia public College or University
  • 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 containing a photograph of the voter
  • Valid tribal photo ID containing a photograph if the voter

Bring one of these seven forms of identification to vote in person

What IDs are Acceptable for Absentee Voting?  

When you send an application for an absentee ballot, you must include the number from your driver’s license.

If you do not have one, include the number from your state-issued identification card, which you can get free at any office of the Department of Driver Services or your county voter registration office.

However, if you have neither driver’s license nor a state ID card, then provide a copy or photo of one of the following:

  • United States Passport
  • Georgia Voter identification card
  • Other valid photo identification card issued by a branch, department, agency, or entity of the State of Georgia, any other state, or the United States authorized by law to issue personal identification
  • United States military identification card provided that such identification card contains a photograph of the voter
  • Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the United States government, Georgia state government, or Georgia county, municipality, board, authority, or any other entity of the state of Georgia provided that such employee identification card contains a photograph of the voter
  • Tribal identification card, provided that such identification card contains a photograph of the voter
  • Student ID from a Georgia public College or University

OR

  • Any  of the following documents that show your name and address:
    • Current Utility bill
    • Bank statement
    • Paycheck
    • Government check
    • Other government document

What if I don’t have one of the acceptable forms of photo ID for voting in-person?  

  • The State of Georgia offers a free Voter ID Card.  The Voter ID Card can be issued at any county registrar’s office or at any Georgia Department of Driver Services office free of charge.
    • To receive a voter identification card at the county registrar’s office, the voter must provide:
      1. A photo identity document or approved non-photo identity document that includes full legal name and date of birth.
      2. Documentation showing the voter’s date of birth.
      3. Evidence that the applicant is a registered voter.
      4. Documentation showing the applicant’s name and residential address.

OR

  • A Voter ID card can be issued at any Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) office free of charge.
What do I do after I vote?

Wear that sticker like a dang badge of honor. Make sure everyone around you who can vote, does vote. Know that your vote matters and that we thank you with everything we got. Our hope is that so many people show up, not just in this election but the next one and the one after that, that together we elect morally just leaders, and gun violence in America ends, working ourselves out of a job.

I'm not old enough / not eligble to vote. What can I do to help?

There are so many actions you can take now! March For Our Lives was founding members included a bunch of students under 18, and continues to include leaders who are as young as freshman in high school. Here are a few actions to take:

  • If there are people in your household who are eligible to vote, make sure to send them this webpage and remind them to make their voting plan. Ask them if they have a ride to vote, if they’ve checked their registration, and if they know their polling place!
  • If you’re not able to vote but able to drive, we know it’s a pandemic, but if your friends need a ride to the polls you may want to offer your car! Hop in, put on a great playlist, open the windows, wear a mask, and get them to the polls.
  • Text your friends who are 18 and let them know it’s time to get registered to vote and make a voting plan!
  • Join March For Our Lives, and join our chapter network to take action in your community! Voting isn’t the only way to change our nation, it’s only one tool we use to enact change.
Who's MFOL endorsing this election cycle?

March For Our Lives has not and does not have plans to endorse any candidate for elected office.

We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that remains focused on our core mission to harness the power of young people across the country to fight for sensible gun violence prevention policies that save lives. Funds raised by our organization are spent to that end and are not used to support any candidate or political party.

We are delighted that some of our members and founders have chosen to participate in the political process – in their personal capacity – and encourage young people everywhere to evaluate the candidates for themselves. On November 3, 2020, it is our hope that voters will select those candidates committed to sensible reforms to the nation’s gun laws and work to dramatically reduce the nearly 40,000 gun deaths that occur each year in the United States.

Learn more here.

Don’t Know Where to Start?
Follow These Steps

Heads up, if you’re not registered to vote, you are not eligible to vote in the 2022 Georgia Runoff election.

Check your registration. Check here.

Decide if you’re going to vote by mail or in person. You can review the requirements to vote by mail in your state here.

If voting by mail, request a ballot here.

If voting in person, find your polling place here.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT.

End Gun Violence