Voting FAQs

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Voting FAQs

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After I have registered to vote how long will it take to receive my voter precinct card?

A Voter Precinct card will be mailed to you from Fulton County 3 – 4 weeks after you register.

Am I allowed time off to vote on election day?

State law (Ga. Code Ann. § 21-2-404) provides that: Each employee in the state, shall upon reasonable notice to his or her employer, be permitted by his or her employer to take any necessary time off from his or her employment to vote in any municipal, county, state, or Federal political party primary or election for which such employee is qualified and registered to vote on the day on which such primary or election is held. Time off shall not exceed two hours.

Can a ballot be picked up for an individual who is requesting a ballot or someone else?

No. Absentee ballots are mailed and cannot be picked up in accordance with Code Section21-2-381 (2A)

Can a felon vote?

No, a felon cannot vote in the state of Georgia

Can anyone return an absentee ballot?

Effective April 2, 2019

 

Amends OCGA 21-2-385(a)

Absentee Ballot Return by Delivery or Mailing can be done by:

 

Voter Personally                               Individuals Residing in Voter’s household

Voter’s Family Member                    Disabled Voter’s Caregiver

Employee of Jail where Elector is in Custody

 

  • North Fulton Service Center (North Annex) - 7741 Roswell Road, Room 251 Sandy Springs, GA 30350
  • South Fulton Service Center (South Annex) – 5600 Stonewall Tell Rd, Room 105 College Park, GA 30349
  • Fulton County Government Center (Downtown) – 130 Peachtree Street, Suite 2186 Atlanta, GA 30303

Can I bring someone to the poll to assist me?

Yes, as of December 4, 2018, “In all future elections, primaries, and run-off elections, all voters who require assistance to vote due to blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may receive assistance by a person of the voter’s choice except for the voter’s employer, an agent of that employer, or an officer or agent of the voter’s union. This rule applies regardless of whether there is a federal candidate on the ballot in Georgia.”

Can I use my cell phone at the poll? My ballot is on my phone.

No. Cell phones and other electronic devices are prohibited inside of the polling place. Sample ballots are posted for viewing inside the poll.

Can I use my college ID to vote?

College Student IDs are ONLY acceptable if it is a state-funded school. Student IDs from private universities, community colleges or online universities are unacceptable.

Could you please email me a sample ballot?

Sample ballots are posted on the county’s website. However, we will email or mail sample ballots if needed.

Do I have to vote at my assigned precinct?

Yes. On Election Day, you are required to vote at your assigned precinct. However, during early voting, you may vote at any early voting location within the County. Code Sections 21-2-226(b) & 21-2-401(a)

Do you know where I can find voter registration forms, and how many can I get?

You can complete your Voter Registration online or you or can also download the Voter Registration Forms . You can also visit a voter registration office to request application form, and if you are not a Deputy Registrar, you will receive only 25 applications.

How can I automatically receive an absentee ballot?

If you meet the following criteria: Elderly (65 or older), disabled, UOCAVA, Military Overseas, Overseas temporary resident, Military stateside, Overseas Permanent resident (federal offices only), you may choose to complete one application and receive a ballot for every election in the election cycle. For a presidential preference primary election, you will need to submit a separate application.

How can i obtain an absentee ballot?

To vote by absentee ballot, you must complete an absentee ballot application: http://sos.ga.gov/admin/files/Absentee_Ballot_Application_2018.pdf and return the application for the deadline. You can also get an absentee ballot by submitting a written request by fax: 404-612-3697; email: elections.absentee@fultoncountyga.gov; US mail: 130 Peachtree Street SW, Suite 2186 Atlanta, Georgia Attn: Absentee Ballot Division, or in person at one of the voter registration offices.

How can I request voter education and/or a demo on the voting equipment?

Contact a Voter Education and Outreach Coordinator at 404-612-7020 to schedule a demonstration.

How do I apply to be a poll worker?

You must complete the online poll worker applicationOnce your application has been processed, you will be contacted by a coordinator to follow-up on your interest.

 

How do I obtain my W-2 for working at the polls

By law, all W-2 forms must be mailed by January 31st. Only poll workers earning $600 or more will receive a W-2. If you meet this criteria, please call 404-612-7020 to inquire.

How do i file a complaint?

Call the Department of Registration and Elections at 404-612-7020 and you will be directed to the Elections Director or Elections Chief.

How do I make sure that the absentee ballot application is not rejected?

The application does require that you are a registered voter in Fulton County. The address as registered must be listed on the application. The application does require your signature. Instructions of how to complete the absentee ballot application is posted on the county’s website . The ballot has to be submitted by 7 p.m. on Election Day for regular elections and 8 p.m. when there is a candidate on the ballot for City of Atlanta Elections.

How do I obtain a Precinct Card?

You will only receive a precinct card when you register to vote for the first time, change your name or address. Please visit https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do to print a copy of your precinct card.

How do I register to vote? Where do i go to register to vote?

The Voter Registration Division has three locations to register to vote in person:

Fulton County Government Center, 130 Peachtree Street SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Room 105, College Park, Georgia 30349

North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, Room 251, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

How do I request to have a voter registration drive?

Contact the Voter Registration Office at 404-612-3816 to speak to the Deputy Registrar Coordinator. They will help you coordinate a drive for your organization.

How do I work early voting?

Early voting is staffed through Happy Faces Personnel Group. Please contact Happy Faces at 770-414-9071regarding early voting employment in Fulton County Government.

How long will it take to receive the *requested* absentee ballot?

The absentee ballot is mailed out within 2 business days after receiving your request, but delivery time may vary depending on the U.S. Postal Service.

I am a college student. Can I register to vote with my school address?

Yes, college students who meet the generally applicable registration requirements may register to vote in the county where the student attends college. As a student, your home of record could affect scholarship eligibility and financial aid. Before changing your registration to the Georgia county where you attend college, make sure it does not conflict with any financial aid or scholarships you may receive from an out-of-state address.

I am on the automatic absentee rollover list Why haven't I received my ballot?

There are several reasons why you might not have received your absentee ballot. If you have not received a ballot, contact the absentee ballot division at 404-612-7060. 

I updated my voter registration with my new address, but it is not reflected in the system What do I do?

Please contact the Voter Registration Office at 404-612-3816 for help to verify your address change.

If I do not have a Georgia Driver License or ID, How do i obtain a voter ID card and where?

If you do not have valid identification for the purpose of voting, you may apply for a Georgia Voter ID card.  You must be an active registered voter in Fulton County to qualify for a Georgia Voter ID card.  Visit any of the three Fulton County Voter Registration offices to obtain a Voter ID Card.

If I go to the polls and I am told that I am not registered to vote what should I do?

Before heading to the poll, you should check your voter registration status: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do or call the Voter Registration Office at 404-612-3816 to verify your status. If you are at the poll, ask for a provisional ballot that will allow you to cast your ballot.

May I take my child to the polls with me?

Yes, children are welcome at the polls.

What if my child is away at college-how can they apply for an absentee ballot?

In order for them to vote by absentee ballot, they must complete an absentee ballot application: http://sos.ga.gov/admin/files/Absentee_Ballot_Application_2018.pdf and return the application by fax: 404-612-3697; email: elections.absentee@fultoncountyga.gov; or US mail: 130 Peachtree Street SW, Suite 2186 Atlanta, Georgia 30303, Attn: Absentee Ballot Division. Please check with the university regarding residency to find out if voting absentee would affect their financial aid or scholarship eligibility.

What is the telephone number for Secretary of State office?

The Secretary of State’s office can be reached at 404-656-2871.

What kind of identification do i need to vote?

According to state Code Section 21-2-419a, the following are acceptable forms of identification that should be presented at the poll:

  • A Georgia driver’s license, even if expired
  • Valid out-of-state driver’s license
  • Any valid state or federal issued photo ID
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Valid employee photo ID
  • Valid U.S. military photo ID
  • Valid tribal photo ID

What type of identification do I need to register to vote?

  • Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a FREE Voter ID Card issued by the county registrar’s office
  • A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired;
  • A 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;
  • A valid U.S. passport ID;
  • A valid U.S. military photo ID;
  • A valid tribal photo ID;
  • A copy of a current utility bill;
  • A bank statement;
  • A government check;
  • A paycheck; or
  • Any other government document that shows the name and address of the individual registering to vote

When and where does Fulton conduct deputy registrar training classes?

Deputy registrar training classes are held at all three Fulton County Voter Registration & Election offices.  If you would like to have deputy registrar training at your business, please call 404 612-3816 and ask for the Deputy Registrar Coordinator.

When is the best time to go to the polls to avoid having to wait in long lines?

We strongly recommend you take advantage of early voting when there are a number of locations and times to cast your ballot. We also offer weekend voting for some elections. If you prefer to wait until Election Day, keep in mind that other residents have the same concern, so please be prepared to wait.

When is the last day to register to vote?

The voter registration deadline is five Mondays prior to an election. (Code 1981, § 21-2-224). Key Dates can be found on https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/elections_and_voter_registration_calendars

Where can I find a sample ballot?

To view your sample ballot, please visit Sample Ballot page of the county website

Where can i view the results on Election day?

Election results are posted on the county’s website at http://fultonelections.com

Where do I find the archived election results on the website?

Archived election results can be found by doing a search on the  Search Elections Results page of the county website.

Why did you move my polling location?