Am I required to show identification when I vote?
When you arrive at your polling place, you will complete a voter's certificate which asks for your name and residence address. You will then present the certificate and proper identification to the poll officials who will verify that you are a registered voter in that precinct by checking the voters list for that precinct. Voters are required to present identification at their polling place prior to casting their ballot. Proper identification shall consist of any one of the following:
(1) A valid Georgia driver's license, even if expired;
(2) Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID;
(3) 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;
(4) Valid U.S. passport ID;
(5) Valid U.S. military photo ID;
(6) Valid tribal photo ID;
NOTE: The "precinct card" you receive to confirm your voter registration and voting location is NOT a form of identification, and it will not be sufficient identification to vote.

A FREE Voter ID Card can be issued by the Board of Elections office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services. More information on Georgia's Voter Identification Requirements and obtaining a free Voter Identification Card is available from the Georgia Secretary of State's Website

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1. How do I register to vote and what are the qualifications?
2. I am registered to vote but unsure of where my polling place is located. Where can I find this information?
3. Are sample ballots available prior to the election?
4. Am I required to show identification when I vote?
5. I've recently moved. Am I still eligible to vote at my old precinct?
6. I recently moved. How do I change my address?
7. How do I get a Precinct Card?
8. Will Advance Voting be available for all elections?
9. What happens if I do not have any identification with me at the polling place?
10. How do I get a free Georgia Voter Identification Card?
11. What time will the polls open and close on Election Day?
12. When is the best time to go to the polls to avoid having to wait in long lines?
13. Are special considerations made for elderly and disabled voters who are physically unable to stand in line at the polls?
14. Is my employer required to grant me time off to vote?
15. Can I take my child to the polls with me?
16. Can I wear a campaign button into the polling place?
17. As a first time voter I'm not sure of how to operate a voting machine. Will there be someone at the polling place to answer any questions I might have?
18. What is the difference between a special election, a primary election, and a general election?
19. I'm curious about the results of previous Georgia elections. Where can I find more information?
20. I’d like to know more about qualifying for office.
21. What is a provisional ballot?
22. How are provisional ballots counted?
23. How will I know if my provisional ballot was accepted or rejected?
24. If I show up at the wrong polling place on Election Day can I vote a provisional ballot there, or do I have to go to my own polling place to vote on Election Day?