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Here's what Georgia law requires voters to bring to the polls

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Georgia law requires Georgia residents to show photo identification when voting in person.


  • 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
  • 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
  • Valid tribal photo ID

Bring one of these six forms of identification to vote.


If you do not have one of the six acceptable forms of photo ID, the State of Georgia offers a free ID Card. An ID card can be issued at any county registrar's office or Department of Driver Services Office free of charge.

To receive a voter identification card, the voter must provide:

  • A photo identity document or approved non-photo identity document that includes full legal name and date of birth
  • Documentation showing the voter's date of birth
  • Evidence that the applicant is a registered voter
  • Documentation showing the applicant's name and residential address

If you have questions, need more information or have difficulty getting a free Voter Identification Card, you can contact your county registrar’s office or the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at:

Telephone (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Local:  (404) 656-2871
Toll-Free:  (844) 753-7825
V/TTY:  (404) 656-1787
Fax:  (404) 651-9531

(You are not required to provide identification when you vote absentee by mail.)

(Click this link for more details on Provisional ballots and Absentee voting. And here is a link to the Georgia Secretary of State's Voter ID brochure.)

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