If you’re planning to vote in the upcoming elections, the first step is knowing if you are registered or not.
The process around voter registration is simpler than it may seem, with there being resources available online and through the mail.
Know what to expect when registering to vote by following our guide.
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Meet the requirements to register
A prospective voter must be a citizen of the United States, a resident within the county and 17 1/2 years old or older to register. The person also can’t be found by a judge to be mentally incompetent or completing a sentence “for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude,” according to the Georgia Secretary of State.
Register by mail or online
One way to register to vote is through the Secretary of State’s Online Voter Registration webpage.
Another way is to register in person at the Georgia Department of Driver Services when you apply for or renew your driver’s license.
Postage-paid applications can be found online and at a public library, county board of registrars’ office, election office, schools and other government buildings, according to the SOS website.
Voter registration forms can also be found in a school’s registrar’s office or the Vice President of Academic Affairs’ office for college students.
Check to find out if you’re registered
If you want to findo ut if you’re registered, visit the SOS Online Voter Registration webpage . You can also find your polling place, early voting locations, sample ballot and more. The deadline to register to vote for the November General Election is Oct. 9.