What’s new in 2012?
More than likely, the Congressional, State House and State Senate districts in which you live have changed for 2012. To find out if your districts have changed, check the My Voter Page on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website after June 1, 2012.
As a result of the 2010 Census, Georgia gained an additional seat in Congress (the new 14th Congressional District). The once in a decade reapportionment and redistricting process, conducted in the Summer of 2011 by Republican controlled Georgia House and Senate, resulted in newly drawn districts that are highly unfavorable to Democrats.
In some cases, popular Democratic lawmakers will be pitted against each other within the same districts in 2012. Other Democratic lawmakers were drawn out of their districts entirely. Make sure you are ready to vote in 2012 by checking the resources below. More than ever, every vote will count in 2012.
Are you ready to vote?
- Check your voter registration status
- Check you mail-in application and ballot status
- Find your polling place
- Find your Early Voting locations
- Find your Elected Officials
- View sample ballot for the upcoming election
- How do I use the voting machines?
- What ID must I bring to the polls?
Would you like to vote by mail?
- A voter who requests an absentee ballot by mail is not required to provide a reason why he or she is voting absentee.
- Download an absentee ballot application from the Secretary of State’s website.
- Complete the form and submit it to your county board of registrars’ office.
- Absentee ballot requests can be made as early as 180 days prior to an election.
Need to register to vote or change your address?
- Download a voter registration application on the Secretary of State’s website here.
- To register to vote in Georgia, you must be a citizen of the United States; a legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you wish to vote; and at least 17 ½ years of age.
- To register, you must fill out and submit a voter registration application to the Secretary of State or your county board of registrars’ office.
- You may also obtain voter registration forms from your county board of registrars’ office.
- Voters can also register through the Department of Driver Services when renewing or applying for driver’s license or ID.