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General Election Information

General Election Information

Important Dates

Key Dates 2021

Key Dates

NOW: Request absentee ballot for November General Municipal and Special Election

October 4, 2021: Last day to register and be eligible to vote in the November General Municipal and Special Election and Runoff

October 12, 2021: DeKalb VRE to begin mailing absentee ballots to voters for the November General Municipal and Special Election

October 12, 2021: Advanced (absentee in-person) voting begins for the November General Municipal and Special Election

October 16, 2021: Saturday voting for the November General Municipal and Special Election


October 17, 2021: Sunday voting for the November General Municipal and Special Election


October 22, 2021: Last day to submit absentee ballot application for the November General Municipal and Special Election

October 23, 2021: Saturday voting for the November General Municipal and Special Election


October 24, 2021: Sunday voting for the November General Municipal and Special Election


October 29, 2021: Final day of advanced (absentee in-person) voting for the November General Municipal and Special Election

November 2, 2021: November General Municipal and Special Election
 
November 19, 2021: Last day to submit absentee ballot application for the November General Municipal and Special Election Runoff

November 30, 2021: November General Municipal and Special Election Runoff


2021 Elections and Voter Registration Deadlines

ID Requirements

To vote in person or apply for an absentee ballot, you will need to show ID. There are six acceptable forms of photo ID:

  • Georgia Driver's License, even if expired
  • Valid ID issued by any state or the Federal Government
  • Valid employee ID issued by the Federal Government, the State of Georgia, or a county, city, or other government entity of Georgia
  • Valid US passport
  • Valid US military ID
  • Valid tribal ID

If you are applying for an absentee ballot or you are a first-time registrant by mail who has not already provided a photo ID, there are five more forms of ID you can use:

  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Other government document

If you do not have an acceptable photo ID, you can get one free of charge from the Department of Driver Services or our office at 4380 Memorial Drive. You must provide:

  • A photo identity document or approved non-photo identity document that includes your full legal name and date of birth
  • Documentation showing your date of birth
  • Evidence that you are a registered voter
  • Documentation showing your name and residential address

For more information about Georgia's ID requirements, visit the Secretary of State's page.