Georgia

Can You Vote Absentee?

In order to vote in U.S. elections you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States on the date of the election in which you wish to vote
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day. (Some States allow 17-year olds to vote in primary elections if they will be 18 on or before the general election.)

The absentee voting process applies to you if you are:

  • An active duty member of the U.S. Uniformed Services, Merchant Marine or Activated National Guard
  • A family member (spouse or dependent)
  • A U.S. citizen residing outside the U.S.

Federal Election Deadlines

Registration Ballot Request Ballot Return
Presidential Primary March 1, 2016
Return by mail: postmarked by 5 PM, February 1, 2016
Return by mail: received by 5 PM, February 5, 2016
Return Electronically 5 PM, February 1, 2016
Received by 5 PM, February 26, 2016
Postmarked by 5 PM, March 1, 2016
Received by 5 PM, March 4, 2016
State Primary May 24, 2016
Return by mail: postmarked by 5 PM, April 26, 2016
Return by mail: received by 5 PM, April 29, 2016
Return Electronically 5 PM, April 26, 2016
Received by 5 PM, July 22, 2016
Postmarked by 5 PM, July 26, 2016
Received by 5 PM, July 29, 2016
State Primary Runoff July 26, 2016
Return by mail: postmarked by 5 PM, October 11, 2016
Return by mail: received by 5 PM, October 14, 2016
Return Electronically 5 PM, October 11, 2016
Received by 5 PM, November 4, 2016
Postmarked by 5 PM, November 8, 2016
Received by 5 PM, November 11, 2016
General Election
November 8, 2016
Return by mail: postmarked by 5 PM, October 11, 2016
Return by mail: received by 5 PM, October 14, 2016
Return Electronically 5 PM, October 11, 2016
Received by 5 PM, November 4, 2016
Postmarked by 5 PM, November 8, 2016
Received by 5 PM, November 11, 2016
General Runoff January 10, 2017
Return by mail: postmarked by 5 PM, October 11, 2016
Return by mail: received by 5 PM, October 14, 2016
Return Electronically 5 PM, October 11, 2016
Received by 5 PM, January 6, 2016
Postmarked by 5 PM, January 10, 2016
Received by 5 PM, January 13, 2016

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Register to Vote, Request a Ballot, or Update My Voter Info

You must register and request an absentee ballot in your State of legal residence by completing the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and submit it to your local election office.

Download fillable FPCA

Get My Ballot

You may use the Federal Write-in Ballot (FWAB) to cast your absentee ballot, register to vote or request future absentee ballots.

Download fillable FWAB

Check the Status of My Voted Ballot

After sending in your voted absentee ballot, you are entitled to find out its status.