Voter Action Center

The Economic Justice Coalition believes that politically engaged persons are empowered persons. For years, we’ve been involved in Voteregistering voters and encouraging them to make their voices heard.

Voter Action Resources
If you’re already registered to vote, you can check your registration status, find your polling place, and request absentee ballots by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page.

You can register to vote in Georgia if:
• You are a US citizen
• A legal resident of the county in which you’re registering to vote
• At least 18 years old on election day (you must be at least 17 1/2 years old to register).

Can I register to vote if I have committed a felony?
Yes!  As long as you are not on probation or parole anymore and have paid off all your fines you can register to vote.

How do I register to vote?
You can register to vote online or visit the local Board of Elections (155 E. Washington Street) to get a registration form.

Georgia’s Voter ID Law
Georgia’s Voter ID law requires all voters to show photo identification to vote. Note: You do not need to show photo ID in order to vote with an absentee (mail) ballot unless this is your first time voting.

Accepted forms of photo ID
• Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID.
• A Georgia driver’s license. (Expired licenses are accepted.)
• A valid employee photo ID from any government agency or department, federal, state, or local.
• Valid US passport.
• Valid US military photo ID.
• Valid tribal photo ID.

Getting a Voter ID Card
If you do not have a valid photo ID, you may obtain a free Voter ID Card that will enable you to vote on election day or early at your board of elections. To get a Voter ID Card, visit your local Board of Elections office or Georgia Department of Driver Services. You will need to provide the following:
• A photo ID or non-approved photo ID that includes your full legal name and date of birth.
• Documentation showing your date of birth.
• Evidence that you are a registered voter.
• Proof of your name and address.

Check our Upcoming Events to see when and where we will be registering voters!

You can also check out the Voter FAQ page on the Athens for Everyone website.