Voting Overview

¡Tu voz es tu voto!

Luchar. Votar. Poder
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th, 2022.

The State elections take place this year! As Georgia becomes the battleground state, the Latin and Hispanic communities must ensure that our rights are protected and voices are heard. Remember, tu voz es tu voto.

 

Statewide Election Dates

October 11, 2022: Voter Registration Deadline

October 17, 2022 – November 4, 2022: Early Voting Period

October 28, 2022: Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot

November 8, 2022: General Election & Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

December 6, 2022: General Runoff

Polling hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m

 

Do you have any election issues or questions? Call us at 1-888-54GALEO (1-888-544-2536).

Check if you are registered to vote, and check where your polling location is on the My Voter Page (MVP).

Para ver esta información en español, haz clic aqui: GeorgiaVota.com

 

 

In the past decade, GALEO as engaged in countless efforts across the state to register new voters, mobilize the Latino electorate, and engage Latinos in the policy process. With the 2022 elections approaching, we will work tirelessly to ensure that all eligible Latino and Hispanic voters are registered and turn out to vote. Having a strong and proactive Latino electorate will shape the future of our state and our nation!

Contact Darrick Alvarez at dalvarez@galeo.org on how to get involved!

Voting Guide

Statewide Election Dates

October 11, 2022: Voter Registration Deadline 

October 17, 2022 – November 4, 2022: Early Voting Period

October 28, 2022: Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot

November 8, 2022: General Election & Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

December 6, 2022: General Runoff

Polling hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m

United States Senate election in Georgia, 2022

Voters in Georgia will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the general election on November 8, 2022. The primary is scheduled for May 24, 2022, and a primary runoff is scheduled for July 26, 2022. A general runoff election is scheduled for January 10, 2023. The filing deadline is March 11, 2022. The election will fill the Class III Senate seat held by Raphael Warnock (D), who first took office in 2021.

United States House of Representatives elections in Georgia, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives elections in Georgia are scheduled for November 8, 2022. Voters will elect 14 candidates to serve in the U.S. House from each of the state’s 14 U.S. House districts. The primary is scheduled for May 24, 2022, and a primary runoff is scheduled for July 26, 2022. A general runoff election is scheduled for January 10, 2023. The filing deadline is March 11, 2022.

Georgia gubernatorial election, 2022

Georgia is holding an election for governor on November 8, 2022. The primary is scheduled for May 24, 2022, and a primary runoff is scheduled for July 26, 2022. A general runoff election is scheduled for December 6, 2022. The filing deadline is March 11, 2022.

Georgia Supreme Court elections, 2022

The terms of four Georgia Supreme Court justices will expire on December 31, 2022. The four seats are up for nonpartisan election on May 24, 2022.

Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2022

Elections for the Georgia House of Representatives will take place in 2022. The general election is on November 8, 2022. A primary is scheduled for May 24, 2022, and a primary runoff is scheduled for July 26, 2022. A general runoff election is scheduled for December 6, 2022. The filing deadline is March 11, 2022. The Georgia House of Representatives is one of 88 state legislative chambers holding elections in 2022. There are 99 chambers throughout the country.

GEORGIA'S ANTI-VOTER LAW | SB202

SB 202 cuts to several vital mechanisms increasingly used by voters of color, including early voting, absentee ballots, and ballot drop boxes, and adding new and unnecessary ID requirements for absentee ballots. The bill also threatens groups like the League of Women Voters and its partners with fines for assisting voters with their absentee ballots.

The 2020 election saw the most significant voter participation in history, with Georgia witnessing an increase in registration numbers and voter participation—especially among Black and other communities of color. The provisions in SB 202 would eliminate Georgia’s growth in voter participation. Still, they would take voting rights backward in the state, particularly for voters of color who are undeniably targeted by the bill. For instance, SB 202 allows country registrars to eliminate Sunday early voting hours, used by many Black and Brown churches and faith groups to deliver community members to the polls.

“This new law intended to discriminate against minority and poor voters in Georgia,” said Jerry Gonzalez, CEO of GALEO. “Our communities will stand together to work against these Jim Crow tactics pushing to take our state backward.”

SB 202 in Georgia means:

Refuse to Be Silenced!

Voting FAQ

Visit the Georgia “My Voter Page” at mvp.sos.ga.gov to check your voter status.

Visit the Georgia “My Voter Page” at mvp.sos.ga.gov to check your polling location and times.

You must first fill out, sign, and submit an absentee ballot application to vote by absentee ballot. You can do this online at mvp.sos.ga.gov, by mail, fax, or in person.

A Government-issued I.D. (for example, driver’s license) and face mask!

You can find a sample ballot by visiting mvp.sos.ga.gov

YES! If you have the absentee ballot, bring it with you the day you vote in-person. Then, the election staff will have you sign an affidavit that cancels your absentee ballot. Afterward, you will be able to vote in person.

Check your voter status and ensure you are at the correct polling place at mvp.sos.ga.gov. If you are at the wrong polling place, they will not have your name on the list of voters. You can request a provisional ballot if the polling place is in the county you reside in. Call (866) OUR-VOTE if you feel your rights have been violated.

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A primary election is an election in which registered voters select a candidate that they believe should be a political party’s candidate for elected office to run in the general election. They are also used to choose convention delegates and party leaders. Primaries are state-level and local-level elections that take place prior to a general election. Georgia utilizes an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party’s primary.

To vote in Georgia, one must be a citizen of the United States and a legal resident of their county. The voter must be at least 17.5 years of age at the time of registration and 18 at the election time.

Registration must be completed at least 28 days prior to the election. Registration can be completed online or by submitting a paper form.

Georgia permits early voting. Learn more by visiting this website mvp.sos.ga.gov

Absentee ballots are an option for registered voters who prefer to vote by mail instead of voting in-person. You do not need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You must request an absentee ballot to receive one in the mail. Your absentee ballot must be received by your local County Board of Registrar’s Office by the time polls close on Election Day in order to be counted.

Georgia requires voters to present photo identification (ID) while voting. Accepted forms of ID include Georgia driver’s licenses or ID cards, U.S. passports, and U.S. military ID. Voters can obtain a free voter ID card from any county registrar’s office or Department of Driver Services Office. Voters who do not have photo ID while voting may cast provisional ballots.

Any valid state or Federal Government-issued photo ID, including a free ID card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS).

  • A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired.
  • Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of this state
  • Valid U.S. passport ID
  • Valid U.S. military photo ID
  • Valid tribal photo IDz

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