ATLANTA – Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians that Tuesday, April 24, 2018 is the last day to register to vote or update their voter information for the May 22, 2018 General Primary and Nonpartisan Election.
“As Georgia’s Chief Elections Official, I want to ensure every Georgian has the opportunity to register to vote and allow their voice to be heard,” stated Secretary Kemp. “The right to vote for our public officials should never be taken for granted. In the Peach State, it is easy to vote and hard to cheat, and I strongly encourage all eligible voters to take part in these important contests.”
Georgia citizens can submit an electronic voter registration application with their Georgia driver’s license number or state-issued identification card number using Online Voter Registration (OLVR) or the free “GA SOS” mobile app for Apple and Android devices. Individuals can also mail in hard-copy voter registration applications to get registered to vote in Georgia or update their address.
All voter registration applications must be submitted or postmarked on or before Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to be processed for this May’s elections. Advance in-person voting will begin on Monday, April 30, 2018. The polls will also be open on Saturday, May 12, 2018. On Election Day, the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Any run-off elections will be held on July 24, 2018. The voter registration deadline for any federal run-offs is June 25, 2018. For all other run-offs, the voter registration deadline is April 24, 2018.
Qualified candidate information can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.
Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting secure, accessible, and fair elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities, charities, and professional license holders. For more information about the office, go to www.sos.ga.gov.