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Key 2021 election dates, information for Georgia voters

Early in-person voting starts Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in Georgia.
Early in-person voting starts Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in Georgia.(WTOC)
Published: Oct. 4, 2021 at 6:32 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2021 at 4:49 AM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Early in-person voting for the upcoming Nov. 2, 2021 General Election starts next week in Georgia.

The following are some key election dates and information for Georgia voters to keep in mind:

  • October 4, 2021 - Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the November General Election and Runoff Election.
  • October 8, 2021 - Last day to submit absentee ballot application for the October Special Election Runoff.
  • October 11, 2021 (Columbus Day Holiday, state is closed) - Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the November General/Special Election.
  • October 12, 2021 - Advanced (Absentee In-Person) Voting begins for the November General Election.
  • October 16, 2021 - Mandatory Saturday Voting for the November Municipal General/Special Election.
  • October 17, 2021 - Optional Sunday Voting for the November Municipal General/Special Election.
  • October 22, 2021 - Last day to submit absentee ballot application for the November General Election.
  • October 23, 2021 - Mandatory Saturday Voting for the November Municipal General/Special Election.
  • October 24, 2021 - Optional Sunday Voting for the November Municipal General/Special Election.
  • November 2, 2021 - Election Day. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. statewide.

Remember, when you arrive at your early voting location, you’ll need to bring a valid photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport, or voter identification card.

If you can’t vote in person – either early or on Election Day – you also have the option to request an absentee ballot to vote by mail. 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 in order 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.

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