Recent Changes to Georgia's Voting Laws
In 2005, Georgia passed a law requiring voter's to show a photo ID to vote. Acceptable ID's include:
- Georgia driver’s license, even if expired
- ID card issued by the state of Georgia or the federal government
- Free voter ID card issued by the state or county
- U.S. passport
- Valid employee ID card containing a photograph 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. military identification card
- Valid tribal photo ID
If a voter does not have an ID, they can vote a provisional ballot. The ballot will be counted if they show an accepted form of ID to the county register within three days following the election.
In 2009, Georgia passed a law requiring first-time voter registration applicants to provide one of a number of documents to prove citizenship, including a Georgia driver's license, a Georgia identification card, a U.S. passport, a birth certificate and U.S. naturalization documents.
Also, last year, Georgia passed a law shortening the early voting period was reduced from 45 days to 21 days.