GEORGIA

How to vote from your hospital bed

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Before October 5, 2020

October 30, 2020

October 30 is the deadline to request an absentee ballot. Any registered voter in Georgia may request an absentee ballot.

Before October 30, 2020

Some counties offer ballot delivery for registered voters who are hospitalized. Contact your county registrar at least 5 days prior to the election for information regarding this option.

7:30PM on Tuesday November 3, 2020 (Election Day)

Your absentee ballot must be received by your county registrar no later than close of the polls on Election Day.

 

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STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE

1.

Check Your Voter Registration

Check if you are registered to vote at https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/welcome.do#no-back-button or at https://www.vote.org/.

VOTE RIDERS: 

Make sure to check if your state requires a Voter ID. You can find a list of accepted identifications for Georgia HERE. For Spanish click HERE. You can also get your Voter ID questions answered through this link: https://www.messenger.com/t/VoteRiders. If you are requesting a mail in ballot and your state requires you to send a copy of your voter ID but do not have access to a printer, you can send a picture to VoterID@voteriders.org and we will mail you two hard copies. For up-to-date information and help with voter ID you can also call/text VoteRiders: 844-338-8743 or visit voteriders.org. HERE is our link to our digital cards for all 50 states.

2.

Complete an Emergency Absentee Ballot Application

An absentee ballot application must be filled out. A link to the absentee ballot and information about the process can be found here.

If you have been hospitalized at least 5 days before Election Day, some counties offer ballot delivery for registered voters who are hospitalized. Contact your county registrar at least 5 days prior to the election for information regarding this option. Contact information for your county registrar can be found here.

3.

Return Your Application

Absentee ballot applications can be returned by mail, fax, email (as an attachment), or in-person to the local County Board of Registrar’s Office. Contact information for your county registrar can be found here.

A third-party may request an absentee ballot on your behalf if you are residing temporarily out of the county or municipality or if you are a physically disabled voter residing within the county or municipality. The application for your absentee ballot may, upon satisfactory proof of relationship, be made by your mother, father, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sister, brother, spouse, son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law of the age of 18 or over. Relatives applying for absentee ballots for you must also sign an oath stating that facts in the application are true. 

4.

Obtain Your Ballot

Your ballot will be mailed to your location by your county registrar. Alternatively, if you are in a county that offers delivery of absentee ballots to hospitalized voters and have called your county registrar regarding this option, your ballot will be delivered directly to you.

5.

Vote!

Fill out your ballot! 

6.

Return Your Completed Ballot

A ballot must be received by the county registrar no later than the close of polls on Election Day. Delivery can be either U.S. first class mail or hand-delivered by the voter. A physically disabled voter can designate a relative (spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, and in-laws) or an individual residing in the same household to return his or her voted ballot in person or by mail to the registrar or absentee ballot clerk.

If your ballot was delivered directly to you in your place of hospitalization, it will be returned for you and counted.

 

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STATE LAW

Georgia

O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384

Hospitalized voters can have an absentee ballot delivered to the hospital by an election official during the period five days before the election.

 

COVID-19 and Patient Voting

Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:

Georgia's Secretary of State has announced that absentee ballot request forms will be mailed to all registered voters in Georgia, so you do not have to be physically present at a polling station to cast your vote. Information on this change can be found here.

The Statewide General Primary and Presidential Primary have also been postponed from May 19 to June 9. Information on this change can be found here.

The most recent updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Georgia's elections can be found here.

Contact patientvoting@gmail.com for more info

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