We are pleased to announce that now the citizens of Georgia can register to vote online! From the Secretary of State website, www.sos.ga.gov, a Georgia citizen with a valid driver’s license issued by the GA Department of Driver Services (DDS) or an identification card with signature on file with DDS will navigate to the Elections page and click on the Register to Vote box.
You can also download the app “GA Votes” for your smartphone.
Here is the direct link to online voter registration: https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/#no-back-button
Secretary of State Kemp Launches Online Voter Registration and Voting Information Mobile Application
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today launched two new technology advances to serve Georgia voters. The first is online voter registration, and the second is a mobile application that both enables online registration and has all the capabilities of the “My Voter Page”.
“In 2012, I worked with legislative leaders to craft a law that would allow for online voter registration. We did this because Georgian’s deserve to be able to register to vote or change their information with as much ease as possible. This not only will provide benefits to the voter, but also for all 159 Georgia counties,” said Kemp.
Georgia citizens will need a valid Georgia driver’s license or identification card to use the online voter registration system. Counties will receive and process online registrations electronically. Less paper will create efficiencies, saving time and money.
The “My Voter Page” was launched in March of 2010. It gives Georgia voters the opportunity to view their specific sample ballot, find their early voting and election day polling locations, check their voter registration status and track the status of their absentee ballot. Now all of this information will be available on mobile devices through the Apple and Android platforms. To access the apps, search for “GA Votes” in the app store.
“We are thrilled to have this new technology available for Georgia citizens,” said Shea Hicks, Chairperson, Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration. “It will give the voters of Gordon County more options and information as they participate in the elections process This new technology will help to streamline the election process across the state of Georgia, by making it easier for people to register to vote, to change their name or address on their voter registration record. They will also be able to access My Voter Page with the “GA Votes” app to find out where they go to vote on election day and to access a sample ballot.”
Georgia is on the forefront of innovative elections technology, being one of the first states in the nation to offer both online registration and an inclusive voter information mobile app.