Voter Registration

Are you registered?

You can use the Secretary of State Poll Locator to check your voter registration information, find your elected officials, and get maps and directions to your polling place.

 

Georgia citizens have access to several convenient methods of registering to vote:

  • Download and complete a voter registration application. You can find the application here.
  • Contact your local county board of registrars' office or election office, public library, public assistance office, recruitment office, schools and other government offices for a mail-in registration form.
  • E-mail your request for a voter registration form to voterhelp@cherokeega.com, or write us at Cherokee County Voter Registration, 400 E. Main Street, Suite A, Canton, GA 30114. Please include your name and mailing address.
  • "Motor Voter" registration is offered when you renew or apply for your driver's license at Department of Motor Vehicle Safety drivers license posts.
  • College students can obtain Georgia voter registration forms, or the necessary forms to register in any state in the U.S., from their school registrar's office or from the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

To register to vote in the state of Georgia, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you wish to vote
  • At least 18 years of age by election day
  • Also, you may not register to vote if you are currently serving any sentence imposed by the conviction of a felony or if you have been judicially determined to be mentally incompetent.

In the state of Georgia, you do not register by political party to vote in the state's regular primaries or general elections.

You may register to vote at any time, but you must be registered by the close of registration prior to an election if you wish to vote on Election Day, i.e., the application must be postmarked by the voter registration deadline. If you are not registered to vote, register today.

If you are registering for the first time in Georgia, and you register by mail, you are required to show one of the 17 acceptable types of identification by:

  • mailing a copy of the identification with your voter registration application
  • providing a copy of the identification to the registrar during the absentee voting process, or
  • by showing one of the 17 pieces of acceptable identification when voting at the polling place.

Voters are required to notify the board of registrars of their county of residence whenever they move.

If you move within the same county in which you are registered to vote and don't notify the registrar at least 30 days prior to an election, you may vote in your old polling place for that election. You must file a notice of your new address. This can be done by writing your county board of registrars' office, or by submitting a new voter registration application.

If you move outside the county in which you are registered to vote within 30 days of an election, you may vote in your old precinct for that election.

If you move outside the county in which you are registered to vote in excess of 30 days prior to an election, you have lost your eligibility to vote in the county of your old residence. You must register to vote in your new county of residence. If you don't register to vote by the deadline, you cannot vote in that particular election.

Voter Registration Drives

Click here for information on Voter registration drives.


2014 Election Dates

Special Election January 7, 2014
  Special Runoff February 4, 2014
  General Primary May 20, 2014
  General Primary Runoff July 22, 2014
  General Election November 4, 2014
  General Election Runoff
December 2, 2014 (Local and State)
  General Election Runoff January 6, 2015 (Federal Candidates)

 
 
  Voter Registration Application*  
 

*Voter Registration Applications may NOT be faxed.

Please complete the form and mail to:

Cherokee County Voter Registration
400 E. Main Street
Canton, GA 30114


 

You may register to vote at any time, but you must be registered by the voter registration deadline prior to an election if you wish to vote on election day.

Forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download here.

 

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