Georgia Photo ID

Georgia law (O.C.G.A § 21-2-417) requires Georgia residents to show photo identification when voting in person. This website is just one part of our comprehensive outreach and education program to ensure that citizens are aware of the photo identification requirement. Electronic versions of publications and press releases pertaining to this requirement are available here as well. If you have questions, need more information or have difficulty getting a free Voter Identification Card, you can contact your county registrar’s office or the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at:

Telephone (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Telephone (404) 656-2871
V/TTY: (404) 656-1787
Fax: (404) 651-9531

You are not required to provide identification when you vote absentee by mail; however, if you registered by mail, and did not enclose a copy of your photo ID with your registration application, you must provide ID when voting by mail for the first time.  This copy of ID must NOT be enclosed with your ballot.

What IDs are acceptable?

Bring one of these six forms of identification to vote.

Georgia's Voter Identification Card

If you do not have one of the six acceptable forms of photo ID, the State of Georgia offers a free ID Card. An ID card can be issued at any county registrar's office or Department of Driver Services Office free of charge.

To receive a voter identification card, the voter must provide:

Example of a Georgia Voter Identification Card:


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