Voter FAQ

Have questions about voting or registering to vote? If you don’t find the answer here, contact the Board of Elections (706-613-3150).

When is the election?

Local Elections (Mayor and Commission, primaries for statewide races): May 22, 2018


What commission district am I in?

Check these maps to find your district for local elections. Put in the address where you are registered. If you can’t remember where you are registered, check here. In 2018, the odd-numbered seats on the Athens-Clarke County Commission will be up for re-election (Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) in May.


Am I already registered to vote?

Check here to see if you’ve already registered. You don’t need to register every year; as long as you’ve voted in the recent past, you won’t need to register again. If you’re not registered, you will need to register at least a month in advance of election day.


Can I register to vote online?

Yes! You can register here.


Can I see a sample ballot?

We will post it here when it’s available.


Where do I go to vote on election day?

Check here to find out your voting location on election day.

You can also find your voting location here. The voting precincts include both a number and a letter (e.g. 6B).


I will not be in town on election day. When and where do I go to early vote?

Regardless of your voting precinct, early voting in Athens always takes place at the same location: the Board of Elections office (155 E. Washington St).


Do I need a photo ID to vote?

Yes, you will need to bring your photo ID when you go vote, but you don’t normally need a photo ID to register. If you plan on voting with an absentee ballot and you have never voted before, you will need to mail in a photo ID with your registration form. Otherwise, you only need to bring an ID with you when you actually vote.


Do I need to bring anything else with me?

No, you shouldn’t need anything else.