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).

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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. District 2 is also up in a special election because Harry Sims has stepped down to run for Mayor.

After you know the districts you’re in, see our list of 2018 candidates here.

Can I see a sample ballot?

Check out a sample ballot here:

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 polling place here by typing in your address.

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). For the 2018 local election, early voting will be M-F from Monday, April 30 to Friday, May 18 from 8am-5pm. Saturday, May 12 is also an early voting day.

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!

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.