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Georgia Voting Law: Full Text


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(a)(1)(A) Except as otherwise provided in Code Section 21-2-219 or for advance 927 voting described in subsection (d) of Code Section 21-2-385, not more earlier than 180 928 78 days or less than 11 days prior to the date of the primary or election, or runoff of 929 either, in which the elector desires to vote, any absentee elector may make, either by 930 mail, by facsimile transmission, by electronic transmission, or in person in the 931 registrar’s or absentee ballot clerk’s office, an application for an official ballot of the 932 elector’s precinct to be voted at such primary, election, or runoff. To be timely 933 received, an application for an absentee-by-mail ballot shall be received by the board 934 of registrars or absentee ballot clerk no later than 11 days prior to the primary, election, 935 or runoff. For advance voting in person, the application shall be made within the time 936 period set forth in subsection (d) of Code Section 21-2-385. 937 (B) In the case of an elector residing temporarily out of the county or municipality or 938 a physically disabled elector residing within the county or municipality, the application 939 for the elector’s absentee ballot may, upon satisfactory proof of relationship, be made 940 by such elector’s mother, father, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sister, brother, spouse, son, 941 daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, 942 father-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law of the age of 18 or over. 943 (C)(i) Any person applying for an absentee-by-mail ballot shall make application in 944 writing on the form made available by the Secretary of State. In order to confirm the 945 identity of the voter, such form shall require the elector to provide his or her name, 946 date of birth, address as registered, address where the elector wishes the ballot to be 947 mailed, and the number of his or her Georgia driver’s license or identification card 948 issued pursuant to Article 5 of Chapter 5 of Title 40. If such elector does not have a 949 Georgia driver’s license or identification card issued pursuant to Article 5 of Chapter 5 950 of Title 40, the elector shall affirm this fact in the manner prescribed in the application 951 and the elector shall provide a copy of a form of identification listed in subsection (c) 952 of Code Section 21-2-417. The form made available by the Secretary of State shall 953

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