Voting and Elections
There is a runoff election on January 5, 2021 for two seats to represent Georgia in the United States Senate and one seat on the Georgia Public Service Commission.
Important dates for this election :
- December 7th, 2020 is the deadline to register to vote in the runoff election.
- December 14th, 2020 is the start of early voting
- January 5th, 2021 is election day and the final day to vote if you have not voted early or by absentee ballot.
Register to vote at Online Voter Registration. If you are 17-½ and will turn 18 years old by January 5, you can pre-register to vote in the runoff election.
Request an absentee ballot by completing this online form. For more information on voting absentee, visit DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections’ Absentee Information page. All completed absentee ballots must arrive by 7 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2021, to be counted. If an absentee ballot is not in the mail by the Monday after Christmas Day, voters should consider using a secured DeKalb County dropbox.
Confirm your registration and polling location, and view a sample ballot by signing in to the Georgia My Voter Page. You can also check DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections for polling locations and their hours. Bring a valid photo ID when voting in person.
Unsure about how to use the new voting machines? Watch this video from DCTV and DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections.
Need accommodations for voting? See the Georgia Secretary of State's Voters with Disabilities and US Election Assistance Commission's Voting Accessibility pages for information and assistance.
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Last updated: November 16, 2020
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