Registering to vote is the first step to fulfilling your civic duty. Each state has its own voting registration requirements and deadlines. Some states even allow Election Day Registration (EDR) which means that you can register to vote when you go to the polls on Election Day. However, most states do not have this and require you to register weeks before Election Day. For example, Georgia’s registration deadline has already passed and people are no longer able to register to vote if they want to vote in the 2022 Midterm Election.
Georgia Specific Registration Information
In Georgia, the voter registration deadline was on October 11th to be eligible to vote in the midterms. However, if there is a runoff (neither candidate receives more than 50% of the vote), people who did not meet the Oct 11th deadline, will be able to vote as long as they register before FIND OUT DATE. Additionally, Emory students (and any other students in GA) are able to register to vote in Georgia as long as they update their registration address to be in Georgia. But, if you do not have a Georgia drivers license, you must print out the registration form and a picture of your state drivers license and hand-deliver it or fax it to the office. Here is the form to print and fill out if you are changing your address to GA or registering to vote for the first time. Make sure you also print out a scanned file of your drivers license and bring that to the office as well. The address for the Dekalb County Voting Office is: 4380 Memorial Dr, Ste 300 Decatur, GA 30032-1239. If you permanently live in Georgia, you can register online at this link.
Click on this link if you have already registered to vote in Georgia and want to check your status.
Other resources about registering to vote in Georgia