Restore Your Right To Vote!
 

Restore Your Right to Vote!

GA’s Constitution protects your most sacred right. Your vote is your voice.

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If you are an ex-felon, and have completed your sentence requirements, you are eligible to vote.

Stand up for your rights and register to vote!

Online Registration Available!

Register to vote online, find other registration sites or more voting and election information, visit the GA Secretary of State web site. Spanish versions of the application and instructions are available.

You qualify to vote if registered 30 days in advance of an election day!

October 4, 2008
Last Day to Register to Vote on November 2!

Even if you missed this deadline, it is important to exercise your right and civic duty. So register, and be ready to vote in the next election cycle.

Help Spread the Word!
Download a printable Voter Restoration Poster

To download the files, users may need to right-click, or control-click the links below. Select download link to disk.

Download a printable 8.5" x 11" Voter Restoration Poster [PDF 1.1 MB]

Download a printable 11" x 17" Voter Restoration Poster [PDF 1.5 MB]

 

Do you believe you are not eligible to vote?

Good news... you may be wrong!

Many people have been told that if they were convicted of a felony they could never vote again. This is not true.

Georgia law allows a person who has completed their sentence, (including any fines, parole or probation) to immediately re-register. There is no waiting period, special application or other process.

All a person needs to do is re-register.

That's good news, so help spread the word!

 

Crees que no eres elegible para votar?

Buenas Noticias.... puedes estar equivocado!

Existe la creencia entre mucha gente de que si fueron condenados por un crimen nunca podrian votar otra vez.  Esta informacion no es verdadera.

La Ley en Georgia permiten re-inscribirse inmediatamente a todas aquellas personas quienes han completado su sentencia (inluyendo cualquier multa, bajo libertad condicional o bajo fianza).  No existe periodo de espera, o llenado de un formato especial o la existencia de otro procedimiento.

Todo lo que se necesita es re-inscribirse.

Estas son buenas noticias y ahora que estas informado ayudanos a pasar la voz!

 

Georgia Law

In Georgia, we are fortunate to have ex-felon voting restoration rights provided for in our State Constitution. This Constitutional provision guarantees that a person who served his or her sentence, is no longer on parole probation, and has paid any fines or fees…is immediately eligible to vote.

ARTICLE II. Voting and Elections

SECTION I. METHOD OF VOTING; RIGHT TO REGISTER AND VOTE

Paragraph II. Right to register and vote. Every person who is a citizen of the United States and a resident of Georgia as defined by law, who is at least 18 years of age and not disenfranchised by this article, and who meets minimum residency requirements as provided by law shall be entitled to vote at any election by the people. The General Assembly shall provide by law for the registration of electors.

Paragraph III. Exceptions to right to register and vote. (a) No person who has been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude may register, remain registered, or vote except upon completion of the sentence.

 

For more information please contact:

ACLU of Georgia
404.523.6201

 

Georgia Rural Urban Summit
PO Box 225 Decatur, GA 30031-0225 • 404.522.GRUS (4787)

CALL 1.800.816.5156!

 

Georgia Secretary of State
214 State Capital Atlanta, GA 30334 • 404.656.2881

 

For information on other states' re-enfranchisement laws visit: righttovote.org

 

“The right to choose our leaders is perhaps the most fundamental right we have as Americans. Georgians who have been convicted of a felony ARE still eligible to exercise this right by registering to vote upon completion of their sentence.…

Georgia law makes felons eligible to register to vote immediately upon completing their sentence. It is automatic, there is no application or formal process.

There is a need for greater public education on this issue as these citizens begin to rebuild their lives and become productive members of society.”

Cathy Cox