Elections & Registration
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where do I register to vote?
Mail-in registration applications are available at any library or on-line at www.columbusga.org/elections/. Also, at the Citizens Service Center, 3111 Citizens Way (behind the main library on Macon Road), customers that walk-in to register are immediately processed.
- How do I know if I am registered to vote?
You can access the Secretary of State’s Election website at www.sos.georgia.gov/elections/, and click on MyVoter Page. You may also call the Elections Office at 706-653-4392.
- Can a felon vote?
Yes, once all aspects of your felony sentence is completed to include probation, restitution, or fines.
- What is the deadline to register to vote?
The deadline to register is April 21, 2014. Mailed voter registration applications are accepted if postmarked by the deadline.
- What kind of identification do I need to have to vote?
Present one of the approved forms of identification: GA drivers license, valid GA ID card, valid U.S. passport, valid employee ID card containing a photograph issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the United States government, this state, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of this state; valid U.S. military ID card with a photograph; valid tribal ID card containing a photograph.
- Do I have to vote at my assigned precinct?
On Election Day, you do have to vote at your assigned precinct. During early and advance voting, you may vote at any of the available sites.
- How can I receive an absentee ballot?
Absentee ballot applications are available for a mail-out ballot by calling the Elections office 706-653-4392 or printing an application from elections web site at www.columbusga.org/elections/ or www.sos.georgia.gov/elections/.
- If I am military, how do I vote absentee?
You should go to the website http://www.fvap.gov/ , choose your home state and follow the directions on that page.
- I am on the automatic absentee ballot list why haven’t I received it?
You must be Disabled or 75 years of age or older to be eligible for the absentee automatic ballot list and you must request that ballots be sent to you for every election. You must make that request at the beginning of EVERY year.
- When will advance/early voting begin and where?
Advance/Early voting is April 28, 2014 – May 16, 2014. .
- Where can I find a sample ballot?
When they become available, a sample ballot for the next election or primary may be viewed on-line at www.columbusga.org/elections/, and click on the sample ballot link.
- Where can I find a list of candidates running for office?
A complete list of candidates for all local offices can be found under Qualified for May 20th Election at www.columbusga.org/elections/
- Where can I view Campaign Disclosures for candidates?
All campaign disclosures may be viewed on-line at http://www.columbusga.org/elections/disclosures.asp?yr=2014 , under the respective candidate’s name.
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