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Register to Vote / Change My Information

Register to Vote / Change My Information

Forsyth County residents desiring to register to vote or change their name and/or address on the voter registration list may do so several ways. In Georgia, voters must be registered to vote 30 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote in that election. Click here for a list of voter registration deadlines.

Online:

To use the Georgia Secretary of State's Online Voter Registration System you must have a valid driver's license or identification card issued by the GA Department of Driver Services (DDS) with signature on file with DDS (If you do not have a valid driver's license or identification card, you will be allowed to print and manually submit a paper Voter Registration Application).

Register to Vote or Change Your Name/Address Online

In person:

  • Register at the Forsyth County Voter Registrations & Elections Office located at 1201 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040. The Elections Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Register at any public library in the county. 
  • Applications can be downloaded and are also available at our office and at any public library. 

By mail:

In order to be eligible to vote in the next scheduled election, a Voter Registration Application must be completely filled out and either USPS postmarked by the registration deadline; or otherwise delivered in person to our office no later than the close of business (4:30 p.m.) on the date of the deadline in order to be considered timely.  Mail your completed and signed application to either of the following addresses:

Secretary of State
State of Georgia
PO Box 105325
Atlanta, GA 30348-9562

or

Forsyth County Voter Registrations & Elections
1201 Sawnee Drive
Cumming, GA 30040

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD / PRINT 
A VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION

Other ways to register:

  • With the passing of the National Voter Registration Act, also known as the "Motor Voter" law, residents can register at the same time they receive their driver's license. 
  • Applications are also available to be picked up at most state, local or federal government offices.

Voter Eligibility

To register to vote in Forsyth County you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a legal resident of Forsyth County
  • Be at least 17 1/2 years of age to register and 18 years of age to vote
  • Not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude*
  • Have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge

* The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that in Georgia all felonies are crimes involving moral turpitude. You are considered to have completed your felony sentence for the purpose of voter eligibility if you have completed any term of incarceration, probation, or parole and paid all fines, unless such fines are cancelled upon completion of your term of incarceration, probation, or parole (e.g., when the fines were imposed "as a condition of probation," they are automatically cancelled upon completion of probation). Your felony sentence is considered completed even if you have outstanding monetary obligations other than fines, such as unpaid restitution, fees, costs, or surcharges.

Georgia Voters Do NOT Register By Party

In Georgia, voters do not register to vote by party. On the day of a Primary, each voter chooses a Democratic, Republican or Non-Partisan/Special Election (if applicable) ballot. In the case of a runoff, those who chose a Democratic ballot in the Primary can only vote a Democratic ballot in the Primary Runoff. Those who chose a Republican ballot in the Primary can only vote Republican ballot in the Primary Runoff. Those registered voters who did not vote in the Primary or who voted a Non-Partisan/Special Election ballot can choose either a Democratic, Republican or Non-Partisan/Special Election (if applicable) ballot in the Primary Runoff.

Georgia ID Card for Voting Purposes

In Georgia, voters are required to present photo identification at their polling place prior to casting their ballot. Proper identification shall consist of any one of the following:

  • Georgia driver's license
  • Valid ID card by any state or U.S. with photo
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Valid Government employee photo ID
  • Valid U.S. military ID card with photo
  • Valid tribal ID card with photo

If you do not have one of the above forms of photo identification, you are eligible to receive a free Georgia ID card for Voting Purposes ONLY. The free Georgia ID cards for Voting Purposes ONLY are issued in the Voter Registrations & Elections Office. Please call us at (770) 781-2118 for more information, or to schedule an appointment. Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information on other ID cards available in Georgia please visit the GA Department of Driver Services website at www.dds.ga.gov.