Monday, March 31, 2014

Online Voter Registration in Georgia

ATLANTA, GA (Press Releases) - Following today's announcement by Secretary of State Brian Kemp that Georgia will begin voter registration online and through the My Voter Page app, Georgia Republican Party Chairman John Padgett released the following statements:

"Online voter registration presents an unmistakable opportunity for the Georgia Republican Party to grow in size and strength this year," said Chairman Padgett. "By using the same technology that enables e-commerce and encourages social networking, we can empower Georgians to participate in the political process and engage in what like-minded conservatives from around the state are doing to advance freedom.

With our robust voter registration drive set to launch this summer, the ability to register online and through a mobile-friendly app will expedite the registration process and ultimately enhance our results.

I applaud the efforts of Brian Kemp and his staff to modernize voter registration in Georgia and look forward to adding thousands of new conservatives to the voter roles in the weeks and months ahead."

AUGUSTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today launched two new technology advances that will serve Georgia voters.  The first is online voter registration, as well as a mobile application that enables voter registration and will have all the capabilities of “My Voter Page”.

“In 2012, I worked with legislative leaders to craft a law that would allow for online voter registration.  We did this because Georgian’s deserve to be able to register to vote or change their information with as much ease as possible.  This not only will provide benefits to the voter, but also for all 159 Georgia counties,” said Kemp.

Georgia citizens will have to a have a valid Georgia driver’s license in order to use the online voter registration system.

Counties will be able to process new registrations in the same way that the Department of Driver Services sends electronic registration information.  Less paper will create efficiencies that will save time and money.

“I want to personally thank the Department of Driver Services for their assistance in this operation,” said Kemp.  “They have been a great partner.”

The “My Voter Page” was launched in March of 2010.  It gave Georgia voters the opportunity to view their specific sample ballot, find their early voting and election day polling locations, check voter registration status and track the status of their absentee ballot.  All of this information is currently available on the Android platform and will be available on the Apple platform later this week.  Just search for “GA Votes” in the app store.

Kemp launched the new systems this morning at a combined Georgia Election Officials Association/Voter Registrars Association of Georgia annual meeting in Augusta, GA with election leaders from across the state.  It is believed that Georgia is the first state in the nation to offer both online registration as well as an innovative mobile application that also enables voter registration like “My Voter Page”.

Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the offices wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting efficient and secure elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders.

Ready to VOTE? The deadline to register for the primary elections in Georgia is April 21!


Richmond County Board of Elections

The voter registration deadline for the May 20, 2014 General Primary and Nonpartisan Election is Monday, April 21, 2012. Residents desiring to register to vote, or change their name or address on the voter registration list may do so online at, at the Richmond County Board of Elections Office located at 530 Greene Street, Suite 500A in Augusta, Georgia or at the Board of Elections Office of their county of residence.

Office hours for the Richmond County Board of Elections are from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM. Individuals may also download the mobile app “GA Votes” or visit My Voter Page at to register to vote, get sample ballots, locate their polling place, find out about Advance Voting, and more.

Applications for voter registration will not be accepted via fax or email.

In order to be eligible to register to vote a person must be a citizen of the United States and of the State of Georgia; be at least 17 ½ years of age; be a resident of the county or municipality in which he or she seeks to vote; cannot currently be serving a felony conviction; and cannot have been judicially determined to be mentally incompetent for voting purposes.

Mail-out absentee ballots are now available upon written request. Requests may be accepted by mail, fax, email, or may be delivered to the Board of Elections Office. In-person Advance Voting will begin on Monday, April 28, 2014 in the Municipal Building at 530 Greene Street. Beginning Saturday, May 10, three additional sites will be open for Advance Voting – the Henry Brigham Recreation Center, the Diamond Lakes Regional Park, and the Warren Road Recreation Center.

The last day for Voting by mail and Advance Voting will be Friday, May 16, 2014.

Voters seeking information may also contact the Board of Elections Office at (706) 821-2340 or

It’s easy! Ready, Set, Vote!

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