As the May 22nd Primary Election quickly approaches, the deadline to register to vote is less than one week away. Georgia residents who wish to participate in the upcoming election must register to vote by April 24, 2018.

Eligible voters must be at least 18 years of age, a United States citizen, and legal resident of the state and county in which one intends to vote. The voter registration application may be submitted online or mailed to one’s local registrar’s office. First time voters are required to provide their social security number and one of the following forms of identification:

  • A valid Georgia driver’s license
  • A valid ID card issued by a branch, department, agency, or any other entity of Georgia, any other state, or the U.S. authorized by law to issue personal ID
  • A valid U.S. passport
  • A government employee photo ID
  • A valid student ID card containing your photograph from any public or private college, university, or postgraduate technical or professional school located within Georgia
  • A valid U.S. military ID card with photo
  • Valid Tribal ID with photo
  • A certified copy of your birth certificate
  • A valid Social Security card
  • A certified naturalization document
  • A certified copy of court records showing adoption, name, or sex change
  • A current utility bill, or a legible copy thereof, showing your name and address
  • A bank statement, or a legible copy thereof, showing your name and address
  • A government check or paycheck, or a legible copy thereof, showing your name and address
  • A government document, or a legible copy thereof, showing your name and address

The 2018 statewide election will include the offices of U.S. House, Governor, Constitutional Officers, Georgia Legislature, State Supreme Court, Intermediate Appellate Courts, Local Judges, School Boards, and county and municipal governments

Click here, to complete the voter registration form. Applications must be submitted or postmarked by Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Information regarding your current voter status can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

To learn more about where the gubernatorial and lieutenant governor candidates stand on issues of importance to the business community and the future of our state, please visit the Georgia Chamber’s 8 for 18 website. The “8 for 18” initiative is a statewide prosperity agenda that serves as an educational platform to promote pro-business policies that advance job growth and economic competitiveness. The Georgia Chamber is a nonpartisan organization that represents the interests of businesses across all industry sectors. As the state’s largest business advocate, the Chamber encourages voter education and participation.

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