If you are off paper in Georgia, then you are #Free2Vote!
If you are on probation for a misdemeanor, you are eligible to vote.
If you were sentenced under first offender or conditional discharge and your status has not been revoked, you are eligible to vote.
If you are serving a first offender sentence for a felony, you are eligible to vote.
If you are in jail because of a pending case or you are serving a sentence for a misdemeanor conviction you are eligible to vote.
If you are not serving a sentence for a felony conviction, you are eligible to vote.
*To register to vote, you must be a U.S. Citizen and legal resident of the county.
You are not eligible to vote if:
You were convicted of a felony or had your felony first offender revoked and are still serving a sentence.
Your conditional discharge case was revoked and are still serving the sentence.
You were convicted of a felony and are awaiting transfer to a state prison.
What if I still owe fines and fees?
The Georgia Secretary of State recently announced that, “[y]our felony sentence is considered completed even if you have outstanding monetary obligations other than fines, such as unpaid restitution, fees, costs, or surcharges,” and that fines imposed as a condition of your probation are “automatically cancelled upon completion of probation.” If you are not sure if you have outstanding fines or if your sentence is complete, contact your original DCS probation office.
More questions about voting with a history of incarceration? Check out Georgia Justice Project's FAQ
Need to show you're off papers? Check out GJP's information on Certificate of Sentence Completion & Discharge.
Voting while in jail: You must mail the registration application to your local voter registration office.
Register online to vote at registertovote.sos.ga.gov
In Person: The fifth Monday before Election Day.
By Mail: Postmarked the fifth Monday before Election Day.
Online: The fifth Monday before Election Day.
Vote early in person - dates & locations
Election Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE
*Special thanks to Georgia Justice Project for this language.
More information at gjp.org/voting