2021 Georgia election guide: Key dates, voter registration and candidates

ATLANTA — On Nov. 2, cities across the state, including Atlanta will vote for new mayors and city council members. Early voting started Oct. 12 and lasts until Oct. 29.

More than a dozen people have officially announced that they’re running for Atlanta mayor.

Here are the key dates you need to know.

2021 State elections and voter registration calendar:

October 4, 2021: Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the November General Election and Runoff Election. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-224(a)

October 8, 2021: Last day to submit absentee ballot application for the October Special Election Runoff

October 11, 2021: Columbus Day Holiday (State is closed)

October 11, 2021: Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the November General/Special Election.

October 12, 2021: Advanced (Absentee In-Person) Voting begins for the November General Election.

October 16, 2021: Mandatory Saturday Voting for the November Municipal General/Special Election

October 17, 2021: Optional Sunday Voting for the November Municipal General/Special Election

October 22, 2021: Last day to submit absentee ballot application for the November General Election

October 23, 2021: Mandatory Saturday Voting for the November Municipal General/Special Election

October 24, 2021: Optional Sunday Voting for the November Municipal General/Special Election

November 2, 2021: General election

November 11, 2021: Veteran’s Day Holiday (State is closed)

November 19, 2021: Last day to submit absentee ballot application for the November General Election Runoff

Make Sure You’re Eligible

To register to vote, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a legal resident of the 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

Fill Out & Submit a Voter Registration Application

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