Georgians face Monday deadline to register to vote on June 9
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgians have until the end of the day Monday to register to vote in the June 9 elections.
Among races on the ballot that day will be primary elections for president, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and the state House and Senate. Some local races are also on the ballot.
Citizens can register online, including anyone who has moved, is new to the state or has recently turned 18. Non-citizens, people convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude or people found mentally incompetent by a judge can’t register.
Registered voters can cast ballots in person or request that they vote by mail. More than 1 million Georgia voters have requested mail-in ballots for the June 9 primary, which has been delayed twice because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has said. In-person early voting is scheduled to begin on May 18.
Georgia has 6.9 million active voters and more than 300,00 inactive voters. That latter group may have moved or not voted in recent elections.
People can check their registration status, request an absentee ballot or find polling places at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.