Board of Elections FAQ



  1. What are acceptable forms of ID for voting?
  2. What if I do not have a pcture ID?
  3. How do I know if I am registered to vote?
  4. How do I register to vote online?
  5. What do I do if I have moved?
  6. How can I get an absentee ballot?
  7. How do I qualify to run for public office?
  8. Where can I find candidate qualifying fees?
  9. Where can I get information about my elected officials?

  1. What are acceptable forms of ID for voting?Top
    There are six(6) forms of ID that are acceptable for voting in the State of Georgia
    1. Georgia's Drivers License
    2. Valid ID issued by any State of Federal Government with photo
    3. Valid U.S. Passport
    4. Valid Government Employee Photo ID
    5. Valid U.S. Military ID card with photo
    6. Valid Tribal ID card with photo

    Please note that these are different than the forms previously accepted. Photo ID is now required to vote in the State of Georgia.

  2. What if I do not have a pcture ID?Top
    Contact the Whitfield County Board of Elections and Registrar's Office about obtaining a valid and acceptable Photo ID. The local number is (706) 278-7183

  3. How do I know if I am registered to vote?Top
    Contact the Whitfield County Board of Elections and Registrar's Office to find out if you are properly registered to vate and also where you should vote. The local number is (706) 278-7183

  4. How do I register to vote online? Top
    You may print the registration on this website and mail it to the addess on this website or go to: https://secure.sos.state.ga.us/VoterApp/ Please remember this important part: If you are submitting this form by mail and you are registering for the first time in the State of Georgia, enclose a copy of one of the following with you application:
    • Currebt Valid Photo ID
    • Current Utility Bill
    • Bank Statement
    • Government Check
    • Payroll Check
    • Any other government issued documents tha show your valid name and address
    Thos who are entitled to vote by absentee ballot under the Uniform and Oversees Citizens Abenstee Voting Act are exempt from this requirement.

  5. What do I do if I have moved?Top
    Requirements vary as to whether you are moving out of State, out of the County or to another area of the County.
    • Out of State:
      We cannot transfer your voter registration information out of the State of Georgia, you will have to contact the Registrar in the State to which you are moving. You will also need to contact the Board of Elections office to terminate your registration in Georgia.
    • Out of the County:
      You can print the registration application on this website or contact your new or old County Registrar to ask for a change of address form. This form may be mailed or you can pick one up at any County Registrar's Office.
    • Relocating within the County:
      You can print the registration application on this website or call the Board of Elections Office a2 (706) 278-7183.

  6. How can I get an absentee ballot?Top
    You may print the absentee application on this website or call the Board of Elections Office at (706) 278-7183.

  7. How do I qualify to run for public office?Top
    The Board of Elections Office has a book with the qualifications for different county offices. You maycome in to the Board of Elections Office located in the Whitfield County Courthouse and get a copy or call (706) 278-7183 for information .  Qualifications for State Elected Offices should be on Secretary of State website, Election Division.

  8. Where can I find candidate qualifying fees?Top

    The county governing authority (Board of Commissioners) sets this fee and publishes it in newspaper by February 1st of the election year, or call the Board of Elections Office at (706) 278-7183


  9. Where can I get information about my elected officials?Top
    This information may be obtained from many sources:
    • Whitfield County Board of Elections Office
    • Whitfield County Website
    • State of Georgia Website
    • U.S. Government Website

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