Voter Qualifications

Registering to Vote

To register to Vote in the State of Georgia, you must be:

  • Be at least 17 1/2 years of age (at least 18 years of age to vote)
  • A citizen of the United States
  • Have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge
  • A legal resident of Georgia
  • Not be serving a sentence for a conviction of felony involving moral turpitude

Where to Vote

You may register to vote at the:

Dade County Board of Elections office located inside the Dade County Administrative Building
71 Case Avenue
Suite 263
Trenton, Georgia 30752

Signing Up

There are several convenient methods of signing up to vote, including registration by mail or at one of Georgia Department of Driver's Services facilities or DDS online.


  • "Motor Voter" registration is offered when you renew or apply for your driver's license.
  • Mail-in registration forms are available below or from the Dade County Board of Elections and Registration office, public libraries and Department of Public Safety.
  • You can also register to vote at the Georgia Secretary of State Website.

Forms of Identification

Georgia Annotated Code, sections 21-2-417 and 21-3-328, requires identification at polls.

The law states: "Each elector shall present proper identification to a poll worker at or prior to completion of a voter's certificate at any polling place and prior to such person's admission to the enclosed space at such polling place."

When you arrive at your polling place, you will complete a voter's certificate which asks for your name and residence address. You will then present the certificate and proper identification to the poll officials who will verify that you are a registered voter in that precinct by checking the voters list for that precinct. Voters are required to present identification at their polling place prior to casting their ballot. Proper identification shall consist of any one of the following:

  1. A valid Georgia driver's license, even if expired;
  2. Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID;
  3. Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state;
  4. Valid U.S. passport ID;
  5. Valid U.S. military photo ID;
  6. Valid tribal photo ID;

Note: The "precinct card" you receive to confirm your voter registration and voting location is not a form of identification, and it will not be sufficient identification to vote.

If you do not have one of these acceptable forms of ID, a free Voter ID Card can be issued by the Board of Elections office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services. More information on Georgia's Voter Identification Requirements and obtaining a free Voter Identification Card is available from the Georgia Secretary of State's Website