Today is Final Day of Early Voting

May 20, 2022

Early in-person voting and ballot drop boxes will no longer be offered after Friday, May 20

Today, Friday, May 20, is the last day that early, in-person voting will be offered in Georgia’s 2022 primary elections. All voters should make their plans today to vote early at any polling location in their county.

Due to changes in the absentee ballot process under SB 202, early in-person voting is highly recommended for those who are able, but individuals who cannot vote early in person will also be able to vote by absentee ballot if they have already requested and received one. 

Today, Friday, May 20, is also the last day that ballot drop boxes will be available. Individuals should return their absentee ballots at a ballot drop box by the end of early voting hours today or drop off in person at their county registrar’s office before the polls close on Election Day, May 24, but if mail is their only option, they should consider paying for rushed shipping to ensure their ballot arrives in time. Voters who requested but never received an absentee ballot should make a plan to vote early in person today or on Election Day.

Voters can find their sample ballot online on their My Voter Page at Instructions for locating sample ballots can be found on DPG’s website.

We encourage all Georgians to make a plan to vote early using the information below and on DPG’s website, and to call the Voter Protection Hotline at 1-888-730-5816 with questions.

Voter Protection Hotline: 1-888-730-5816.

OPTION 1: Vote Early in Person (recommended)

(Detailed step-by-step instructions and FAQ here)

Make a plan now to vote early in person if you are able.

  • When:    Early in-person voting runs weekdays in every county through Friday, May 20.
  • Where: You can vote early in-person at any polling place in the county in which you are registered to vote. (Note: on Election Day, you will only be able to vote at your assigned precinct)
  • How: Sign in to My Voter Page at or click here to find your county’s early voting locations and times.

OPTION 2: Vote Absentee if Unable to Vote Early In Person

(Detailed step-by-step instructions and FAQ here)

If you have already requested an absentee ballot, fill it out and return it ASAP once you receive it.

  • When: All absentee ballots must be returned and received by your county registrar’s office by 7:00pm on Election Day May 24.
  • How: Find contact information for your county registrar’s office here or on your My Voter Page at It is recommended voters return their ballot via ballot drop box or directly to their county registrar’s office.
    • Ballot drop box: You can drop your ballot off at a ballot drop box during early voting hours in the county in which you are registered to vote until Friday, May 20. Call your country registrar’s office for ballot drop box locations.
    • Drop off in person: You can bring your ballot directly to your county registrar’s office during business hours by Election Day on May 24. 
    • Mail: If you are unable to utilize the other two options, you can mail your ballot back to your county registrar’s office. If mailing your ballot, we recommend you consider paying for rushed shipping so it arrives by Election Day on May 24. 

It is too late to request an absentee ballot. If you never requested one, make a plan to vote early in person or on election day.

Voter Protection Hotline: 1-888-730-5816.


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