Voter Registration

Troup County Voter Registration

Welcome to the online home of Troup County Voter Registration! This site is your source of finding election information and answering your questions a bout voter registration, advance voting and absentee voting. We are located at the Troup County Government Center, 100 Ridley Avenue, 1st Floor, LaGrange, GA 30240. Our phone number is (706) 883- 1745.



Meeting Minutes
February 12, 2012
January 10, 2013




Our Mission

Service the public and register all eligible citizens of Troup County to
vote. Assign voters to respective precincts in accordance with state and
federal laws.

Concentrate on our constituents and give them quality service by
maintaining accurate voter registration files and encourage voter
participation.

Conduct with integrity all primaries and federal, state, county and
municipal elections in accordance with the Georgia election code.
To serve candidates and the public by providing information regarding
elected officials, election districts and other registration matters.
Operate advance voting location and an absentee poll for federal, state,
county, and municipal elections.

Are you registered?
You can use the Secretary of State Poll Locator, http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/ to download a voter regsitration form, check your voter registration
information, find your elected officials, and get maps and directions to your polling place.

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How To Register To Vote

Georgia citizens have access to several convenient methods of registering to vote:

• Download and complete a voter registration application. You can download a voter registration

• Application.

• The Registrars' office, public library, public assistance office, recruitment office, schools and other government offices for a mail-in registration form.

• E-mail your request for a voter registration form to registrar@troupco.orq , or write us at

• Troup County Voter Registration, 100 Ridley Avenue, LaGrange, GA 30240.

• Please include your name and mailing address.

• "Motor Voter" registration is offered when you renew or apply for your driver's license at Department of Motor Vehicle Safety drivers license posts.

• College students can obtain Georgia voter registration forms, or the necessary forms to register in any state in the US., from their school registrar's office or from the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

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Voter Qualifications

To register to vote in the state of Georgia, you must be:

• A citizen of the United States

• A legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you wish to vote

• At least 18 years of age by election day

• Also, you may not register to vote if you are currently serving any sentence

• Imposed by the conviction of a felony or if you have been judicially determined to be mentally incompetent.

In the state of Georgia, you do not register by political party to vote in the state's regular primaries or general elections.

You may register to vote at any time, but you must be registered by the close of registration prior to an election if you wish to vote on Election Day, i.e., the application must be postmarked by the voter registration deadline. If you are not registered to vote, register today.

• mailing a copy of the identification with your voter registration application

• providing a copy of the identification to the registrar during the absentee voting

• process, or Voter Identification Card

If you do not have one of the six acceptable Identifications, you may be eligible to receive a Voter's Identification Card. Information on the Voters Identification card can be obtained in the Registrar's Office.



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Change of Residence

Voters are required to notify the board of registrars of their county of residence whenever they move. If you move within the same county in which you are registered to vote and don't notify the registrar at least 30 days prior to an election, you may vote in your old polling place for that election. You must file a notice of your new address. This can be done by writing your county board of registrars’ office, or by submitting a new voter registration application.
If you move outside the county in which you are registered to vote within 30 days of an election, you may vote in your old precinct for that election, If you move outside the county in which you are registered to vote in excess of 30 days prior to an election, you have lost your eligibility to vote in the county of your old residence. You must register to vote in your new county of residence. If you don't register to vote by the deadline, you cannot vote in that particular election.

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Voter Registration Deadlines

General Rule:
Must register 30 days prior to any election (Run-off same date as election)



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Absentee and Advance Voting

Absentee Voting In Person
You may vote by absentee ballot in person at the Registrar's Office beginning 21 days before Election Day up to the Friday before Election Day if:

You can now advance vote 21 days prior to Elections for no reason.

You will be absent from your precinct from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

You are 75 years of age or older.

You have a physical disability which prevents you from voting in person or you are a constant caregiver of a person with a disability.

You are an election official. You are observing a religious holiday which prevents you from voting in person.

You are required to remain on duty in your precinct for the protection of life,
health, or safety of the public.

Absentee Voting By Mail
A voter who requests an absentee ballot by
mail is not required to provide a reason why
he or she is voting absentee.

How do I apply for an Absentee Ballot?
You may request an absentee ballot as early as 180 days before an election. Absentee ballots must be received by the voter registration office by 7: 00 p.m. on election day. No absentee ballots are issued on the day before or the day of an election. You may download an absentee ballot application from http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/elections/voter_information/absentee.htm and
mail it or fax it to the voter registration office. The application must be in writing and must contain the address to which the ballot is to be mailed, sufficient information to identify you as a voter, and the election in which you wish to vote. If you are physically disabled or living ternpora rily outside your county of residence, a close relative may apply for an absentee ballot for you.
Applications for absentee ballots by uniform or overseas voters (pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act) can be accepted more than 180 days prior to primary or election in which a federal candidate appears on the ballot as well as for any runoffs resulting there from
including presidential preference primaries for two general elections.

May I receive assistance with my absentee ballot?
A physically disabled or illiterate voter may receive assistance from another voter in the same county or municipality or from the same category of relatives who can make an application for or deliver an absentee ballot. If the voter is outside of the county or municipality, then a notary public can provide such assistance. Any person who assists another person to vote absentee must
complete an oath prescribed by law demonstrating the statutory disability and
that the ballot was completed as the voter desired. Other than federal elections, no person may assist more than ten voters in a primary, election, or runoff. A candidate on the ballot, or a relative of a candidate on the ballot, may not offer assistance during the election to any voter who is not related to the candidate.

Advance/Early Voting
A voter who appears in person at the Registrar's Office during the early/advance voting period 21 days prior to a general primary or general election between 8:00am and 5:00p, Mon-Fri.

 

Advance Voting Location

Registrar's Office
100 Ridley Avenue
LaGrange, GA  30240


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