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Georgia law requires some form of identification when voting in person. On this page you will find the forms of identification that the State of Georgia will accept at the polling place. If you don't have one of the listed forms of identification, you may get a free Voter Identification Card from our Elections Office.

Voter ID Requirements for Georgia

Georgia law (O.C.G.A 21-2-417) requires residents to show photo identification when voting in person. Below are the six forms of ID accepted by the State of Georgia.

  1. Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID
  2. A Georgia Driver's License, even if expired
  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

Georgia's Free Voter Identification Card

The State of Georgia offers a FREE Voter Identification Card. You may obtain an identification card at the Muscogee County Elections & Registration Office free of charge. To receive a voter identification card, you must provide the follow items:

A photo identity document or approved non-photo identity document that includes full legal name and date of birth
Documentation showing the voter's date of birth
Evidence that the applicant is a registered voter
Documentation showing the applicant's name and residential address
Government Center - West Wing, 100 10th Street

2nd Floor - City Services Center
3111 Citizens Way
Columbus, Georgia 31907

Phone: (706) 653-4392
Fax: (706) 225-4394

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