Georgia Polling Hours & Key Election Day Info

“I’m a Georgia Voter” stickers sit in a basket at a fire station on Super Tuesday March 1, 2016, in Adairsville, Georgia. (Getty)

Georgia voters will head to the polls Tuesday to cast votes for federal and state offices. In addition to the contentious presidential race, the ballot also features a U.S. Senate race, a Congressional race in each of the state’s 14 districts, and state legislative races.

Here’s what you need to know as you head to the polls:

POLLING HOURS & LOCATIONS: Polls in Georgia will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Election Day. If you’re in line before 7 p.m. Eastern and haven’t yet voted, you’ll be able to vote after 7 p.m. If you’re unsure at which precinct you’ll be voting, you can find out through the voter information tool on the Secretary of the State’s website.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES: Georgia does not offer same-day registration. If you’re unsure whether you’re already registered, you can check your status by going to the Secretary of State’s website, and clicking on “My Voter Page.”

TRACKING RESULTS: There are a number of ways to track results. The Secretary of State’s website will be posting results. Politico will also post state-by-state results online, you can find Georgia’s results here.

WHAT’S AT STAKE IN FEDERAL RACES: Donald Trump is favored to carry the state’s 16 electoral votes. Georgia voted Republican in both the 2008 and 2012 presidential races. Republican Mitt Romney beat President Obama in the state in 2012 by 7.8 percentage points.

Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson is facing Democrat Jim Barksdale in the race for the Georgia Senate seat currently held by Isakson.

Georgia has 14 members in the House of Representatives, four Democrats and 10 Republicans. Every House seat is up for re-election. Click here for a map of the state’s congressional districts.

  • In the second district, Republican Greg Duke is challenging Democratic Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.
  • In the third district, Democrat Angela Pendley is running against Republican Drew Ferguson.
  • In the fourth district, Republican Victor Armendariz is challenging Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson.
  • In the fifth district, Republican Douglas Bell is challenging Democratic Rep. John Lewis.
  • In the sixth district, Democrat Rodney Stooksbury is challenging Republican Rep. Tom Price.
  • In the seventh district, Democrat Rashid Malik is challenging Republican Rep. Rob Woodall.
  • In the eighth district, Democrat James Neal Harris is challenging Republican Rep. Austin Scott.
  • In the eleventh district, Democrat Don Wilson is challenging Republican Rep. Barry Loudermilk.
  • In the twelfth district, Democrat Tricia Carpenter McCracken is challenging Republican Rep. Rick Allen.


Republicans hold considerable majorities in the state House and state Senate.

Every seat in the state House of Representatives (180 of them) and state Senate (56) is on the ballot. Republicans hold majorities in the House (116-61) and the Senate (39-17).

Ballotpedia has a full list of elections in the House and the Senate.

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