May I receive assistance at the polls?

A voter may receive assistance at the polls if they are unable to read the English language or if he or she has a physical disability that renders them unable to see or mark the ballot, operate the voting equipment, or enter the voting booth. In order to do so, everyone, except those that are blind, must take an oath showing the reason they need assistance. The person providing the assistance to the voter must sign on the oath. When there is a federal candidate on the ballot, the voter can select anyone they want to assist them in voting, except for the voter's employer, an agent of that employer, or an officer or agent of the voter's union. When there is no federal candidate on the ballot, the voter can select any other resident of the precinct or a parent, sibling, spouse or child to assist them inside the voting booth. No person may assist more than ten voters in a primary, election, or runoff.

**Note: Between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on the day of an election, voters who are 75 years of age or older or who are physically disabled may, upon request to a poll officer, vote immediately without waiting in line.

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1. What are my voting options?
2. What are the acceptable types of photo ID for voting?
3. Do I need my precinct card to vote?
4. If I believe I have received the wrong ballot or I have a question about what is on my ballot, what do I do?
5. May I receive assistance at the polls?
6. Can I take my child to the polls with me?
7. Can I wear a campaign button into the polling place?
8. If I don’t vote on a candidate or question, will my other votes still be counted?
9. Can I vote anywhere in Georgia even if I don’t live here? I can vote a provisional ballot, right?
10. What is the difference between a special election, a primary election, and a general election?
11. Why do I have to choose a party?
12. What if I want to vote, but don’t want to choose a party?
13. Does my party choice in the Primary Election have any bearing on my choices in the November General Election?
14. If I voted in a particular party’s primary, may I switch to the other party for the runoff?
15. If I don’t vote in the primary, may I vote in the runoff?
16. If I vote in the Nonpartisan Election during the initial voting, may I participate in a party runoff?
17. If I don’t vote in the Primary or Runoff, can I still vote in the November General Election?
18. Where do I vote?
19. When can I vote on Election Day?