Tuesday marks the deadline to register to vote in Georgia

Tuesday marks the deadline to register to vote in Georgia
Updated: Apr. 23, 2018 at 5:12 PM EDT
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(WTVM) - An important voting deadline is approaching in Georgia.

Tuesday, April 24 is the last day to register to vote or update your voter information for the May 22 General Primary and Non-partisan Election.

Ahead of upcoming elections, the Assistant Director of the office of Elections and Registration Tamika Geist recommends voters to stay top of your voting information.

"Many times people are all caught up and up to date and everything is current, and come to find out everything has changed," said Geist.

Geist says whether it's a simple change of address, a name change, or any other changes to your current voting record, these alterations need to be finalized before the deadline.

There are options for people to complete their voter registration:

You can submit your application on the internet by searching for Georgia's Online Voter Registration, and use your state driver's license or I.D card. You can also either fill out a hard copy at your local elections office or mail it and it will get to the Secretary of State's office in Atlanta.

In Muscogee County, it is anticipated to be a busy election season with more than 30 candidates running for mayor, council seats, and school board.

The run-off would be held on July the 24 if there is a run-off, and that's most likely that we may have one considering we have so many people running for Mayor and some of the other offices, that have more than two candidates running," said Geist.

Early voting is set to starts April 30.

More information online on how you can register if you are not registered or make any changes to existing voting record here.

Here is a list of qualified candidates:

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