What is the difference between a special election, a primary election, and a general election?
A 'special election' means an election that arises from some emergency or special need outside the usual routine. This could include a vacancy in a public office or the holding of a county referendum. An example of a referendum would be the holding of a special local option sales tax question in the county.

A 'primary' means any election held for the purpose of electing party officers or nominating candidates for public offices to be voted upon at a general election. In Georgia, political parties are defined as any political organization that at the preceding Gubernatorial election nominated a candidate for Governor and whose candidate for Governor at such election pulled at least 20 percent of the total votes cast in the state for Governor or in a Presidential election nominated a candidate for President of the United States and whose candidates for presidential electors at such election pulled at least 20 percent of the total votes cast in the nation for that office. At the present time, recognized political parties in Georgia include the Democratic and Republican parties.

A 'general election' is held at intervals fixed by law. In Georgia, the general election is held the Tuesday after the first Monday of November in each even-numbered year. Most terms of office are for four years. Exceptions to this include six-year terms for United States Senators and two-year terms for Georgia General Assembly members and United States Representatives. The general election will include the candidates nominated at the political party primaries, political body candidates nominated by petition or state convention, independent candidates through the petition process, and write-in candidates.

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1. How do I register to vote and what are the qualifications?
2. I am registered to vote but unsure of where my polling place is located. Where can I find this information?
3. Are sample ballots available prior to the election?
4. Am I required to show identification when I vote?
5. I've recently moved. Am I still eligible to vote at my old precinct?
6. I recently moved. How do I change my address?
7. How do I get a Precinct Card?
8. Will Advance Voting be available for all elections?
9. What happens if I do not have any identification with me at the polling place?
10. How do I get a free Georgia Voter Identification Card?
11. What time will the polls open and close on Election Day?
12. When is the best time to go to the polls to avoid having to wait in long lines?
13. Are special considerations made for elderly and disabled voters who are physically unable to stand in line at the polls?
14. Is my employer required to grant me time off to vote?
15. Can I take my child to the polls with me?
16. Can I wear a campaign button into the polling place?
17. As a first time voter I'm not sure of how to operate a voting machine. Will there be someone at the polling place to answer any questions I might have?
18. What is the difference between a special election, a primary election, and a general election?
19. I'm curious about the results of previous Georgia elections. Where can I find more information?
20. I’d like to know more about qualifying for office.
21. What is a provisional ballot?
22. How are provisional ballots counted?
23. How will I know if my provisional ballot was accepted or rejected?
24. If I show up at the wrong polling place on Election Day can I vote a provisional ballot there, or do I have to go to my own polling place to vote on Election Day?