An official website of the State of Georgia.
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The Georgia Secretary of State registers voters, tracks annual corporate filings, grants professional licenses, and oversees the state's securities' market.
237 Coliseum Drive Macon
Macon, GA 31217-3858
2 MLK Jr. Dr. S.E. - Floyd W. Tower
Atlanta, GA 30344
Your profession may require a license or certification to work in Georgia.
Each county's Board of Registrar's Office oversees elections.
A corporation is a type of business entity that has limited liability and is separate from its owners, the shareholders.
A limited partnership (LP) is a business structure composed of general and limited partners.
A limited liability company (LLC) is a business structure that offers limited personal liability on the part of the owner.
Eligible Georgians can register to vote through the Secretary of State’s Office.
You must file an annual registration for your corporation with the Secretary of State every year.
You must file an annual registration for your limited partnership (LP) with the Secretary of State every year.
Your professional license or certification may have to be renewed regularly.
You must file an annual registration for your LLC with the Secretary of State every year.
You can reserve a business name while you’re in the process of making your business official.
Running for public office requires following a number of key steps.
A business structure determines how your business is organized.
Registered voters get sample ballots by mail before an election.
Registered Georgians have the option to vote by absentee ballot.
Registered voters in Georgia can vote in person before Election Day.
Registered voters in Georgia can cast their ballots in person on Election Day.
Runoff elections are held when no candidate wins the required majority of votes.