Georgia VoteSafe Program

Providing Confidentiality of Residence Addresses for Victims

State law requires the public availability of voter lists, including names and addresses of registered voters. In 2009, the Georgia Legislature enacted a bill known as the VoteSafe Program to provide for the confidentiality of residence addresses of certain registered voters who have been, or may be, subject to acts of family violence or stalking or currently reside in a family violence shelter.


To be a participant in the VoteSafe Program, you must be both a resident of the State of Georgia and registered to vote in the State of Georgia.

You must also meet one of the following qualifications:

  • You have a protective order under O.C.G.A. § 19-13-4 or under a similar provision of law in another state
  • You have a restraining order or protective order under O.C.G.A. § 16-5-94 or under a similar provision of law in another state
  • You are a bona fide resident of a family violence shelter, as defined in O.C.G.A. §19-13-20


You must submit a VoteSafe Application and at least on of the following:

  • VoteSafe Affidavit attesting that you have obtained a protective order or restraining order
  • VoteSafe Resident Certification signed by the operators of a Department of Human Resources (DHR) approved family violence shelter certifying that you are a bona fide resident of such shelter

Frequent Asked Questions

View a list of frequently asked questions about the Georgia VoteSafe Program.