Due to the COVID-19 need for social distancing, the May meeting of the Board of Elections and Registration will be held at the Historic Courthouse in the Commissioner’s Chambers at 10am.
Our office will reopen to the public on Monday, May 4 with our regular hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. We will follow social distancing guidelines. No more than 2 people will be allowed in the lobby at one time. Only 1 person will be allowed at the counter at a time. There will be instructions and floor markings posted. If you are feeling unwell or have been exposed to someone who is ill, please call our office at 912-554-7060 before entering so that we can make accommodations for you. The drop box will remain outside our door for ballots, absentee applications, voter registration applications, and other correspondence. Most elections and voter registration can be conducted over the phone, through email, online on this site, or at the My Voter Page. We do encourage the public to utilize those means, if possible, during these temporary circumstances.
The Board of Elections and Registration meeting scheduled for April 14, 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 emergency and the need for social distance. The next meeting is scheduled for May 12, 2020.
Please read the Secretary of State’s press release regarding the postponement of the upcoming General Primary, Nonpartisan Election, and Presidential Preference Primary to June 9, 2020. We will update this page as more information becomes available.
In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Secretary of State’s office is taking extraordinary steps to protect the safety of our voters and poll workers. All active, registered voters will be mailed an absentee ballot request for the May 19 General Primary, Non Partisan Election, and Combined Presidential Preference Primary. These will be mailed to your current registered mailing address. The pre-filled applications will be marked as official mail from the State. Verify your information, complete the application, and sign it. Check any boxes which may apply to you. Please be sure to mark the party ballot you wish to receive. Additional contact information (phone/email) is optional, but encouraged.
Applications can be returned by mail, e-mail, or fax. We are currently working on options for ballot and application drop-off. Applications will be due to our office by June 5. Once processed, the State of Georgia will mail your absentee ballot. Ballots must be returned to our office by 7pm on June 9, 2020.
If you are unsure of your voter status or if you need to change your address, you may do so online at the My Voter Page. You can contact our office with any questions or requests.
Voters who rely on in-person voting will still be able to cast their ballot on the new voting system. Poll workers will be given resources to maintain clean voting equipment. Polling locations will be arranged to promote social distancing while you wait to vote.
A link to the Secretary of State’s full statement on this issue is below. This is a developing situation. We encourage you to check our website or social media regularly for the most current updates. Please stay safe and be on the lookout for your mailed absentee application.