Ballot TrackingTo find out if the Board of Elections has received your application for an absentee ballot, when your ballot was mailed, or if your voted ballot has been returned view the Georgia Secretary of State website.
FormsIn order to receive an absentee ballot through the mail, a voter must first apply in writing by completing and submitting an application.
The Georgia application for an absentee ballot may be found here:
You can also apply directly online at:
No absentee ballots will be issued or cast on the Monday preceding the date of the election. For more information call (706) 821-2340.
Advance VotingAdvance Voting for primaries and elections will be available beginning the 4th Monday prior to the date of the primary or election. Saturday voting for primaries and elections will be available on the 2nd Saturday prior to the date of the election. Voters voting during Advance Voting and Saturday Voting must provide one of the 6 forms of photo identification required under Georgia law.
Citizens unable to provide one of the 6 forms of identification will be required to cast a Provisional Ballot. The voter will then have 72 hours from the day of the Election to provide ID in order for their ballot to be counted. If the voter is unable to provide the proper ID in the allotted time period, the ballot will be rejected and the voter will be notified.
Advance Voting and Saturday Voting will be available in the Board of Elections Office during regular office hours during the time specified by law for primaries and elections. In addition, for many primaries and elections, the Board of Elections will opt to open additional voting sites and provide for extended voting hours. A detailed schedule for Advance Voting and Saturday Voting for specific primaries and elections is available on the Board of Elections Website.
Click here to see the Board of Election's Policy for when the Satellite Sites for Advance Voting will be open.
Absentee Ballots Through The Mail
Georgia law allows for absentee by mail ballots to be requested no earlier than 78 days and no later than 11 days prior to an election. To request an absentee ballot, voters should complete an absentee ballot application and return the absentee ballot application to the Board of Elections office. Absentee ballot applications can be returned by mail, fax, email (as an attachment), or in-person to the Board of Elections Office listed below.
During a Primary, the application must also state the voter’s party preference.
No reason is necessary when requesting a ballot be mailed.
535 Telfair St.
Augusta, Georgia, 30901
Phone: (706) 821-2340
Fax: (706) 821-2814
All voted ballots must be returned by 7:00 PM Election night.
Voted Ballots may be hand delivered to the Board of Elections office or dropped in a Drop Box.
For Drop Box locations click here (Click Here)
- Are there restrictions on who can assist an elector in completing an absentee ballot application?
- Do voters have to apply for an absentee ballot for each and every election?
- How may the absentee ballot application be returned to the Elections Office?
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- Can a voted absentee ballot be returned to the Elections Office by anyone other than the voter?