Advance Voting and Absentee By Mail
To 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.
In 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:
Advance 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
Absentee ballots will be issued through the mail beginning 45 days prior to the date of the primary or election. Any eligible voter requesting that an absentee ballot be mailed to them must submit a request in writing to the Board of Elections Office. The application must state the voter’s name, address, date of birth, the date of the election for which the voter is requesting a ballot, and the voter’s signature. During a Primary, the application must also state the voter’s party preference.
No reason is necessary when requesting a ballot be mailed. The application may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Board of Elections Office at:
535 Telfair St.
Augusta, Georgia, 30901
Phone: (706) 821-2340
Fax: (706) 821-2814
To ensure that you have time to receive your ballot and return it by Election Day, we recommend you make your request as early as possible. Ballot requests may be received up to 180 days prior to any election.