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Your absentee ballot application must be received by the County Board of Registrars at least 11 days before Election Day.
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Georgia absentee ballot deadlines

Request deadlines

  • In Person: Received 11 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 11 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Ballot deadlines

  • Voted ballots are due: Received by the time the polls close on Election Day.

Georgia absentee ballot rules

Any registered Georgia voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote absentee.

Georgia absentee ballot directions

  1. Use our Absentee Ballot Tool to prepare your application.
  2. Print out the form, and sign and date it using a pen. This is very important!
  3. Return your completed application to your Local Election Office as soon as possible. We'll provide the mailing address for you.
  4. All Local Election Offices will accept mailed or hand-delivered forms. Your Local Election Office will also let you fax or email the application.
  5. Double-check the deadlines and be sure to cast your voted ballot on time to be sure it is counted.
  6. Please contact your Local Election Office if you have any further questions about the exact process.

Tracking your ballot

You can track your ballot directly with your state.

Once you receive your ballot...

  1. Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
  2. Sign where indicated.
  3. Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
  4. Double-check the deadlines and be sure to cast your voted ballot on time to be sure it is counted.

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