Absentee ballots must be submitted and received by your County Elections’s Office by 7:00pm on Election Day November 8.

Once you have completed your absentee ballot, return it as soon as possible. All absentee ballots must be returned and received by your County Elections Office by 7:00 PM on Election Day Tuesday, November 8.

You can return your ballot one of three ways:

  • Drop off at a dropbox: You can bring your ballot to a dropbox location during the early voting period which ends November 4. Dropboxes will NOT be available on Election Day.  
  • Drop off in person: You can bring your ballot directly to your county registrar’s office by 7pm on Election Day on November 8. Find your county registrar office’s address here. You CANNOT return your absentee ballot at your election day precinct
  • Mail: If you are unable to drop your ballot off in person, you can mail your ballot back to your county registrar’s office. If choosing this option, we recommend you consider rushed shipping so it arrives by Election Day on November 8.

For all questions or issues, call the Georgia Voter Protection Hotline: 888-730-5816.

Voting Absentee FAQs

If I have a physical disability or am unable to read English, can I receive assistance to complete my ballot?

Yes, voters who are physically disabled or unable to read English may receive assistance to complete and return their ballot. You can ask anyone to help you except for the following categories of people: an employer, a labor union official, a candidate on the ballot, or the family member of a candidate on the ballot.

Can I still vote in person if I applied for an absentee ballot?

Yes, you can.  So long as the county has not received and accepted your absentee ballot, you can change your mind and choose to vote in person.  If you have your absentee ballot in your possession, take it with you to the polls and give it to the poll worker. The poll worker will dispose of your old ballot and let you vote at the polling place.  If you do not have your absentee ballot in your possession (for example, you have not received it yet, or you’ve misplaced it), that’s okay too. Simply tell the poll worker you applied for one, but that you’d like to vote in person instead. The poll worker will ask you to sign a form where you swear you haven’t voted, and then you’ll be permitted to vote in person.

For any questions or problems voting, call the Democratic Party of Georgia’s Voter Protection Hotline for assistance at 888-730-5816.

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