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Vote by Absentee Ballot

Georgians registered to vote can also do so by absentee ballot.

Absentee ballots are an option for registered voters who may be traveling, outside the country, serving in the military, or otherwise can’t make it to the polls on Election Day.

How Do I Vote by Absentee Ballot?

  • Make Sure You’re Registered

    To vote via absentee ballot, you must first be registered to vote.

  • Fill Out & Submit an Absentee Ballot Application

    To vote by absentee ballot, you must first fill out, sign, and submit an absentee ballot application. You can do this online, by mail, by fax, or in person.

    Submit your absentee ballot application by the specified deadline. Absentee ballots may be requested any time between 180 days prior to the election and the end of the business day on the Friday before Election Day. View a list of upcoming elections and registration deadlines on the Secretary of State’s election calendar.

  • Fill Out & Submit Your Absentee Ballot

    After your county election office reviews your application, you will receive your ballot at either the postal address or email address you noted on your application. The time frame for receiving your absentee ballot will depend, in part, on the type of election being held. You can read the Secretary of State’s guide to absentee voting for details.

    1. Fill out your absentee ballot according to the instructions provided. You will receive all the forms and envelopes necessary for marking and return of the ballot. Failure to complete your ballot correctly could cause your ballot not to be counted.

    2. Mail your completed ballot. For voters within the country, all absentee ballots must arrive at your county election office by Election Day. If you're currently a military or overseas voter and you post your absentee ballot on Election Day, make sure it arrives within 3 days.

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Atlanta, GA 30334
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This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem. It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice. If you have questions regarding any matter contained on this page, please contact the related agency.