Absentee and Early Voting
Citizens may cast an absentee ballot by mail or in-person.
Absentee Voting by Mail:
A voter who requests an absentee ballot by mail is not required to provide a reason why he or she is voting absentee. Voters may submit a request for an absentee ballot by mail as early as 180 days before an election. Absentee Ballot Applications are available at the Voter Registration Office, or can be downloaded/printed by clicking here: https://sos.ga.gov/admin/files/Absentee_Ballot_Application_2018.pdf
If a voter is military personnel or a spouse or dependent of military personnel or civilian residing overseas, see the Overseas/Military Voters link by clicking here: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/military_and_overseas_voting2
Military/Physical Disabled/65 Years or Older Voters:
Voters under this category may choose to submit one application and receive a ballot for all elections to be held during the year. Voters are reminded to make sure to check the box for all ballots on the application.
Special Note: A separate application must be made for the Presidential Preference Primary. Voters may request an absentee ballot in person, by fax, or by mail. Absentee ballots are available 45 days prior to the election.
Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA):
Georgia Residents serving in the Uniformed Services or residing overseas may register to vote and cast their ballot in Georgia.
Who is a Uniformed Services Voter?
A Uniformed Services voter is a U.S. citizen who is a member of (or the spouse or dependent of a member of) the:
- Uniformed Services(Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard);
- Merchant marine;
- Commissioned corps of the Public Health Service; and
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
If a voter is military personnel or a spouse or dependent of military personnel or civilian residing overseas, see the Overseas/Military Voters link: http://www.sos.ga.gov/elections/Uocava/
Where to Send Absentee Ballot Requests:
Absentee Ballot Requests may be submitted and returned to the following:
Voter Registration and Elections
222 Pine Avenue, 2nd Floor, Room 220
P.O. Box 1827
Albany, Georgia 31701/31702
Office: (229) 431-3247
Fax: (229) 438-3975
How to Return an Absentee Ballot:
Absentee Ballots may be returned through the U.S. Mail, by the voter in person, or by a relative of a disabled voter, in order to be counted. Ballots should be mailed/hand delivered to the address listed above.
Early Voting Locations:
There are two locations that may be utilized for Early Voting:
Voter Registration and Elections Office222 Pine Avenue, 2nd Floor, Room 220
Albany, Georgia 31701
Phone: (229) 431-3247
Secondary Location (Please contact the Elections Office for hours of operation)
Riverfront Resource Center
125 Pine Avenue
Albany, Georgia 31701
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