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Register To Vote:

The last day to register to vote is October 5, 2020.  To register online, please visit https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/ or visit in person at the Board of Election’s Office at 101 S. Piedmont Street Calhoun, GA 30701.

Sample Ballots:

You can view your sample ballot by visiting http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/

Write In Candidates:

Click here for the Certified Write-In Candidates for the November 3, 2020 election.

Summary of the 2020 Proposed Constitutional Amendments & Statewide Referendum Questions:

Click here for a summary of the 2020 Proposed Constitutional Amendments.

Georgia Absentee Voting Fact Sheet:

Due to the health concerns caused by the COVID-19 virus, Georgia has seen a huge increase in the number of absentee ballot requests.This fact sheet is meant to give Georgia voters important information about the absentee voting process in Georgia.  Click here for a pdf Fact Sheet.

How To Request An Absentee Ballot:

Georgia voters can now go online to request an absentee ballot for November’s election, eliminating the need to download and mail a paper form.

The secretary of state’s office launched the website to help handle record numbers of voters expected to cast an absentee ballot in this year’s presidential election. The site is available at ballot https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov/

FAQ about Georgia absentee ballot request website

<strong><em>Q: Can anyone use this website?</em></strong>

A: Any registered Georgia voter is eligible to request and cast an absentee ballot. State law has allowed any voter to use an absentee ballot since 2005.

Q: What information do I need to enter?

A: Voters need to type five pieces of information to get started: their first name, last name, birth date, county, and driver’s license or state ID number. Then on the next screen, they can choose what address their ballot should be mailed to and enter an email address to receive a confirmation that their application has been received. Voters who are over 65 years old, physically disabled or living overseas are eligible to sign up to receive an absentee ballot for future elections in this election cycle.

Q: How does the website check my identity?

A: The absentee ballot request website matches information with voter registration records. If your name, birth date, county and ID don’t match, you won’t be able to proceed. After three failed attempts, the website will direct you to fill out a PDF application that can be mailed or emailed to county election offices.

Q: Can I track my absentee ballot online?

A: Georgia Secretary of State has launched BallotTrax, which will send emails and/or text messages to voters who sign up notifying the voter about the status of their absentee ballots. Notification will be sent when the absentee ballot application is accepted, when the absentee ballot is sent, and if and when the absentee ballot is accepted or rejected. Voters whose absentee ballots are rejected will be provided with the contact information to fix the issue so they can be assured their vote will be counted.

The site can be accessed HERE

Q: When will absentee ballots arrive at voters’ homes?

A: Absentee ballots will begin to be mailed to voters around Sept. 18, which is 46 days before the Nov. 3 election.

The last day to request an Absentee Ballot by mail is Friday, October 30th, 2020.

All Absentee Ballots must be returned by 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 3, 2020.

How To Track Your Absentee Ballot:

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is launching a quick and convenient system that voters can use to track absentee ballots and get updates on the status of the ballots. Once voters sign up on the new BallotTrax system, they’ll get either email or text message alerts on the status of their ballots.

“Unprecedented times require innovation and adaptation,” said Secretary Raffensperger. “Creating this new absentee ballot tracking and notification system will provide Georgia voters with greater clarity and increased confidence that their votes are accepted. Like the absentee ballot request portal that over 200,000 Georgians have already used, the platform is designed to be quick, easy, and convenient.”

Georgia Secretary of State has launched BallotTrax, which will send emails and/or text messages to voters who sign up notifying the voter about the status of their absentee ballots. Notification will be sent when the absentee ballot application is accepted, when the absentee ballot is sent, and if and when the absentee ballot is accepted or rejected. Voters whose absentee ballots are rejected will be provided with the contact information to fix the issue so they can be assured their vote will be counted.

The site can be accessed at https://georgia.ballottrax.net/voter/

Read more from the Secretary of State’s article by clicking here.

Early Voting:

Early voting begins on Monday, October 12, 2020 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2020.  Early Voting is held at the Election’s Office located at 101 S. Piedmont Street Calhoun, Georgia 30701.  Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday Voting

There will be one Saturday available for early voting on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the Election’s Office located at 101 S. Piedmont Street Calhoun, Georgia 30701. from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Election Day Voting:

Election day is on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  All voting precincts will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Find your voting precinct by visiting http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/

Author: BOEVR Director

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