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
Q: Can anyone use this website?
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: The status of absentee ballot requests will be reflected on the My Voter Page at mvp.sos.ga.gov
after county election officials accept them. Then voters will be able to see the date their absentee ballot application was received, the date their ballot was issued, and the date the completed ballot was received by the county.
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.