Absentee by Mail Information

 

mail boxmail boxAbsentee by Mail is a convenient option to those voters who are away from home, or find it hard to make it to an in person voting location. Anyone registered to vote in Bartow County may submit an Absentee Ballot Application to the Bartow County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office starting 180 days prior to any Primary or General Election.  We will then send an absentee ballot to you in the mail.  These ballots are counted at the same time as the votes cast on Election Day.

The last day to submit an Absentee Ballot Application is the Friday prior to Election Day.

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The Absentee Ballot results are release during the same time frame as the Election Day Results on Election Night and are available to the public in the same manner.  However, the process of counting the Absentee Ballots is very time consuming and the results are usually not tabulated and ready to release until later in the evening than most of the Election Day Results.  The Unofficial Results Page where you can obtain these totals on Election Night will indicate whether or not the Absentee Results have been included in the Unofficial Vote Totals yet.

If you are interested in the process of counting Absentee Ballots, please feel free to stop by on Election Day to observe the counting process.  Please call our office before Election Day so that we can give you the specific time and location that the counting will take place.  Also, if the counting begins prior to 7:00 PM then anyone included in the counting process, including any observers, must remain sequestered until 7:00 PM so that no results may be released prior to the close polls.

 


 

Here you will find all the information to easily make your vote count by casting your ballot through the mail. Absentee by Mail opens up the accessibility to vote without having to be at your Polling Place on Election Day.

Any voter registered in Georgia can vote absentee by mail. Just complete the application found in the back of this guide. Then, mail, fax, email (as an attachment), or drop the application off at your county registrar’s office. We urge you to request your mail-in ballot and get it back to your county registrar’s office as soon as possible. Mail-in ballots can be requested no earlier than 180 days prior to the election and must be received by your county registrar no later than close of the polls on Election Day.

For additional information or if you are unsure which criteria you meet please give us a call at (770) 387-5098 or take a look at the Guide For Absentee Voting.