Absentee Voting

Applying for an Absentee Ballot

  • You must complete an absentee ballot application (PDF). No reason is required when requesting an absentee ballot. 
  • Your absentee ballot application must: 
    • be in writing
    • contain the address to which the ballot is to be mailed, 
    • provide one form of identification (see list below)
    • contain the election in which you wish to vote

If you are physically disabled or living temporarily outside your county of residence, a close relative may apply for an absentee ballot for you.

New Absentee Ballot ID Requirement

Georgia voters must now provide one form of identification in order to request and return absentee ballots:

  • driver’s license
  • military ID card
  • government employee ID card
  • Georgia voter ID card
  • U.S. passport
  • current utility bill
  • bank statement
  • government check

Download an Absentee Ballot Application (PDF)

Absentee Ballot Application

Submitting Your Application

Download an absentee voter application and submit it in one of three ways:

By mail:
Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 1828
Athens, GA 30603

By fax:

By email as an attachment:

Ballot Drop box Locations

A secure drop box for submitting absentee ballots is located inside the Elections & Voter Registration Office located at 155 East Washington St., Athens, GA 30601.

Secure Absentee Ballot Drop Box

Absentee Ballot Drop Box

Ballot Tracking

To find out if the Board of Elections has received your application for an Absentee Ballot, when your ballot was mailed, or if your voted ballot has been returned, view the My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov

Important Reminder

Please remember when requesting a ballot by mail the following: "Except in the case of physically disabled electors residing in the county or municipality, no absentee ballot shall be mailed to an address other than the permanent mailing address of the elector as recorded on the elector’s voter registration record or a temporary out-of-county or out-of-municipality address." Section 21-2-381(a)(1)(D)