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An absentee ballot is a paper ballot sent to you in the mail. You will complete it at home and return it to our office by the specified date and time. Any registered voter can request to have an absentee ballot sent to the address on their voter registration or to a temporary address if they will be away on election day. Visit accgov.com/absenteevoting for more information.
You must complete an application for an absentee ballot, either online or by mailing an application to our office. You can request an absentee ballot up to 78 days before an election.
For more information about applying for an absentee ballot please go to accgov.com/absenteevoting.
Voters who have requested an absentee ballot by mail will receive a package with four things inside:
The Elections Office will accept ballots that do not include the privacy envelope or paper sleeve.
Yes. The Elections Office will accept ballots that do not include the privacy envelope or paper privacy sleeve.
No. Official ballots must be sent through the United States Postal Service to the address you provided on your absentee ballot application.
If you decide not to use the absentee ballot you've requested, that's ok. Bring the unvoted ballot with you to an early voting location or to your precinct on election day. A poll worker will ask you to sign an affidavit, take the absentee ballot from you, and cancel it. You will then be allowed to vote in person.
If you have not received the absentee ballot you requested or did not bring it with you, check the correct box on the affidavit. The absentee ballot will be cancelled by the poll worker and you will be allowed to vote in person.
If our records show that your absentee ballot has been returned to us, you have already cast a ballot for that election and cannot vote in person.
You have options to return your absentee ballot: