When you receive your Absentee ballot, read it carefully, follow the instructions, sign it, put it in between the white paper included.
If you mail it, you will need a stamp. Make sure you mail in time to be at the Voter Reg Office by June 9! People voting by mail will be identified using signature verification. If a signature doesn’t match, those voters will be mailed a provisional ballot and asked to return that along with a photocopy of their identification. Three people have to agree that a signature does not match before a provisional ballot is sent to a voter.
If you would rather drop off your absentee ballot than mail it, three secure drop off boxes are located at:
Exchange Park – 2771 Columbia Drive Decatur, GA 30034
Brookhaven City Hall – 4362 Peachtree Rd NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319
4380 Memorial Dr., Decatur, GA 30032
Mailing in your ballot to 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 is also sufficient.
If you plan on physically voting in person, here’s what you can expect:
Early voting has begun and ends Friday, June 5th.
The Memorial Drive, South DeKalb Mall and Dunwoody Library are the locations open for in-person early voting between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM..
On Saturday, 5/23 and 5/30, early voting is also available at the locations above between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM and Sunday, May 31st, 12 Noon to 4:00 PM.
Visit here for information on locations and times for DeKalb County’s additional advanced voting polling sites
Voters will stand six feet apart.
Hand sanitizer machines are located outside of main office location on Memorial Drive.
Only 10 people (including staff) are allowed in to vote at one time.
Officials ask that you stay home if you are sick.
On Election Day, June 9th you must go to your assigned precinct to vote. Some polling locations have changed, do to COVID-19 concerns. For those effected, a letter will be mailed advising you where to vote. Our office has provided the update. Visit here for the changes.
If you filled out and submitted your absentee ballot application, but haven’t received your absentee ballot yet, here’s what to do.
1. Contact the Board of Registration
Call the Dekalb County Board of Registration at 404-371-2000 and ask to be connected to the Voter Registration and Election Department.
2. Track Your Mail or Sign an Affidavit
The employee at the Voter Registration and Election Department will help you track your absentee ballot the same way a package in the mail is tracked. If they cannot locate your absentee ballot, you’ll then have to sign an affidavit, which will cancel the first ballot. An absentee ballot will then be reissued to you.
What do I do if I never received an absentee ballot application?
You have two options. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is June 4th, 2020 at 4 p.m.
1. Call the DeKalb County Registration and Elections office and ask that an application be sent to you via USPS, electronically or fax.
2. Fill out the PDF version of Official State of Georgia Absentee Ballot Application, which can be found here. You must complete, print, sign and return the application to the DeKalb County Voter and Elections Office through one of the following methods:
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (404) 298-4038
Hand-delivery/USPS: 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300, Decatur, GA 30033
When is the deadline to mail or drop off my absentee ballot?
Absentee ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on June 9, 2020. Uniformed and Overseas Citizens (UOCAVA) ballots must be postmarked by June 9, 2020, and received no later than Friday, June 12, 2020.
Is in-person early voting still available?
Yes, but View the in-person voting locations here.
The voter registration deadline for the June 9 election was May 11.
You can look up your status by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State’s “My Voter Page.” To visit the My Voter Page, click here. You can check your status by providing basic information like your last name, birthday and the county you live in. You can also see a sample ballot.
If you find you are not registered and want to be registered in time for the next election, there are a few ways you can get back on the voter rolls.
You can register online with the Secretary of State’s Office by clicking here.
According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, in order to register to vote you must:
– Be a citizen of the United States
– Be a legal resident of the county where you are voting
– Be at least 17 1/2 years of age to register and 18 years of age to vote
– Not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude
– Have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge
For more information about how to register, click here.