January 21, 2021

Absentee Voting for the General Primary Election

(Franklin, GA) — The next election on the calendar is the General Primary on May 19, 2020. The Elections Office has been given every indication that this election will go on as planned.

If a voter did not cast a ballot in the Presidential Preference Primary (postponed from March 24, 2020), they will receive a ballot that also contains the Presidential Primary race. 

The Secretary of State is STRONGLY encouraging everyone to apply for an absentee ballot for this election and vote at home. To facilitate the process, every active voter in the state is being mailed an application for an absentee ballot.

When you receive the application in the mail, please do the following:

1: Choose a party ticket. The Elections Office can not issue a ballot to you if we do not know which ballot you wish to vote.

2: List your best contact phone number on the form. If the Elections Office needs to contact you for any reason, we need to able to reach you.

3: Sign the application. It is very important that the applicant sign the form. The Elections Office will be comparing signatures on file from your voter registration form. If there is a discrepancy, we will ask for you to confirm your identity before counting your vote. 

NOTE: If the voter is not able to sign the application due to disability or living at another temporary address, a relative may sign their own name on the application to allow the ballot to be issued. This is useful for college students or employees working out of town. For more information on how to properly fill out the absentee ballot application, contact the Elections Office.

If you DO NOT receive an application in the mail, you may request an application directly from the office. Call the phone number at the end of this article for more information.

The Elections Office will be open for questions. However, at this time, the “shelter-in-place” order is in effect, so the public can not come to the office. Everyone is encouraged to call the Elections Office if there are any questions regarding absentee ballots or the election.

Heard County Board of Elections and Registration

Phone: 706-675-3907

Email: tadams@heardcountyga.com

Fax: 706-675-2134

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