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FAQ

How do I vote by absentee ballot?

If you prefer to drop off your absentee ballot to a secure location, rather than return it by mail, select your county to explore available options.


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69 Tippins Street
Suite 205
Baxley, GA 31513
No Drop Boxes in county 5-15-20
232 West 12th St
Alma, GA 31510
167 Baker Place
Newton GA 39870
(outside of the office)
121 N Wilkinson St
Suite 102
Milledgeville, GA 31061
(In front of courthouse)
226 Candler St
Homer, GA 30547
233 E. Broad St
Winder, GA 30680
(Outside of their office in front of the voter registration building)
1300 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy
Cartersville, GA 30120
602 S Grant St
Fitzgerald, GA 31759
No Drop Boxes in county
**Updated 5-21-20
2525 Pio Nono Avenue
Suite 1200
Macon, Georgia 31206
(In the lobby outside)
No Drop Boxes in county
**Updated 5-21-20
10305 N Main St
Ste 400, Nahunta, GA 31553
Drop box is on the door to our office
No Drop Boxes in county
51 North Courthouse Street
Pembroke, GA 31321


66 Captain Matthew Freeman Drive
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
113 North Main St
Suite 201
Statesboro GA 30458
(Drop box is located inside our building just outside of our office)
602 North Liberty Street
Room 104
Waynesboro GA 30830
625 West Third Street
Jackson, GA 30233
31 Court St
Suite E
Morgan, GA 39866
(Courthouse)
TBA
TBA
423 College St
Room 302
Carrolton, GA 30112
5238 Evitt St
Ringgold, GA 30736
1520 Third St
Suite C
Folkston GA 31537
1117 Eisenhower Drive
Suite F
Savannah GA 31406
215 Mcnaughton St
Cusseta, GA 31805
No Drop Boxes in county
County Tax Assessor’s Office (outside)
2780 Marietta Hwy
Canton, GA 30114
(Located behind the Tax Assessor’s building)
155 East Washington St
Athens, GA 30601
210 South Washington St
Suite 1
Fort Gaines, GA 39851
Clayton County Board of Elections & Registration
121 S. McDonough Street
Annex II
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(Side of Courthouse near Handicap Parking)
25 Court Square
Suite A
Homerville, GA 31634
East Cobb Government Service Center
4400 Lower Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30068

South Cobb Government Service Center
4700 Austell Rd
Austell, GA 30106

North Cobb Regional Library
3535 Old 41 Hwy NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Elections Main Office
736 Whitlock Avenue
Marietta, GA 30064
224 West Ashley St
Douglas, GA 31533
101 East Central Ave
Moultrie, GA 31768
500 Faircloth Drive
Building E
Evans GA 30809
1200 South Hutchinson Avenue
Adel, GA 31620
22 East Broad St
Newnan, GA 30263
640 GA Highway 128
Roberta, GA 31078
210 S 7th St
Cordele, GA 31015
(outside on the front walkway)
71 Case Ave
Trenton, GA 30752
96 Academy Avenue
Dawsonville, GA 30534
(On the right side of our building)
203 West Broughton St
Bainbridge, GA 39817
122 W Water St,
4380 Memorial Drive
Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30032
(each side of the building)
5016 Courthouse Circle
Eastman, GA
402 Hawkinsville Highway
Vienna, GA 31092
Government Center
222 Pine Avenue
Albany, GA 31701
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, GA 30314
15157 River St Blakely, GA 39823
17 McDonald St. Blakely, GA 39823
110 Highway 94 East
Statenville, GA 31648
284 Highway 119 S
Springfield, GA 31329 (Drop box is outside of office)
45 Forest Avenue
Elberton, GA
(Outside of government complex)
105 South Main St
Swainsboro, GA 30401
201 Freeman Street
Suite 10
Claxton GA 30417
No Drop Box in county **Updated 5-21-20
No Drop Boxes in county
2 Drop boxes **Updated 5-21-20 should be available and officially announced in the next few days
1201 Sawnee Drive
Cumming, GA 30040
7850 Royston Rd
Carnesville, GA 30521
Alpharetta Branch Library
10 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

College Park Branch Library
3647 Main Street
College Park, GA 30337

East Point Branch Library
2757 Main Street
East Point, GA 30344

East Roswell Branch Library
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30076

Evelyn G. Lowery at Cascade
3665 Cascade Road SW
Atlanta GA 30331

Fairburn Branch Library
60 Valley View Drive
Fairburn, GA 30213

Gladys S. Dennard Library at South Fulton
4055 Flat Shoals Road
Union City, GA 30291

Johns Creek Environmental Campus
8100 Holcomb Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA 30022

Metropolitan Branch Library
1332 Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30310

Milton Branch Library
855 Mayfield Road
Milton, GA 30009

North Fulton Service Center
(Room 232)
7741 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Northwest Branch Library at Scotts Crossing
2489 Perry Boulevard NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

North Training Center
5025 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30342

Palmetto Branch Library
9111 Cascade Palmetto Highway
Palmetto, GA 30268

Robert E. Fulton Regional Library at Ocee
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA 30005

Roswell Branch Library
115 Norcross Street
Roswell GA 30075

Sandy Springs Branch Library
395 Mt Vernon Highway NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

South Fulton Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Road
College Park, GA 30349

Wolf Creek Branch Library
3100 Enon Road
Atlanta, GA 30331

William Walker Recreational Center
2405 Fairburn Road SW
Atlanta, GA, 30331
No Drop Box in county
676 West Main Street
Gibson, GA 30810
1815 Gloucester Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
101 South Piedmont St
Calhoun, GA 30701
250 N Broad St
Cairo, GA 39828

Elections & Registration,
1180 C Weldon Smith Drive, Suite 120,
Greensboro, GA 30642
2723 North Bogan Road
Buford, GA 30519

55 Buford Highway
Suwanee, GA 30024

4515 Lenora Church Road
Snellville GA 30039

4651 Britt Road
Norcross, GA 30093

455 Grayson Highway
Lawrenceville, GA30046
No drop box but ballots can be dropped off to the Habersham County
Elections & Registration Office,
130 Jacob’s Way, Suite 101,
Clarkesville, Georgia 30523
The drop box will be outside of our office.
2875 Browns Bridge Road
Lower Level
Gainesville, GA 30504
9091 East Broad Street
P.O. Box 118
Sparta, GA 31087
No drop boxes in county. Voters may drop off ballots in person at:
Haralson County Registrar’s Office
Haralson County Courthouse
4485 Ga-120
Buchanan, GA 30113
104 North College Street
P.O. Box 123
Hamilton, GA 31811
182 Cade Street
Suite B
Hartwell, GA 30643
No drop boxes in county.
Voters may drop off ballots in person at:
Heard County Registrar’s Office
(bottom floor of courthouse)
215 Court Square
Franklin, GA 30217
40 Atlanta Street
Mcdonough, GA 30253-2108
(Off Mcdonough Square in front of the building to the left of the double doors)
801 Main Street
Perry, GA 31069
(In the Lobby)
TBA
441 Gordon St
Jefferson, GA 30549
126 W Greene St
Suite 111
Monticello, GA 31064
14 Jeff Davis Street
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
415 Green Street
Louisville, GA 30434
TBA
TBA
166 Industrial Boulevard
Gray, GA 31032
408 Thomaston Street
Suite D
Barnesville, GA 30204
TBA
117 East Jackson St
Dublin, GA 31021
100 Starksville Avenue North
Suite C
Leesburg, GA 31763
100 Main St
Hinesville, GA
160 May Ave
Lincolnton, GA 30817
49 S Mcdonald St
Ludowici, GA 31316
(Drop box is located outside of courthouse)
2808 N. Oak St
Valdosta, GA 31601
Drop box is outside of our office.
56 Short Street
Dahlonega, GA 30533
TBA
94 Spring Lake Dr
Danielsville, GA 30633
100 Burkhalter Ave
Buena Vista, GA 31803
(inside the building outside of Sandra Brown’s office)
Mcduffie BOE office
337 Main Street
Suite 101
Thomson, GA 30824
103 Jefferson St
Darian, GA 31305
(Drop box is outside of voter registration office)
TBA
TBA
TBA
County Administration Building
38 West Main St
Forsyth, GA 31029
TBA
434 Hancock Street
Madison, GA 30650

Annex Building at 121 South 4th Ave,
Chatsworth, GA
1113 Usher Street,
Covington, GA
1113 Usher Street
Covington, GA 30014
10 Court Street
Watkinsville GA 30677
109 East Boggs Street
Lexington, GA 30648
240 Constitution Blvd
Dallas, GA 30132
205 West Church St
Fort Valley, GA 31030
83 Pioneer Road
Jasper, GA 30143
(Drop box will be outside of the office)
Pierce County Courthouse Annex,
312 Nichols St, Ste 2,
Blackshear, GA 31516
81 Jackson St
Zebulon, GA 30295
144 West Avenue
Ste D
Cedartown, GA 30125
(The drop box will be outside of the office)
TBA
Putnam County Board of Elections and Registration,
100 S. Jefferson Ave., Suite 217,
Eatonton, GA 31024
46 Old School Rd
Georgetown, GA 39854
19 Jo Dotson Circle
Suite 201
Clayton, GA 30525
(Drop box is outside of the office)
or
18 Old Raca High Drive
Suite 105
Clayton GA 30525
TBA
535 Telfair St,
Augusta, GA 30901

4335 Windsor Spring Rd,
Hephziba, GA 30815;

2463 Golden Camp Rd
Augusta, GA 30906

300 Warren Rd
Augusta, GA 30909
1261 Commercial Drive SW
Suite B
Conyers, GA 30094
(outside of the building white box)
47 North Pecan Street
Newnan, GA 30265
TBA
TBA
825 Memorial Drive
Griffin, GA 30223
102 W Tugalo St
Toccoa, GA 30577
(Drop box will be in front of the government center)
TBA
500 W Lamar St,
Americus, GA 31709
141 N Jefferson Ave
Talbotton, GA 31827
(right beside the library)
TBA
TBA
1 Ivy Street
Butler, GA 31006
(right outside Mindy Bass’ office)
91 Telfair Ave
McRae-Helena, GA 31055
955 Forrester Drive SE
Dawson, GA 39842
1402 E Jackson St
Thomasville, GA 31792
222 Chesnutt Ave
Building B
Tifton, GA 31794
TBA
67 Lakeview Circle
Suite A
Hiawassee, GA 30546
(Drop box is outside the office)
TBA
100 Ridley Avenue
Suite 1100
LaGrange, GA 30240A
1807 U.S. Highway 41
North Sycamore, GA 31790
TBA
305 S Hightower Street
Suite 130
Thomaston, GA 30286
(come in the drive thru area past the sign)
TBA
303 South Hammond Drive
Monroe, GA 30655
TBA
Walton County Board of Elections
1110 East Spring Street, Suite 100,
Monroe, GA 30655;

303 S Hammond Dr
Monroe, GA 30655
TBA
TBA
40 Cemetery Road
Preston, GA 31824
16 W Forest Ave
Homerville, GA 31634
1241 Helen Hwy
Suite 210- A
Cleveland, GA 30528
(Drop box is at the back door outside of the office)
205 N Selvidge St
Dalton GA 30720
(Absentee Ballot Drop Box Located in front of the Whitfield County Courthouse, South Side of Entrance)
TBA
Wilkes County Courthouse
23 Court Street
Room 113
Washington GA 30673
100 Bacon St
Irwinton, GA 31042
201 North Main Street
Room 10
Sylvester, GA 31791
(at front door)

  • Make Sure You’re Registered
    To vote via absentee ballot, you must first be registered to vote.
  • Fill Out & Submit an Absentee Ballot Application
    To vote by absentee ballot, you must first fill out, sign, and submit an absentee ballot application. You can do this online, by mail, by fax, or in person.
    Submit your absentee ballot application by the specified deadline. Absentee ballots may be requested any time between 180 days prior to the election and the end of the business day on the Friday before Election Day. View a list of upcoming elections and registration deadlines on the Secretary of State’s
    election calendar.

Submit Online

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Submit in Person 

Fill Out & Submit Your Absentee Ballot
After your county election office reviews your application, you will receive your ballot at either the postal address or email address you noted on your application. The time frame for receiving your absentee ballot will depend, in part, on the type of election being held. You can read the Secretary of State’s guide to absentee voting for details.

  1. Fill out your absentee ballot according to the instructions provided. You will receive all the forms and envelopes necessary for marking and return of the ballot. Failure to complete your ballot correctly could cause your ballot not to be counted.
  2. Mail your completed ballot. For voters within the country, all absentee ballots must arrive at your county election office by Election Day. If you’re currently a military or overseas voter and you post your absentee ballot on Election Day, make sure it arrives within 3 days.

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Where can I learn who’s running for office, research issues, and check to see my state’s voting laws?

To learn more about the election process and who is running for office check out Rock the Vote’s Election Center.


On Election Day, if I think my rights have been violated, what should I do?

Call (866) OUR-VOTE if you feel your rights have been violated. There will be lawyers on hand to answer Election Day questions and concerns about voting procedures.


Am I required to vote for everything on the ballot?

No! You don’t have to answer everything. If you’re not sure what is on the ballot, here are some great resources you can use.


What if I go to the polls and they tell me I am not registered to vote?

First, make sure you are at the right polling place. If you are at the wrong polling place they will not have your name on the list of voters. If you are at the correct location and are not on the list, you can still cast a ballot. Ask the poll worker for a provisional ballot. After the polls close on Election Day the state will check on the status of your voter registration and if there was a mistake made. The state must notify you as to whether your ballot was counted. If you have a problem voting and think your rights have been denied, call (866) OUR- VOTE. There will be lawyers there to help.


Do I need to show identification to vote?

Most states require some form of identification either when you register and/or when you vote. The rules vary state by state. Check out your state rules at our Election Center.


Where do I vote on Election Day?

CLICK HERE to find out where you vote on Election Day. Polling places are usually within walking distance of your home (unless you are in a very rural area). A polling place can be in a business, a person’s house, a school, or a community center, to name a few establishments.


How do I unsubscribe from emails and text messages from Rock the Vote?

After filling out an online voter registration form, you will receive – at most –three automated reminders to print, sign, and mail in your form. After that, if you have not signed up to receive Rock the Vote emails, you will not receive future emails from the organization. If you check the box to sign up for emails and no longer want to receive them, we can remove you from the list manually or you can click unsubscribe at the bottom of the next email we send. To unsubscribe from our text messages, text STOP to RTVOTE.


I changed my legal name. How do I change my name on my voter registration?

On every voter registration form, there is a place to fill in your previous registration information. You will fill out the form as if it were your first time doing so, and where it asks you to put in your old information, you would put in your previous name, (for example, your maiden name).


Where do I vote early?

Check out the Rock the Vote Election Center for information on where you can vote early.


Can you change your vote if you voted early?

Some states allow you to do this. Please check with your local elections office to determine the rules in your state.


How do I obtain an absentee ballot?

To vote by absentee ballot, you must submit an absentee ballot request form through your state.


Does a voter card serve as a form of identification for voting?

Most states do not accept a voter card as a form of ID. If you are a first-time voter who mailed in your registration form, you should check out our Election Center to find out what identification you will need at the polls.


Why should I hold onto my voter card?

A voter card lets you verify that your voter registration information is correct, such as your name, address, and birthdate. It also has the address for your polling place, which is where you will vote on Election Day.


What if my info on the card is wrong?

The card should have information on how to change any incorrect information (such as the wrong apartment number or that your name is misspelled). If for some reason there are no instructions, get the information to call your state or local election administrator.


Do I need my voter card to vote?

No. Voter cards let you know that you have successfully registered to vote. They contain information for where you will vote on Election Day and a phone number for your state if you have any questions. Voter Cards are NOT required to vote. Check out our Election Center for additional information about what you must bring with you to the polls on Election Day.


I lost my voter card. How can I get another one?

You should be able to call your state and request a new voter card. Not all states send out voter cards.


I don’t know if I ever received a voter card (or I lost mine). What should I do?

Call your state to make sure you completed your voter registration form correctly and that they have you listed as a registered voter. If you’re registering right before the voter registration deadline, chances are you won’t receive the card in time for the election. You do not need this card to vote but you do need to know if you’re registered and where your voting location is. Get the information to call your state election authority with any questions.


How long does it take to get my voter card in the mail?

It usually takes 6-8 weeks for the state to send out your voter card. If 8 weeks have passed and you haven’t received your card, you probably are not registered and should call your state to make sure your registration went through properly. If you register to vote with fewer than 8 weeks to the election, you may not receive your card in time. Call your state to confirm your registration.


What does a voter card look like?

Voter cards vary from state to state but generally, they’re small cards that look like a postcard.


What is a voter card?

After you register to vote, most states send out a “voter card” to let you know your registration has gone through. The voter card helps you to confirm you’re registered to vote and that your information is correct. Most also contain information about where you will go to vote on Election Day.


Is it too late to register to vote?

Voter registration deadlines vary by state. Check out our Election Center for information for the voter registration deadlines in your state.


I may already be registered but I don’t know. How do I know if I’m registered to vote?

You can check your voter registration status directly with your state or by using our voter registration lookup tool.


Can you register to vote online?

Some states do offer online voter registration. Check with your local voter registration and/or your state election offices.


What do I do if I completed the online voter registration form, but do not have a printer?

If you do not have access to a printer you should complete a paper voter registration form at your local board of elections, the DMV, post office, or public library.


When I received my completed online voter registration form from Rock the Vote, I realized a piece of my personal information (email, phone, address, etc.) was incorrect. What should I do?

Not to worry. Your form is not processed until you’ve printed, signed and mailed it in. You will need to complete the form again online–make sure you review all the information before you submit so that you don’t have to correct anything again.


Can I put a P.O. Box Address or a school mailbox address as my permanent address?

No. Your form will not be processed if you put a P.O. Box as your permanent address. For districting purposes, you must put a physical address. There is a section of the form to put your mailing address, in addition to your physical address.


I just moved to a new state yesterday. Can I register to vote in that state right now?

Residency rules vary by state. In some states, you may be eligible to register to vote in your new state immediately upon moving. In others, you may need to wait a certain number of days or be living in the state for a certain amount of days before you register to vote in the next election. A state cannot require you to live there for more than 30 days to register to vote. Check out our Election Center for information on your state.


I am in the Armed Forces. How do I register to vote?

You can register to vote and request a ballot through Rock the Vote’s partnership with the Overseas Vote Foundation.


I live abroad. How do I register to vote?

You should contact the Federal Voting Assistance Program. The website is http://www.fvap.gov. They specialize in getting people in the armed forces and people living abroad registered to vote. The rules for people in the armed forces or abroad are different than for people living in the United States. The FVAP can also be reached by phone at (800) 438-VOTE.


I am a student. Can I register to vote at my school address?

YES! You have the right to register to vote at your school address – this includes a dorm room. Any student living in a dorm is entitled to the same rights as any other student. To imply otherwise is illegal. If you receive mail in a Post Office box you can sign an affidavit (or, in some cases, get a letter from your college’s Residential Life office) asserting that you live at your dorm address. For more info, check out our Election Center.


I know someone who’s mentally impaired/disabled. Can they vote?

In most states, if a person has been declared “non-compos mentis,” or “mentally incompetent” by a court of law, that person is ineligible to vote. For more information on how your state defines this, get the information to contact your state.


I am a voter with a disability. Will my polling place be accessible and what options do I have to cast a ballot?

Every voter has the right to cast a private and independent ballot, including voters with disabilities. If you want to learn more about what your voting rights are or were denied the right to vote because of your disability, you can find your state’s National Disability Rights Network member agency here. Additional resources for voters with disabilities can be found through the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and Nonprofit VOTE.


I was previously convicted of a felony. Can I register to vote?

If you were convicted of a felony, your voting rights may vary from state to state. Learn more here.


Do I need to re-register if I’ve moved?

Yes, if you have changed your address, changed your name, or need to change your political party, you must re-register. Check out our Election Center for information for the requirements in your state.

Where can you register to vote?

You may be able to register to vote at public facilities like the DMV, your local election office or in some states, online. Before heading out, check with your state voter registration and/or your state election offices or register to vote here with Rock the Vote.

Do I need to be a U.S. citizen to register to vote?

Yes. You must be a naturally born or fully naturalized U.S. citizen to register to vote.

Do I need to be 18 to register to vote?

The voter registration age requirement varies by state, but most states allow individuals who will be 18 by the next election to register to vote. Some states do have a minimum age requirement to register to vote (for example you may have to be 17 ½ years of age). Check out our Election Center for the voter registration eligibility requirements in your state.

When is the last day to register to vote?

Voter Registration postmark deadlines vary from 30 days out to just a couple of days before the elections. Check out our Election Center for information for the voter registration deadlines in your state.

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