Absentee Ballot

From the Secretary of State’s Voting Information page:


A voter who requests an absentee ballot by mail is not required to provide a reason why they are voting absentee.


You may vote by absentee ballot in person if:

  • You will be absent from your precinct from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on election day.
  • You are 75 years of age or older.
  • You have a physical disability that prevents you from voting in person, or you are a constant caregiver of a person with a disability.
  • You are an election official.
  • You are observing a religious holiday that prevents you from voting in person.
  • You are required to remain on duty in your precinct for the protection of life, health, or safety of the public.
  • An elector may cast an absentee ballot in person at the registrar’s office during the period of Monday through Friday of the week immediately preceding the date of the election without having to provide a reason.


If any of the above apply to you, download the application for the official absentee/advance ballot and mail it or fax it to your county board of registrars’ office.

Note: If you are registered to vote and live in Gwinnett County, you may complete this application instead.