Absentee Voting

Applying for Mail Absentee Ballots

No reason is required when requesting an absentee ballot. Your absentee ballot application must:

  • be in writing
  • contain the address to which the ballot is to be mailed, 
  • contain sufficient information to identify you as a voter
  • contain the election in which you wish to vote

If you are physically disabled or living temporarily outside your county of residence, a close relative may apply for an absentee ballot for you.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

  • Friday, November 1 - Last day that the Board of Elections can mail ballots.
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - Absentee ballots must be received by the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections office by election day by 7:00 p.m. in order to be counted. 
  • No absentee ballots are issued on the day before or the day of an election. 
  • No marked absentee ballots can be accepted at the polling locations on Election Day.

Submitting Your Application

Download an absentee voter application and submit it in one of three ways:

By mail:
Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 1828
Athens, GA 30603

By fax:

By email as an attachment:

Important Reminder

Please remember when requesting a ballot by mail the following: "Except in the case of physically disabled electors residing in the county or municipality, no absentee ballot shall be mailed to an address other than the permanent mailing address of the elector as recorded on the elector’s voter registration record or a temporary out-of-county or out-of-municipality address." Section 21-2-381(a)(1)(D)

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