Note: Georgia voters no longer need a reason to vote prior to Election Day. You may vote by mail or participate in Early or Advanced Voting.
A registered voter who plans to be out of the City and/or cannot vote at the designated polling location on the day of the election must file an application requesting an Absentee Ballot. Applications are available www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do.
Ballots will be available at least 22 days prior to the General Election.
For more information, such as Voting Locations and Sample Ballots, see links below:
How to Vote by Absentee Ballot
- Make sure you are a registered voter in the county that you wish to vote in. To verify voter registration please visit www.mvp.sos.ga.gov or by calling Fulton County Voter Registration (404) 730-7072.
- You may register online at https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov
- Separate applications are required for each election.
- Military and Overseas citizens are now permitted to apply for absentee ballots by electronic transmission, email as attachment, in addition to the formerly allowed mail, fax and in-person methods.
Absentee Ballot applications must be filled out and mailed back to:
Fulton County Registration & Elections
Attn: Absentee Ballot Division
130 Peachtree Street, SW, Suite 2186
Atlanta, GA 30303
The absentee ballot must be properly filled out and mailed to the above address to arrive on or before November 5, 2019. Ballots received after Election Day will not be counted. November 3rd is the last day to mail out an Absentee Ballot.
Absentee Voting (in-person & by mail)
Proof of I.D. is needed.
October 14, 2019 - First day to mail or issue Absentee Ballots for November General Election.
October 14, 2019 - Advanced In-Person Voting begins for the November General Election O.C.G.A & 21-2-385 (d) (1)
November 5, 2019 - Last day to mail or issue Absentee Ballots for November 2017 General Election
The Elections Division of the Secretary of State
The Elections Division of the Secretary of State's office organizes and oversees all election activity, including voter registration, municipal, state, county and federal elections. They are responsible for certification of election results as well as certifying the qualification of candidates and preparation of ballots and election forms and materials.
Please follow this link to the official Georgia Secretary of State website: https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections.