Absentee and Early Voting Information

Citizens may cast an absentee ballot by mail or in-person.



Absentee Voting by Mail

A voter who requests an absentee ballot by mail is not required to provide a reason why he or she is voting absentee. Voters may submit a request for an absentee ballot by mail as early as 180 days before an election. Absentee Ballot Applications are available at the Voter Registration Office, or can be downloaded/printed by clicking here:



Military/Physical Disabled/65 Years or Older Voters

Voters under this category may choose to submit one application and receive a ballot for all elections to be held during the year. Voters are reminded to make sure to check the box for all ballots on the application.

Special Note: A separate application must be made for the Presidential Preference Primary. Voters may request an absentee ballot in person, by fax, or by mail. Absentee ballots are available 45 days prior to the election.



Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA)

Georgia Residents serving in the Uniformed Services or residing overseas may register to vote and cast their ballot in Georgia.

Who is a Uniformed Services Voter?

A Uniformed Services voter is a U.S. citizen who is a member of (or the spouse or dependent of a member of) the:

  • Uniformed Services(Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard);
  • Merchant marine;
  • Commissioned corps of the Public Health Service; and
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

If a voter is military personnel or a spouse or dependent of military personnel or civilian residing overseas, see the Overseas/Military Voters link: http://www.sos.ga.gov/elections/Uocava/



Where to Send Absentee Ballot Requests

Absentee Ballot Requests may be submitted and returned to the following:

Voter Registration and Elections

222 Pine Avenue, 2nd Floor, Room 220

P.O. Box 1827

Albany, Georgia 31702

Office: (229) 431-3247

Fax: (229) 438-3975



How to Return an Absentee Ballot

Absentee Ballots may be returned through the U.S. Mail, by the voter in person, or by a relative of a voter, in order to be counted. Ballots should be mailed/hand delivered to the address listed above.



Early Voting Locations

There are two locations that may be utilized for Early Voting:

Primary Location

Voter Registration and Elections Office

222 Pine Avenue, 2nd Floor, Room 220

Albany, Georgia 31701

Phone: (229) 431-3247

Secondary Location

Riverfront Resource Center

125 Pine Avenue

Albany, Georgia 31701

Hours of operation can be found here