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Elections & Voting

2024 Elections Calendar

Qualified Candidates

Qualified candidate information for future elections will be posted when available.

Absentee Vote by Mail: Absentee Ballot Applications

Absentee Vote by Mail: Returning Your Voted Absentee Ballot

Absentee Vote by Mail: More Information

What is an absentee voter?

Per Georgia Election Code 21-2-380 (a) the term 'absentee elector' means an elector of this state who casts a ballot in a primary, election or runoff other than in person at the polls on Election Day. All this means is that any voter who votes in person during Advance Voting or who requests their ballot be mailed to them is classified as an 'absentee voter.' They are 'absent' from their polling place on Election Day and there is no reason required to request a ballot be mailed to the voter.

ID requirements

Eligible voters desiring to vote by mail may do so without providing a reason or identification. However, voters who registered for the first time in Georgia by mail and did not provide identification with their registration, will be required to provide, at the time of voting, one of the six acceptable forms of Photo ID (Georgia driver's license, valid ID card by any state or U.S. with photo, valid U.S. passport, valid government employee photo ID, valid U.S. military ID card with photo or valid tribal ID card with photo) or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other governmental document that shows the name and address of the voter. Those voters not having the proper form of identification will be offered a Provisional Ballot.

For more information

For more information about Absentee Voting by Mail please visit the Georgia Secretary of State's website.

Voting in Person

What is on the ballot?

Sample ballots for future elections will be posted when available.

ID requirements

In Georgia, voters are required to present photo identification at their polling place prior to casting their ballot. Proper identification shall consist of any one of the following:

  • Georgia driver's license
  • Valid ID card by any state or U.S. with photo
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Valid government employee photo ID
  • Valid U.S. military ID card with photo
  • Valid tribal ID card with photo

If you do not have one of the above forms of photo identification, you are eligible to receive a free Georgia ID card for Voting Purposes ONLY. The free Georgia ID cards for Voting Purposes ONLY are issued in the Voter Registrations & Elections Office. Please call us at (770) 781-2118 for more information, or to schedule an appointment. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information on other ID cards available in Georgia please visit the GA Department of Driver Services website at www.dds.ga.gov.

Polling place reminders

Georgia Election Code Annotated (O.C.G.A.) provides rules and regulations for voting in Georgia.  Several election code sections we encourage voters to be aware of are below.  The Georgia Election Code can be accessed online at: http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/default.asp    

 

X Do NOT campaign within 150’ of the outer edge of the polling place. 
Click here for polling place images with 150' buffer denoted in green.

O.C.G.A. § 21-2-414 (a)(1)

X Do NOT attempt to take a photo of your ballot. 
O.C.G.A. § 21-2-413 (e) and O.C.G.A. 21-2-568.2

X Do NOT attempt to take selfies in the polling place.
O.C.G.A. § 21-2-413 (e) and O.C.G.A. 21-2-568.2

X Do NOT carry a firearm inside the polling place.
O.C.G.A. §21-2-413 (i)

X Do NOT use electronic devices inside the polling place.
O.C.G.A. § 21-2-413 (e)

 

 DO ask a poll worker if you have any questions. They are here to help!
Have questions before or after going to vote in person? Email our department at Voter@forsythco.com.

 DO feel free to take a selfie outside of the polling place proudly displaying your Georgia voter sticker.

Advance Voting

Election Day Voting in Person

Election Day voting hours and more

  • Voting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • On Election Day voters must go to their designated polling place to vote.

Where do I vote?

To confirm your registration information, verify your Election Day polling place and review your sample ballot visit:

My Voter Page: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov

Forsyth County Voter Registrations & Elections: (770) 781-2118 ext. 9

Georgia Secretary of State: www.sos.ga.gov 

Important change

If you go to a precinct that is not your assigned precinct, you cannot cast a valid Out of Precinct (OP) provisional ballot before 5 p.m. If you want your vote to count, you will need to go to your assigned precinct to vote or wait until 5 p.m. at the unassigned precinct to vote an OP provisional ballot. There are no exceptions. 

Things to know on Election Day

  • Please verify your Election Day polling place at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov prior to going to the polls.
  • An Advance Voting Location MAY NOT be your designated Election Day polling place.
  • Three of the four Advance Voting locations (Hampton Park Library, Midway Park Community Building and Sharon Springs Park Community Building) are also Election Day polling places. On Election Day ONLY those voters who are assigned to those designated polling places should go there to vote.
  • The Forsyth County Elections Office is open all day on Election Day to answer any questions a voter may have and to accept voted absentee ballots. Our office IS NOT open for voting on Election Day; it is not an Election Day polling place. A voter's polling place on Election Day is specific to where their residence (as registered) falls within designated precinct lines.

Precincts, Polling Places, Voting Districts and Maps

Election Results, Statistics and Sample Ballots

Challenges to Voter Eligibility

Order Voter Registration Lists and Files

Voter registration lists and files are available to the public. The files contain the following information: voter name, residence address, mailing address if different, race, gender, registration date and last voting date. Pricing is set by the Secretary of State.  Such data may not be used by any person for commercial purposes. (O.C.G.A. 21-2-225c)


All such lists are ordered through the order form provided by the Secretary of State. For information on how to order voter registration lists and files, visit the Georgia Secretary of State's website. 

Click here to view the pricing sheet and order form.

The Georgia Secretary of State's website also provides links to the following information:

November 6, 2018 Provisional Ballot Contact Information

The Secretary of State’s Office has established a secure website and free-access telephone number for provisional ballot voters to access to determine whether their provisional ballots were counted and if not, the reason why.

The website is: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/check_your_provisional_ballot_status_for_november_6_2018_election
The free access number is 1-844-537-5375.

Voters who cast a provisional ballot in Forsyth County may call (770) 781-2118, ext. 9 to determine whether their provisional ballots were counted and if not, the reason why.

All collect calls from provisional voters will be accepted. You may also email Voter@forsythco.com.