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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and closures can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19This page also contains links to state and national resources and information regarding the pandemic.


The May 28, 9 a.m. Forsyth County Finance Committee meeting will be held via teleconference, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  The meeting will be live streamed on the County’s YouTube channel: tvforsyth.com.

In-Person Voting

Advance, in-person voting begins Monday, May 18.  At their May 5 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Voter Registrations and Elections voted to make a few changes to hours, as well as one location. Advance in-person voting dates and times are listed by location below (NOTE: All locations are closed May 25 in observance of Memorial Day).

Forsyth County Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Drive)

- May 18-22, May 26-29 and June 1-4 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- May 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- June 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Hampton Park Library (5345 Settingdown Road)

- May 18-30: this location not open for voting

-June 1-4 from 8 a.m to 6 p.m.

- June 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Sharon Springs Park Community Building (1950 Sharon Road)

- May 18-30: this location not open for voting

- June 1-4 from 8 a.m to 6 p.m.

- June 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Midway Park Community Building (5100 Post Road)

- May 18-30: this location not open for voting

- June 1-4 from 8 a.m to 6 p.m.

- June 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

NOTE: On May 5, the board voted to not open the Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Operations Center for Advance Voting for this election.

When voting in person, please know that Poll Workers will follow local and state public health guidelines along with CDC recommended guidelines to limit the threat of COVID-19 at the polling place. Voters who show up to vote in person will be instructed to maintain a safe distance throughout the voting process to help ensure the health and safety of the voters and the poll workers. In order to implement these changes, voting equipment numbers have been reduced. Additionally, the voting equipment and other items will be sanitized routinely; therefore, increased wait times and lines are likely during Advance Voting and on Election Day.  Voters are encouraged to utilize Absentee: Vote-by-mail Voting if possible.  

Returning Voted Absentee by Mail Ballots

For Absentee Voting, Voters can return voted ballots via mail or in the Official Absentee Ballot Drop Box that is located outside the Forsyth County Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Dr., Cumming).  This secure box is in a well-lit area and is under 24-hour video surveillance.  Absentee ballot applications are still being accepted. They must be received in the Voter Registrations and Elections office by close of business (4:30 pm) on Friday, June 5.

Please click here for additional information on the June 9 General Primary, Nonpartisan General Election and Presidential Preference Primary.

Please click here for the voter information guide.

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    Cumming GA 30040
     Phone: 770-781-2101
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    As trusted stewards of Forsyth County’s future, the elected officials and employees are dedicated to serving the community and to providing effective, professional public service with integrity and a commitment to excellence. 

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    Forsyth County is committed to providing and maintaining the most efficient, customer service-oriented county government possible. The county will be an innovative and strategic leader in providing essential and effective public services in a fiscally prudent and professional manner. By preserving and enhancing a high quality of life, Forsyth County will remain a healthy, safe and compelling place in which to live, work, recreate, visit and invest.