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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

The County has been monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and information on any closures, postponements or cancellations will be posted here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19

 

Due to the Resolution Declaring a Local Emergency, the April 2, 2020 Board of Commissioners meeting will held via streaming audio and video. Persons wishing to address the Board during the public hearing may do so via a call in number. Click here for more information.

Presidential Preference Primary Postponed to May 19

Presidential Preference Primary Postponed to May 19
***ELECTION POSTPONED***  On Saturday, March 14, the Georgia Secretary of State announced that the March 24 Presidential Preference Primary has been postponed in light of the public health emergency posed by COVID-19.  Click here for more information. All in-person Advance Voting for this election ended on Saturday, March 14 and will resume the end of April 2020. The Presidential Preference Primary has been rescheduled to be held on May 19, 2020 in conjunction with the General Primary and NonPartisan General Election scheduled for May 19. All votes already cast in person and all voted absentee by mail ballots returned for the March 24 Presidential ...

Issuing of Absentee Ballots Begins

Issuing of Absentee Ballots Begins
Absentee ballots available for the March 24 Presidential Preference Primary On Feb. 4, the Forsyth County Voter Registrations and Elections office began issuing absentee ballots for the March 24 Presidential Preference Primary. Applications for absentee ballots for this primary can be requested through March 20.   After downloading the application for an official absentee ballot from forsythco.com, there are several ways for an applicant to submit their completed and signed request. Electronically generated signatures cannot be accepted.   Email of a scanned copy (signed): Voter@forsythco.com Fax:  770.886.2825 By Mail or Personal Delivery: ...

New Election Equipment to be Demonstrated During Public Information House

New Election Equipment to be Demonstrated During Public Information House
Residents encouraged to experience new equipment before election cycle The Forsyth County Voter Registrations & Elections Office will host a public information open house meeting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, for residents to experience new election equipment that will be used for upcoming elections. The drop-in style meeting will be held at the Forsyth County Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Dr.).   “The primary change that voters will notice with the new equipment is that now they will have a printed ballot to review prior to casting a vote,” said Director of Forsyth County Voter Registrations & Elections Mandi Smith. “We wanted to give ...

Voter Registrations & Elections Approves Polling Place Changes and Proposes Boundary Changes

Voter Registrations & Elections Approves Polling Place Changes and Proposes Boundary Changes
Approved changes will be effective during 2020 election cycle During a meeting held Oct. 1, 2019, the Forsyth County Board of Voter Registrations and Elections approved multiple precinct and polling place changes, including the addition of five new Election Day polling places that will be effective starting with the 2020 election cycle.   New precinct cards will be mailed to county residents affected by the approved changes by the end of the year.   “These approved changes will improve the voting process for residents,” said Forsyth County Voter Registrations & Elections Director Mandi Smith. “We encourage all residents to review the changes to ensure that they know where they will be ...

Open House Sessions to be Held for Proposed Precinct and Polling Place Changes

Open House Sessions to be Held for Proposed Precinct and Polling Place Changes
Proposed changes, if approved, may alter where residents will vote   Residents are encouraged to attend a series of open house meetings to review potential changes to county polling places and voting precinct lines. The changes have been drafted by the Forsyth County Board of Voter Registrations and, if approved, would go into effect during the 2020 election cycle.   “The board is continuously looking for ways to enhance the voting process for residents and has been carefully preparing these changes over the past few months,” said Voter Registration and Elections Director Mandi Smith. “If approved, these proposed plans may alter where residents will vote, but district lines and who represents residents ...

Poll Workers Sought for 2020 Election Cycle

Poll Workers Sought for 2020 Election Cycle
Informational events to be held for those interested   The Forsyth County Voter Registrations and Elections Department is seeking residents who are interested in being poll workers during the 2020 election cycle. Those interested are invited to attend an informational meet and greet session to receive information on the duties and responsibilities of being a poll worker.   Eligibility requirements to be a poll worker include being at least 16 years of age, a citizen of the United States and a resident of Forsyth County.   Specific dates for meet and greet sessions are being scheduled. To receive additional information or to learn more about the meet and greet sessions, please send ...

Barbara Luth to be Sworn in as Chief Registrar and Chairperson of the Board of Registration and Elections

Barbara Luth to be Sworn in as Chief Registrar and Chairperson of the Board of Registration and Elections
Forsyth County Director of Voter Registration and Elections Barbara Luth has been appointed to the position of Chief Registrar and Chairperson of the Board of Registration and Elections by Superior Court Chief Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley.  Luth will be sworn in by Probate Court Judge Lynnwood D. Jordan at 9 a.m. on April 2, 2019 during a The Forsyth County Board of Registrations and Elections regular monthly meeting that will be held at the Voter Registration and Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Dr.). The public is invited to attend the meeting.  “Ms. Luth’s vast background and experience in voting and elections makes ...

Polls Open for General Election Runoff

Polls Open for General Election Runoff
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4 for the General Election Runoff. The runoff will be for two statewide races: Secretary of State and Public Service Commissioner, District 3. Click here to verify your election day voting location.  For all in-person voting, voters should remember to bring one of the six acceptable forms of photo identification. For details and to view a sample ballot, visit the Voter Registration and Elections Department page of the Forsyth County website, call (770) 781-2118, ext. 9. or visit the My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

Advance Voting for Dec. 4 General Election Runoff Starts Monday, Nov. 26

Advance Voting for Dec. 4 General Election Runoff Starts Monday, Nov. 26
Advance voting available for county residents through Nov. 30   Advance voting for the Dec. 4 General Election Runoff will be offered weekdays beginning Monday, Nov. 26 through Friday, Nov. 30. The runoff will be for two statewide races: Secretary of State and Public Service Commissioner, District 3.   Registered voters can take advantage of advance voting for the Dec. 4 General Election Runoff:   Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office (NEW LOCATION: 1201 Sawnee Dr.) - Monday through Friday, Nov. 26 to Nov. 30, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Advance voting will also be available at the following three locations during the times provided below:   Locations: -          Hampton Park Library (5345 Settingdown Rd.) -          Midway Park Community Building (5100 Post Rd.) -          Sharon Springs ...

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