Voting Absentee by Mail

Applying for Mail Absentee Ballots
Your absentee ballot application must be in writing and contain the address to which the ballot is to be mailed, sufficient information to identify you as a voter, and the election in which you wish to vote - no reason is required when requesting an absentee ballot. If you are physically disabled or living temporarily outside your county of residence, a close relative may apply for an absentee ballot for you.

Absentee ballots must be received by the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections office by election day in order to be counted. No absentee ballots are issued on the day before or the day of an election.

Submitting Your Application
You may download an absentee voter application and mail or fax it to:
Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 1828
Athens, GA 30603
Fax: 706-613-3840

Important Reminder
Please remember when requesting a ballot by mail the following: "Except in the case of physically disabled electors residing in the county or municipality, no absentee ballot shall be mailed to an address other than the permanent mailing address of the elector as recorded on the elector’s voter registration record or a temporary out-of-county or out-of-municipality address." Section 21-2-381(a)(1)(D)