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Voting Absentee in June 9, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is taking unprecedented steps to protect the public health of Georgia voters while also upholding the integrity of the vote. These temporary steps are being made because of the COVID-19 pandemic threatening public health in Georgia and around the world.
The Secretary of State's office will be mailing absentee ballot request forms to every Georgia voter. This will supplement extra measures to ensure those who rely on in-person voting to access the ballot can do so safely.
What do you the voter need to do?
- Send in your ballot REQUEST FORM in ample time to
receive the actual BALLOT
- VOTE down the entire BALLOT
- Return the ballot so it is RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE 7 PM ON June 9
- TRACK THE STATUS of their absentee ballot online at MyVoterPage.com
Early Voting Information
We encourage voting early for anyone that could face an issue at the polls (first-time voters, citizenship, etc). Early voting allows time for individuals to clear up any reasons that may cause you to vote provisionally (on paper) on election day.
The March 24 Presidential Preference Primary, set for March 24, has been postponed to June 9, 2020.
Early Voting for the Presidential Preference Primary and Special Election will take place on weekdays Monday, May 18 through Friday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. There will be NO Sunday voting or on Memorial Day.
Polls will open at the following locations:
10 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30009
- C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center
3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30311
- Garden Hills Elementary School Gymnasium
285 Sheridan Dr
Atlanta, GA 30305
- Sandy Springs Library
395 Mount Vernon Hwy NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
- South Fulton Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Road
College Park, GA 30349
WHEN YOU VOTE IN PERSON:
- Out of consideration of fellow voters and poll workers, please wear a face covering when voting in person.
- Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart.
- Lines will exist at peak times... Voters are encouraged to vote by mail.
Georgia's New Voting Machines in 2019
Georgia's New Voting Machines
by Sally FitzGerald, LWV Capitol Observer
The League of Women Voters has been advocating in Georgia for retiring the current digital recording electronic (DRE) voting machines for several years. Initially, we were told it would not happen until 2023, just in time for the presidential election of 2024. Instead, it happened this year and we will use it in all elections in 2020, another presidential election year.
For more information, read Sally's report.
Voter Guide Information
The 2019 Voter Guide is now available and includes information on Congressional, Statewide and Local Elections. VOTE 411 provides candidate information, a voter registration tool, and other helpful election information for all voters nationwide.
Find the facts about voting in your state at Vote411.org
. Before an election, find your polling place.
For additional information about voter registration and elections in Fulton County, visit Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections.