Absentee Information

Absentee Information

Applying for an Absentee Ballot

Download an Official Application for Absentee Ballot

Important information: The law on absentee ballots has changed. Beginning this year you may only use the official application above to request an absentee ballot. Read the application carefully. You are now required to provide either a Georgia Driver's License or Georgia ID Card number or a copy of another form of ID. If you do not have an acceptable ID, you can get one free of charge from our office or the Department of Driver Services. Click here for more information about Georgia's ID requirements.

Return your application by:

EMAIL:    absenteeballot@dekalbcountyga.gov
FAX: (404) 298-4038
MAIL: 4380 Memorial Drive
Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30032





Returning Your Absentee Ballot

Instructions for Marking and Returning Absentee Ballot 

We must receive your ballot by 7 pm on election day. We urge voters to mail their ballots back at least a week before election day. For more information about absentee ballots, visit the Secretary of State's page.

Board of Registrars
4380 Memorial Drive
Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30032


The law on drop boxes has changed. We will post a list of available drop boxes as soon as they are open.

Note: Only roommates, immediate family members, or caregivers can return absentee ballots that do not belong to them.

Changed your mind and want to vote in person? No problem. Bring your absentee ballot with you to your polling location and you may vote in person instead.

Checking the Status of Your Absentee Ballot

Check the status of your application or your ballot at the My Voter Page. There are detailed instructions HERE. Contact our office at (404) 298-4020 or voterreg@dekalbcountyga.gov if you have not received your ballot 10 days after it was issued, or if your ballot has not been accepted 10 days after you returned it to us.

Military and Overseas Voting

UOCAVA Information

For more information, contact Deborah Christian:

EMAIL: uocava@dekalbcountyga.gov
PHONE:    (404) 298-4032
FAX: (404) 298-4038