Absentee Information

Key Dates for Absentee Ballots

Now:  Submit an absentee application
November 28: Last day to submit an absentee application
December 6: Election Day (Last day for us to receive your absentee ballot by 7pm)

Applying for an Absentee Ballot

Visit the state's website to submit an application online (a printer is required)

Or download an Absentee Ballot Application

Important information: The law on absentee ballots has changed. 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: Voter Registration & Elections
4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30032-1239

Returning Your Absentee Ballot

Instructions for Marking and Returning an 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.

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

DROP BOX: 
Drop boxes are open during advance voting hours Nov 27 - Dec 2

Briarwood Recreation Center
2235 Briarwood Way NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

Dunwoody Library
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

DeKalb Voter Registration & Elections Office
4380 Memorial Drive Ste. 300
Decatur, GA 30032

Gallery at South DeKalb Mall
2801 Candler Rd
Decatur, GA 30034

Stonecrest-Former Sam’s Club
2994 Turner Hill Rd
Stonecrest, Ga 30038

Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library
5234 Lavista Road
Tucker, GA 30084

After the close of advance voting, you can still deliver your ballot by hand to the front desk of the Voter Registration and Elections Office during our business hours, weekdays 8 am - 4:30 pm; or until 7 pm on election day.

Changed your mind and want to vote in person? No problem. As long as you have not returned your absentee ballot, you can go to your polling location and vote in person instead. If possible, bring your absentee ballot with you.

You can check the status of your absentee ballot at the My Voter Page.

Provisional and Rejected Ballots

If there is a problem with your absentee application, you may be issued a provisional ballot. This is frequently because you forgot to sign the application, used an electronic signature, or forgot to include your identification information. In order to ensure that your provisional ballot is accepted, you can return this Application Cure Affidavit. You will also receive this affidavit in the mail. You do not need to return this form if you do not have a provisional ballot.

If there is a problem with your ballot when you return it to us, it may temporarily be marked "Rejected." This is frequently because you forgot to sign the oath envelope or include your identification information. It is still possible to get your rejected ballot accepted, but you will need to return this Ballot Cure Affidavit. You will also receive this affidavit in the mail. You do not need to return this form if you do not have a rejected ballot.

Both forms are due by the close of business on the Friday following the election. If we have not received them by then, your ballot will not be counted.

Return your affidavit by:

EMAIL:    absenteeballot@dekalbcountyga.gov
FAX: (404) 298-4038
MAIL: Voter Registration & Elections
4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30032-1239

Military and Overseas Voting

UOCAVA Application

For more information about military or overseas voting, contact Deborah Christian:

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

Other Questions

Contact our office weekdays from 8 am to 4:30 pm.