Absentee Voting By Mail

  1. Requesting an Absentee Ballot
  2. Returning an Absentee Ballot

Absentee Voting By Mail 

Requesting an Absentee Ballot

Electors wishing to vote by absentee ballot must submit an application to the Elections Office.  Absentee Ballot Applications can be downloaded. If you are unable to download the application, contact the Elections Office at (706) 453-1108.

Absentee Ballot Applications must contain the following information about the voter in order to be accepted and a ballot issued.  Name of Elector

  • Elector's Date of Birth
  • Elector's Address as Registered
  • Elector's Mailing Address if Different from Address on Registration
  • GA Driver's License or ID Card Number or
    • Last four digits of Elector's Social Security Number if Elector does not have a GA Driver's License or ID Card.  
  • Date of Election
  • Signature of Elector or 
    • Relative Requesting Ballot on Behalf of the Elector if the elector is disabled or illiterate. 

When to Return an Absentee Ballot Application

Applications can be turned in as early as 78 days prior to the election but no later than 11 days prior to the election. This ensures that applications are received, processed, and mailed with enough time for electors to receive their ballot and mail or hand deliver it back to the Elections office before the 7:00 PM deadline on Election Day.

How to Return the Absentee Ballot Application

By Mail:

Greene County Board of Elections
1180C Weldon Smith Drive
Suite 109
Greensboro, GA 30642

By FAX:

(706) 453-9435

In Person:

Completed Absentee Ballot Applications may only be returned to the Elections Office by the following individuals/entities. 

  • The Elector
  • Relative Authorized by Law*
    • *Relatives Authorized by Law include:  Mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent, aunt, uncle, spouse, son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, as long as the relative is over the age of 18.
  • Common Carrier (USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc)
  • Absentee Ballot Clerk
  • Registrar
  • Law Enforcement Officer in the Course of an Investigation

Elderly and Disabled Voters

Elderly and physically disabled electors may request a ballot be sent to their address for every election in an election cycle by marking the appropriate spot on the absentee ballot application.  A new application must be submitted for each new election cycle. 

When will the Absentee Ballots be Mailed

The Elections office will begin mailing ballots out 29-25 days prior to the election date.