Hall County Government Center - Lower Floor
This office is responsible for voter registration for Hall County and all municipalities in the county. In addition, this office qualifies candidates seeking election, arranges for the printing of ballots and programming the vote tabulator, coordinates all poll workers and supplies used at the polls and polling locations, as well as consolidation of election results.
The Hall County Elections office is located at 2875 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville. Phone 770-531-6945 [pop-up map]
Are sample ballots available prior to the election?
Yes. Sample ballots are available through your county or municipal
registrar's office, as well as the Secretary of State's website. Voters are authorized to carry a sample ballot
or list of selected candidates with them to the polls to aid them
in voting their ballot. You may not share the sample ballot or candidate
list with other voters at the polls, but you may use it for your
When is the best time to go to the polls to avoid having to wait
in long lines?
Peak voting hours appear to be from 7 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., 4:30
p.m. until 7:00 pm, and during the mid-day lunch hour.
Is my employer required to grant me time off to vote?
Yes. Georgia law requires employers to grant their workers up to
two hours to vote on the day of an election. However, the employer
is authorized to specify the hours which an employee may use. This
provision does not apply to employees whose hours of work begin
at least two hours after the polls open or end at least two hours
before the polls close. There is no obligation for an employer to
pay the employee for the time taken to vote.
Am I required to show identification when I vote?
Georgia law (O.C.G.A § 21-2-417) requires Georgia residents to show photo identification when voting in person. Proper identification shall consist of any one of the following:
(1) Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a FREE Voter ID Card issued by the Hall County Registrar's Office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS);
(2) A Georgia Driver's License, even if expired;
(3) Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this State;
(4) Valid U.S. passport ID;
(5) Valid U.S. military photo ID;
(6) Valid tribal photo ID;
Note: You are not required to include any identification when you vote absentee by mail.
Note: The precinct card you receive to confirm your voter registration
and voting location is not a form of identification and is not sufficient
identification to vote.
What happens if I don't have any identification with me at the
If an elector is unable to produce any of the (6) forms of identification at the time of voting, the elector shall vote a Provisional Ballot. Upon submitting a copy of the identification to the Elections/Registrars Office within 48 hours of voting, the Ballot is counted. The elector will be notified by letter if the ballot is counted.
May I receive assistance in casting my ballot?
A voter may receive assistance at the polls if they are unable
to read the English language or if he or she has a physical disability
that renders them unable to see or mark the ballot, operate the
voting equipment, or enter the voting booth. In order to do so,
everyone, except those that are blind, must take an oath showing
the reason they need assistance. The person providing the assistance
to the voter must sign on the oath. When there is a federal candidate
on the ballot, the voter can select anyone they want to assist them
in voting, except for the voter's employer, an agent of that employer,
or an officer or agent of the voter's union. When there is no federal
candidate on the ballot, the voter can select any other resident
of the precinct or a parent, sibling, spouse or child to assist
them inside the voting booth. No person may assist more than ten
voters in a primary, election, or runoff.
Note: Between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on the day of
an election, voters who are 75 years of age or older or who are
physically disabled may, upon request to a poll officer, vote immediately
without waiting in line.
May I take my child to the polls with me?
Children under the age of 18 may accompany a parent into the voting
booth. However, they may not be disruptive or interfere with the
voting process, vote the ballot or operate any function of a vote
recorder or voting machine.
Can I wear a campaign button into the polling place?
No person may campaign; distribute literature of written or printed
matter of any kind; wear campaign buttons, signs, pins, stickers,
T-shirts, etc.; circulate petitions; or perform similar activities
within 150 feet of the building in which a polling place is located.
The Hall County Board of Elections is seeking motivated people, who can endure long hours (6 a.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m.), to work as Poll Officials for the upcoming election. All workers are required to attend a two-hour training class required for all Poll Workers prior to each election.
Information and Application Form