Public Notice - BOE Meeting - February 8, 2022
Qualifying for the offices listed in the notice begins at 9 am on Monday, March 7, 2022 and ends at noon on Friday, March 11, 2022. The General Primary will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
How does one become registered with a political party in Georgia?
You do not register by political party in the State of Georgia. At each Presidential Preference or General Primary Election, you may choose the primary in which you wish to vote by selecting the party on the Voter's Certificate on the General Primary Election Day. Examples are posted at the polls. A run-off is simply a continuation of the election. You must vote for the same party in the run-off as you did in the primary unless you voted a non-partisan ballot. In this case you must indicate a party preference for your run-off ballot.
If you fail to vote in the General Primary, you are still eligible to vote in either party's Run-off Election and the General Election.
Absentee by Mail Voting
Georgia law allows for absentee by mail ballots to be requested no earlier than 78 days and no later than 11 days prior to an election. Any applications received outside of this window will be rejected. Please refer to the 2022 State Elections Calendar for upcoming elections. To request an absentee ballot, complete an absentee ballot application and return it to the elections office by mail, fax, email (as an attachment), or in person.
All voted absentee by mail ballots must be received in the elections office by 7 PM on Election Day in order to be counted.
If you voted a provisional ballot in the November 2, 2021 Municipal General Election, you may call the Elections Office at 770-531-6945 to inquire about the status of your ballot.
Sample ballots will be available via your "My Voter Page" with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.
Visit My Voter Page to:
- Check your voter registration status. Inactive status does not mean that you are not able to vote. Inactive voters are eligible to vote, and once they do so, their status will be turned to Active.
- Find your polling location.
- View or print your voter registration card (this card is not required for voting; it simply has your polling information, voting districts, etc.)
- View upcoming election dates.
- View your representatives.
- View a sample ballot.
- Register online or update your voter registration.
Visit Secretary of State’s website for latest elections news and other elections resources.
Secure the Vote - New Voting Equipment!
Georgia began using new Voting equipment in 2020. The Secretary of State’s office has provided a demonstration video on the new equipment.
Duties & Responsibilities
The Elections & Registration office is responsible for the voter registrations of Hall County and all its municipalities. It also serves as qualifying and filing officer for county candidates and elected officials. In addition to maintaining, testing and deploying voting machines to 31 precincts the Elections Office hires and trains more than 500 poll workers annually.
To uphold the Constitution of the United States so as to include the laws and policies of all courts and any legislation passed by the Georgia General Assembly and Congress of the United States. To encourage voter participation, provide excellent Customer Service to all Voters and Candidates, and instill public confidence by conducting honest and impartial elections.