Dates, Times, Locations Set for Early Voting
Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday starting Oct. 12 through Oct. 30. Voting will also be available on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Voters wishing to cast their ballots early may do so at one of the following locations. (Voters will need to use their assigned precincts if they vote on Election Day, Nov. 3.)
- Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center Activity Hall, 1855 Calvary Church Rd., Gainesville, GA 30507
- City of Gainesville Downtown Building (old Turner Wood and Smith building), 100 Brenau Ave. Gainesville, GA 30501
- East Hall Community Center, 3911 P. Davidson Rd., Gainesville, GA 30507
- Mulberry Creek Community Center, 4491 J.M. Turk Rd., Flowery Branch, GA 30542
- Murrayville Library, 4796 Thompson Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA 30506
- North Hall Community Center, 4175 Nopone Rd., Gainesville, GA 30506
- Spout Springs Library, 6488 Spout Springs Rd., Flowery Branch, GA 30542
An eighth early voting location will be added to the list above but has yet to be identified.
2020 Election Dates
September 15, 2020 - Earliest day for the elections office to begin mailing absentee ballots for the November General Election.
October 5, 2020 - Last day a person may register and be eligible to vote in the November General Election; last day to make changes to an existing registration (change of address, change of name, etc.) All registrations submitted after this date will be placed on hold and will be processed after the election is certified.
October 12 – October 30, 2020 - Early voting. Times and locations will be announced after the Board of Elections’ meeting on September 8, 2020.
October 24, 2020 - Mandatory Saturday voting for the November General Election
November 3, 2020 - General Election
December 1, 2020 - General Election Runoff for local and state offices
January 5, 2021 - General Election Runoff for federal offices
Sample ballots are available via your "My Voter Page" with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.
Absentee Voting By Mail
All registered Georgia voters are eligible to vote by mail.
All voters must fill out an absentee ballot application to request an absentee by mail ballot up to 180 days before an election – O.C.G.A. 21-2-381- (a) (1) (A). Elderly (over 65 years of age), disabled voters, military and overseas voters, upon indicating such on their application, will automatically receive ballots for the entire elections cycle. All other voters must fill out a separate application before each election or runoff. Click here to print an absentee ballot application.
The Secretary of State has created a new website where voters can request an absentee ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election. The website can be used to request your ballot electronically.
For more information on the new Online Absentee Ballot Request Portal please read the Secretary of State’s announcement.
A family member may request a ballot on behalf of an elector who is physically disabled or of an elector residing temporarily out of the county or municipality - O.C.G.A. 21-2-381 (a) (1) (B)
Voters can also call or email the elections office to request an absentee ballot application (770-531-6945 & email@example.com)
Please make sure that you fill out your application completely and sign it. Failing to do so will slow down the process of issuing and mailing your ballot.
Completed absentee ballot applications may be mailed, faxed, emailed or placed in the Absentee Ballot Drop Box located outside the Hall County Government Center.
Hall County Elections
PO Box 1435
Gainesville, GA 30503
Drop Box Location:
2875 Browns Bridge Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30504
The last day for a voter to request an absentee ballot, and the last day for the elections office to mail out absentee ballots, is Friday, October 30, 2020 by 5 p.m.
Voted ballots are due in the elections office by 7 p.m. on November 3, 2020. Ballots can be mailed, personally delivered to the elections office, or dropped off in the Absentee Ballot Drop Box. Mail or delivery of a voted absentee ballot can be made by the elector, the elector’s family member, another member of the elector’s household (even if not a relative), disabled elector’s caretaker, employee of jail/detention center that has custody over the elector – O.C.G.A. 21-2-385 (a)
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.
Hall County Elections Implements Health Safeguards as They Seek Poll Workers
Hall County Elections officials are applying new health and safety measures to their operations as they recruit poll workers for the upcoming election.
"We are working hard to make sure our poll workers and our voters are safe as they head to the polls," Hall County Elections Director Lori Wurtz said. "The democratic process is incredibly important-even in the midst of this national health pandemic, and we need people who are willing to help us facilitate that process in a safe and careful way."
Secure the Vote - New Voting Equipment!
Georgia will begin using new Voting equipment in 2020. The Secretary of State’s office has provided a demonstration video for an early preview.
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 32 precinct 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.