Per Senate Bill 202, the earliest one can apply for an absentee-by-mail ballot for the November 8, 2022 General Election is August 22, 2022. Applications received before that date will be rejected.
2022 REDISTRICTING: For your most current voter information please visit My Voter Page - https://mvp.sos.ga.gov
LOCATION CHANGES: Beginning with the May 24, 2022 Election, the following location changes are taking effect:
Old Location: Flowery Branch Elementary School
New Location: Flowery Branch City Hall
Old Location: Oakwood Community Building
New Location: Oakwood First United Methodist Church
Old Location: OGT Worship Center
New Location: West Hall Baptist Church
You do not register by political party in the State of Georgia because the state has an open primary. At each Presidential Preference or General Primary Election, you may choose the primary in which you wish to vote by selecting the party on your voter's certificate before voting. 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.
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 and deadlines. 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.
Absentee Ballot Application - print a paper copy, fill out, sign, and return.
Absentee Ballot Request Portal - fill out online, print, sign, scan, and return.
Applications for the November 8, 2022 General Election must be received between August 22, 2022 and October 28, 2022. Any applications received outside of this window will be rejected.
Voted ballots may be mailed, dropped off in person, or deposited in the ballot drop box located on the lower level of the Hall County Government Center. The ballot drop box will only be installed and open during early voting dates and hours per O.C.G.A. 21-2-382 (c)(1).
When an absentee ballot which has been voted shall be returned to and received by the board of registrars, it shall be deemed to have been voted then and there; and no other ballot shall be issued to the same elector. If an elector has requested to vote by absentee ballot and has not received such absentee ballot, has such ballot in his or her possession, has not returned such ballot, or has returned such ballot but the registrars have not received such ballot, such elector may have the absentee ballot canceled and vote in person on the day of the primary, election, or runoff - O.C.G.A. 21-2-388.
Absentee ballots cannot be canceled over the phone. If you wish to cancel your absentee ballot because you spoiled it, lost it, damaged it, etc., and you wish to be mailed another ballot, please fill out this ABM Cancellation Request and mail, fax, email or personally deliver the form to the Elections Office.
All voted absentee-by-mail ballots must be received in the Elections Office by 7 PM on Election Day in order to be counted, regardless of their postmark date.
If you voted a provisional ballot in the May 24, 2022 General Primary Election or the June 21, 2022 Primary Runoff Election, you may call the Elections Office at 770-531-6945 to inquire about the status of your ballot. You may also email email@example.com.
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.