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Voting Information

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Early Voting

> Early voting for the June 9, 2020 General Primary/Nonpartisan General  and Special Election will be available Monday, May 18, 2020 through June 5, 2020 from 8:00am to 5:00pm at building G3.

> There will be no voting on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

> We will be practicing social distancing and CDC guidelines which may slow the voting experience.

> We ask voters to come prepared - view your sample ballots BEFORE coming to vote. Log on to to view your sample ballot and confirm your registration. This IS a primary and therefore you will have to select a party ballot. 

> We ask if you or a family member is not feeling well, has a fever, or have a weakened immune system; please consider voting absentee or during non-peak times.

> We ask that you be mindful and considerate of others and help us to promote a safe, healthy and positive environment for all.

> Be kind, be safe, and stay well.

Election News

Intent to scan and process absentee early-June 9,2020

Secure the Vote Video

2019 Precinct Changes

2020 State Elections and Voter Registration Calendar

Absentee Ballot By Mail

Voting by Absentee Ballot Fact Sheet-June 9, 2020.pdf

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 Absentee Ballot Instructions

  1. The voter will complete their ballot.
  2. The voter should fold the privacy sleeve around their ballot. (It’s just a sheet of paper)
  3. The voter will place the folded privacy sleeve with the ballot in the return envelope.
  4. Complete the oath on the return envelope and place it in the mail to the County Registrar's office.

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Find Your Representatives

Register to Vote

To Register to Vote online, visit the Secretary of Sate's "My Voter Page". This is the actual Voter Registration Form. You may print the form, complete it and mail it in to our office or drop it by at your convenience to register to vote.

Voter Registration Application

To be eligible to register to vote, you must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be a legal resident of Georgia and the county in which he/she seeks to vote
  • Be 17 ½ years old to register (cannot vote until 18th birthday)
  • Not be serving a sentence for a conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude
  • Have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge

To Register to Vote in Person - visit one of the below locations:

  • Board of Elections (Evans)
  • Grovetown City Hall
  • Harlem City Hall
  • Judge of Probate (Appling)
  • All Driver's License Locations
  • Any Public Library

Important Reminders:

  • The last day to register for any election is 30 days prior to that election.
  • Any mail-in applications must be postmarked by 30 days prior to that election.
  • If you have moved, you must have notified us 30 days prior to any election.
  • If you are not sure if you are registered, please call (706) 868-3355.
  • You may also update your registration by visiting the "My Voter Page" or by completing and sending in a new voter registration application form. Send completed forms to: Columbia County Board of Elections, P.O. Box 919, Evans, Georgia 30809.

Early/Advance/Absentee Voting

Eligible citizens may cast a ballot early/advance or by absentee ballot by mail.

Early/Advance Voting (In-Person Voting)

In-Person Voting for primaries and elections will be available beginning the 4th Monday prior to the date of the primary or election. Saturday voting is offered as well for (state/federal) primaries and elections on the 2nd Saturday prior to the date of the election.

Voters whom vote in-person during the early voting process must provide one of the following 6 forms of photo identification required under Georgia law:

  1. A valid Georgia driver's license, even if expired;
  2. Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID;
  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;

*If a citizen does not have one of the above acceptable forms of photo ID, the State of Georgia offers a FREE Voter ID Card that can be issued by the Board of Elections office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services. More information on Georgia's Voter Identification Requirements and obtaining a free Voter Identification Card is available at the Georgia Secretary of State's Website.

Absentee Voting by Mail

Absentee ballots will be issued through the mail beginning 45 days prior to the date of the primary or election. A written request must be submitted to our office, requesting an absentee ballot be mailed. The request or application must state the voter's name, address, date of birth, the date of the election for which the voter is requesting a ballot, and the voter's signature. During a Primary Election, the application must also state the voter's party preference. Please note - if non-partisan is selected - you will not have party affiliated candidates listed on your ballot.

Absentee applications may be submitted as early as 180 days before an election.

The Georgia application for an absentee ballot may be found here:

For Military and Overseas Voters, an application for an absentee ballot may be found here:

Military/Physically Disabled/65 Years or Older Voters:

Voters may choose to submit one application and receive a ballot for all elections to be held during the year. Voters are reminded to make sure to check the box for all ballots on the application.

Special Note:

A separate application must be made for the Presidential Preference Primary due to a party preference being marked.

How to return a completed Absentee Ballot:

  • Absentee Ballots may be returned through the U.S. Mail.
  • Mailed ballots must be at the Evans Post Office before 5:00pm on Election Day.
  • A voter may hand deliver their own ballot to the Board of Elections office during normal office hours and until 7:00pm on the day of the election.
  • Family members may hand deliver a ballot for a disabled person to the Elections office during normal office hours and until 7:00pm on Election Night.
  • Unless a voter is disabled, each voter must mail or deliver their own ballot. A ballot may not be handled by anyone other than the individual to whom it was issued (not even spouses).
  • No absentee ballots will be issued, nor will there be in-person voting on the Monday preceding the date of the election.

Contact Us

Office Location:
500 Faircloth Drive, Building E
Evans, Georgia 30809
Phone: (706) 868-3355
Fax: (706) 868-3358

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 919
Evans, Georgia 30809  

Email Address:

Board Member Information

The Columbia County Board of Elections conducts monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:30am in the Board of Elections Office conference room.

Please note, the Board of Elections will meet on Election Day, and the Friday after each election for certification.

Please contact the Board of Elections office for more information

Board Members:

  • Ann Cushman/Non-partisan Representative
  • Wanda Duffie/Republican Party Representative
  • Larry Wiggins/Democratic Party Representative