Georgia Voters: Here’s how you can request an absentee ballot for the November election

Georgia voters choosing to vote by mail for the November election may now submit applications for absentee ballots online, by email, mail, fax, or in person up until October 28th.

In order to avoid any potential delays, the secretary of state’s office is reminding voters to submit their requests for ballots as soon as possible. Applications should be submitted to your local county elections office.

Georgia voters may use the Absentee Ballot Request portal on My Voter Page and verify their identity using their driver’s license or photo ID.

Additionally, voters can use BallotTrax for the November election, first introduced in 2020. BallotTrax allows voters to track their ballot in real time to increase confidence in the vote-by-mail process.

Georgia’s widely accessible voting procedures permit any Georgia voter to vote by mail for any reason. With 17 days of early voting and no-excuse mail voting, Georgia voters may choose the voting method that best suits them.

Election offices cannot mail ballots to voters in Georgia before Oct. 10, and voters should be aware that while there may be a lag between when they request their ballot and when they receive it, there is no need to submit multiple requests.

Ballots can be returned by U.S. Postal Service, at a dropbox during Early Voting hours between Oct. 17 and Oct. 28, or in person during office hours at their county election office.

For more information on Absentee Voting, please visit My Voter Page.

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