Applying for an Absentee Ballot: Need to Know

Important Information:  The law on absentee ballots changed with Senate Bill 202.  Please read the information below on how to apply for an absentee ballot.

1.  Voters must request an absentee ballot application.  Click the link above to print the new application, call our office at 770-267-1337 to request one to be mailed, or go to My Voter Page on the Secretary of State website to fill out the application online.  (The My Voter Page site is also where the status of the mailed ballot can be checked.)

2.  The following information must be provided with the application:


     *Address as registered

     *Address to mail ballot to, if different than registered address

     *Date of Birth

     *Driver's License or State ID Number, or last 4 digits of the Social Security Number must be written on the application.  If the voter does not have one of those, a copy of a Military ID, Government issued ID, College ID from a State or University, Voter ID                    (offered in our office); utility bill, bank statement or paycheck that shows your registered address must be attached.

3.  Due to the new law, absentee ballots may only be requested between 78 and 11 days prior to an election.  If an application is received           after the 11 day deadline prior to the election, the application will be rejected and the voter will need to vote at one of the Advanced Voting         locations or on Election Day at their assigned polling location.

4.  Ballots must be mailed from our office.  They can not be picked up at the Elections Office.

Applications may be returned by:

EMAIL: elections@co.walton.ga.us
FAX: 770-267-1408
HAND DELIVER: Walton County Board of Elections, 1110 E Spring St., Monroe, GA 30655
MAIL: 303 S Hammond Dr., Dept. 465, Monroe, GA 30655


Ballots may be returned by mail, in person, or in the drop box located inside the Meridian Park Advanced Voting location in Loganville during Advanced Voting hours only.  Ballots may only be delivered in person by the voter or one of the following:  

1. Your mother, father, grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother, sister, spouse, son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law; 
2. an individual residing in the same household as the voter; 
3. or the caretaker of a voter with disabilities.

In order for the ballot to count, it must be received in our office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.  We urge voters to mail ballots at least one week prior to the election to ensure ample time to be received and counted.