Absentee Voting

 

Request an Absentee Ballot

When an election is held, any eligible registered voter may apply for an Absentee Ballot via our online application. Once the application is printed, the steps below should be followed:

1. Download application and print a copy to submit to the Elections office. Complete all applicable fields and sign. You must provide a physical signature or mark in Section Six(6). 

  1. Application for November 2, 2021 Special Election (City of Woodstock, City of Ball Ground, City of Canton, City of Holly Springs and City of Mountain Park)

We are now accepting the application above until June 30,2021. Due to Senate Bill 202 we will restart accepting applications August 16,2021

2. You may apply for a ballot for a relative who is disabled or out of town, but that ballot will be mailed directly to the voter. The person providing assistance should provide a signature or mark in Section Seven(7).

3. Send in the completed application via:

 

 Fax:

 678-493-4703

 By Mail:

 2782 Marietta Highway, Suite 100

 Canton, GA 30114

 In-Person:

 Cherokee County Elections & Voter Registration

 2782 Marietta Highway, Suite 100

 Canton, GA 30114

 Email:

 voterhelp@cherokeega.com

 

 Submitting an Absentee Ballot

1. After the Elections Office has received, reviewed and verified your Absentee Ballot Application, an Absentee Ballot will be mail to your address between 22-29 days prior to the primary or election

2.Once you have recieved the Ballot and cast your vote, submit the Ballot via:

 By Mail:

 2782 Marietta Highway, Suite 100

 Canton, GA 30114

 In-Person:

 Cherokee County Elections & Voter Registration

 2782 Marietta Highway, Suite 100

 Canton, GA 30114

3. The Cherokee County Board of Elections Office must receive your ballot by 7PM ET on Election Day.

4. Once a ballot has been received by the Elections and Registration Office, it can no longer be cancelled.

 

Military and Overseas Citizen Voters

Use this sight Georgia (fvap.gov) to vote absentee if you are:

The absentee voting process applies to you if you are:

Additional information and voting assistance for Service Members, their families and oversea citizens can be found on the Georgia (fvap.gov) website.

 

Track Your Ballot

Review mailed and accepted status for State- Wide Races

Review issued, received and accepted status

 

Absentee Ballot FAQs

When is the last day to apply for an Absentee Ballot?

We recommend that you apply at least one (1) week prior to the election to allow time for processing the application and mailing the ballot. The last day for an absentee ballot to be issued is the Friday before the election, but a ballot issued on that date may not arrive through the mail in time to be voted and returned.

How do I know my Absentee Ballot was counted?

By tracking your Absentee Ballot, you will see when the ballot is received by the Elections Office. Once the ballot has a recieved date, it has been accepted for counting. All ballots recieved by 7PM EST on Election Day will be counted. Make sure that you have signed the oath on the outer envelope so your ballot can be counted.

What if I decide I want to vote in-person after I've applied for an Absentee Ballot?

You will have to cancel your Absentee Ballot before you can vote in-person. There are instructions for cancelling your Absentee Ballot below.

Alternatively, you can bring the ballot to the Advance Voting or Election Day polling location and surrender it to the Poll Manager for cancelling. If you don't have your ballot with you when you arrive at the poll on Election Day, you will need to complete an Affidavit and the Poll Workers will call the office to have the ballot cancelled.

 

  Cancel Your Ballot

If you desire to cancel your Absentee Ballot, please print and complete the Affidavit of Cancelled Absentee Ballot. Please note, once a ballot has been received by the Cherokee County Board of Elections and Registration Office, it can no longer be cancelled.

Complete the form filling out the appropriate fields and confirming that a physical signature is provided. An electronic/typed signature will not be accepted.

Submit this form via:

 Fax:

 678-493-4703

 By Mail:

 2782 Marietta Highway, Suite 100

 Canton, GA 30114

 

 In-Person:

 Cherokee County Elections & Voter Registration

 2782 Marietta Highway, Suite 100

 Canton, GA 30114

 Email:

 voterhelp@cherokeega.com

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