Absentee Ballot Request

State of Georgia Absentee Ballot Request Portal

The Georgia Secretary of State's Office has a new Absentee Ballot Request Portal available at: https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov. Registered voters will be able to request an absentee ballot through the portal for the November 3, 2020 General Election. The information entered online must match your voter registration record.

If you request your absentee ballot through the Absentee Ballot Request Portal, you do not need to follow the steps below. 

Absentee Voting

To obtain an absentee ballot for any election, please fill out the Application for Official Absentee Ballot (PDF) and return it to the Board of Elections & Registration office. The Board of Elections & Registration office will mail ballots as soon as they are available to those that qualify to vote in the election.

Voters are asked to sign the request form, include your Full Name, Date of Birth, Current Phone Number, Street Address, and Mailing Address (if different from your street address). An incomplete form can cause delays in processing a voters request and getting a ballot to you.

The completed Application for Official Absentee Ballot (PDF) may be faxed, mailed, or scanned and attached to an email to be returned to our office.

If you are 65 or older, physically disabled, or living overseas, indicate it at the end of the application so you will automatically receive a ballot by mail for every election through January 2021. All other voters need to submit this application for every election in which they want to vote by mail.

Please Note:

  • Completed Absentee Ballots can be returned to our office in two ways, mail or in-person delivery.
  • If voter cannot deliver their ballot to the Board of Elections & Registration office in person, please consider the mail as another option.
  • Please do not attempt to Email or Fax your completed absentee ballot to the Board of Elections & Registration office.

For more information, please email the Board of Elections & Registration office or call them 912-576-3245.

How to Request an Absentee Ballot

Step 1: Check Your Voter Registration Status

  • Verify that you are a registered voter in Georgia by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State's My Voter Page (MVP).
  • In the MVP Login section, enter your first initial, last name, county, and date of birth.
  • Click submit. If you get a message that says “Your registration information was not located”, that means you are not registered to vote.
  • If you need to register to vote, visit the State of Georgia's Online Voter Registration System.

Step 2: Request an Absentee Ballot Application by Mail

  • In order to request the Absentee Ballot application to be mailed to you, please contact the Camden Count Board of Elections & Registration office at 912-576-3245 and ask to have the application mailed to you.

OR 

Step 3: Download an Application for Absentee Ballot

  • Download the Application for Absentee Ballot form (PDF) from the Secretary of State’s Absentee Voting website
  • There are two methods in which you can fill out this application once you have opened the PDF:
    • Use the fillable PDF to type in your information: The PDF should have opened in your browser with light blue highlighted areas. Use your computer and type in all of this information.  
    • Print out the PDF and fill it out by hand: Use a blue or black pen only. Use the same pen to fill out the entire application.  

Tips for Completing the Application for Absentee Ballot

  • At the top left where it says Date of Primary, Election, or Runoff. Write the date of the election for which you want a ballot with numbers: MM/DD/YYYY. For the November 3, 2020 General Election, please use 11/03/2020.
  • Where it says Voter name, write your first name, last name, middle name, and suffix that you used when you registered to vote. To locate that information, go to My Voter Page. Locate the words MVP Login. Fill out the boxes with * next to it. Click submit. On the left side of the page will be your name and address you provided when you registered to vote. 
  • Where it says Permanent address on file with the county election office, write your address that you used when you registered to vote. Include the name of the county where you are registered to vote. 
    • If you wish to request your ballot to a different address than the one at which you are registered to vote, write that address where it says Temporary address where you want your ballot sent. If you want to update the address on your registration with this address, check the box in that section. 
  • Write your date of birth with numbers: MM/DD/YYYY.
  • You do NOT have to pick a party for the General Election.
  • Include your phone number. Add your email address (if you have one).
  • If someone is helping you to fill out your application, two areas must be filled out. See the document at the bottom of the page to see which areas a helper must fill out.
    • Sign and date the application. The signature can be handwritten or digital.
    • Be sure to sign it EXACTLY as you signed when you registered to vote or place your mark.
    • Date the application using numbers. MM/DD/2020.
    • If you assisted an illiterate or disabled voter in completing this application, sign and date it as well. 
    • If you are applying on behalf of a relative who is temporarily living out of the country or is disabled, you must sign it and list the relationship as well.

NOTE: It's a good idea to have someone else check your application to ensure that everything is filled out carefully.

Returning Your Application for Absentee Ballot

There are four ways to send in your mail-in absentee ballot application:

  • In Person 
    • Bring a completed application to the Board of Elections & Registration Office located on the 1st floor of the Government Services Complex at 200 East 4th Street in Woodbine.
  • By Email
    • For the subject, type Application for Ballot for (include your legal name).
    • Attach your completed application (saved as a PDF or scanned) to a blank email to send to your county election office. 
    • Email to: ddfelix @ co. camden. ga. us
  • By Mail
    • This requires you to put a First-Class postage stamp on the envelope. 
      • If you received your application in the mail, cut off the top of the mailer by cutting along the dotted line. 
        • Fold the panels so that the address to your county elections office is visible on the outside. 
        • To secure the mailer and to protect your information, tab or tape shut using clear tape within 1 inch of the bottom edge. This is required for the post office to accept it.
        • Place a 55¢ First-Class stamp in the upper right corner where it says "AFFIX FIRST-CLASS STAMP HERE."
    • If you are returning a completed application that you downloaded, mail it to the Board of Elections & Registration at P.O. Box 608, Woodbine, Georgia 31569.
  • By Fax
    • Fax your completed application to 912-576-8176.
    • Through an Online Fax Service or Computer
    • Through Fax Machine

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