Board of Elections & Registration
Newton County Board of Elections and Registration will conduct a recount of the votes cast for President during the November 3, 2020 General Election. The recount will begin at 9:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 1113 Usher Street, Suite 103, Covington, Georgia. The public is invited.
For voters’ convenience, Newton County Board of Elections & Registration office has two secure drop boxes for submitting completed Absentee Ballots. The locations for the drop boxes are the North Entrance of the Newton County Administration Building, 1113 Usher Street, Covington, Georgia, 30014 and the Westside Precinct, 3612 Salem Road (Kroger Shopping Plaza), Covington, Georgia, 30016. Ballots must be received by 7:00 P.M. Election Day and must be returned to the issuing county in order to be counted.
The Newton County Board of Elections serves as the Superintendent of Elections for Newton County and is responsible for seeing that all voter registration and the conduct of elections comply with the laws, rules and regulations set forth in the Georgia Election Code and the Rules and Regulations promulgated by the State Election Board.
It is our mission to conduct voter registration and voting in Newton County in an efficient and trustworthy manner.
Absentee Ballot Request for January 5, 2021 Runoff Election
Voters may submit an absentee ballot application online through the Georgia Secretary's State Absentee Ballot Request Portal. Requirements to submit a request online include a valid Georgia Driver's License or Identification Card and being registered to vote in the State of Georgia. Click Online Absentee Ballot Request to submit a request.
Absentee Ballot Status
Voters may visit the Georgia Secretary of State's My Voter Page to check the status of an absentee ballot including the request. Click My Voter Page to visit the site.
New Election Equipment
Visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s Secure the Vote Opens in New Window website for information on the state’s new voting equipment. This site contains a "How to Vote" video and printable information.
Click here New Election Equipment to view additional information regarding the new voting equipment for the State of Georgia.
The Newton County Board of Elections and Registration will meet for a Special Called meeting Monday, November 30, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. in the elections office located at 1113 Usher Street, Suite 103, Covington. The public is invited.
The Newton County Board of Elections and Registration will meet for its Regular monthly meeting Monday, December 14, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. in the elections office located at 1113 Usher Street, Suite 103, Covington. The public is invited.