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Absentee Ballot Application (Read completely)
Voters can download and print an Absentee Ballot Application (PDF) from the Secretary of State’s website or request an application from the Board of Elections Office.
(FAQ'S) Frequently Asked Questions - Absentee Ballot Application Process
A request for an absentee ballot may be received no earlier than 78 days prior to date of the primary or election, or runoff election. No reason is required when requesting a ballot by mail.
The request for an absentee ballot must be in writing and include the following:
- Date of birth
- The date of the election for which the voter is requesting a ballot
- Voter's name
- The voter's signature
Counties must have at least one absentee ballot drop boxes. Newton Counties "DROPBOX" is located in the front office of the Board of Elections Office 1113 Usher St Ste 103 Covington, Ga 30015. (Open to the public during advance voting weeks)
During any Primary elections, the request must also state the voter’s party preference.
Mailed ballots can be dropped in the county designated drop box (located in the front office) during the hours that advance voting is being held within your county.
Mail-in Absentee Ballot
If a person votes by mail, identification information is required to be provided with the absentee ballot application. ( O.C.G.A. 21-2-386)
NEWTON COUNTY DROP BOX INFORMATION
TBD - DATES AND TIMES
Board of Elections / Registration Office
Covington, GA 30015
On Election Day, voters can cast a ballot at their polling location between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters will be required to present one of the six acceptable forms of identification. View Identification Requirements. Voters can visit the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page to locate their polling place.
Provisional Voters - (Voters who vote outside of their assigned precincts please read below)
Provisional Rule : O.C.G.A.21-2-418
If the person presents himself or herself at a polling place in the county in which he or she is registered to vote, but not at the precinct at which he or she is registered to vote, the poll officials shall inform the person of the polling location for the precinct where such person is registered to vote. The poll officials shall also inform such person that any votes cast by a provisional ballot in the wrong precinct will not be counted unless it is cast after 5:00 P.M. and before the regular time for the closing of the polls on the day of the primary, election, or runoff and unless the person executes a sworn statement, witnessed by the poll official, stating that he or she is unable to vote at his or her correct polling place prior to the closing of the polls and giving the reason therefor