Board of Elections

  1. Six Secure Drop Boxes for Absentee Ballots

    In accordance with Chapter 183-1 of the Georgia Election Code, the Board of Elections has installed a secure drop box for absentee ballots. Read on...
  2. Early Processing of Absentee Ballots Cast in the November 3 General Election

    Pursuant to the State Election Board Emergency Rule 183-1-14-0.7-.15, the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections will begin processing the Absentee Ballots cast in the November 3, 2020 General Election on the following dates: Read on...
  3. Attorney’s Office Memo on Recent Software Update to Touchscreen Voting Machines

    The attached memo is related to the recent software update issued by the Georgia Secretary of State in regards to the statewide touchscreen voting systems. Read on...
  4. Notice of Ballot Error by State for 11,911 Absentee Ballots Mailed Prior to September 19, 2020

    Due to errors made by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, 11,911 absentee ballots were mailed to Athens-Clarke County voters who had requested them which contained erroneous information related to the District Attorney’s race. Read on...
  5. Advance Voting- 2020 General / Special Election

    Advance Voting Locations for the November 3, 2020 General / Special Election Read on...
  6. Request an Absentee Ballot Online

    Registered voters can request an absentee ballot through the Georgia Secretary of State's online portal. Read on...
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Responsibilities

The Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections manages voter registration and conducts all elections held in Athens-Clarke County (including the city of Winterville). The board uses the Georgia Elections Code, Georgia State Election Board rules, and U.S. Justice Department regulations as guidelines.

In carrying out its duties, the Board of Elections strives to be of service to every citizen by being fair, nondiscriminatory, and informed on all election laws and legislative changes that will affect their duties and responsibilities to the public.

Contact Us

You can contact the Board of Elections by phone, fax, or email. Please direct your email inquiries to Charlotte Sosebee, Pamela Long, or Aletha Perkins.