Board of Elections
Mission statement of the Athens Clarke County Board of Elections
"The ACC Board of Elections shall serve ALL members of our community; as well as our local, state, and federal governments. We will be sure to consider and meet the needs of groups of people who have historically been marginalized and oppressed in our community.
The ACC Board of Elections shall maximize voter & community participation as we ensure access to free and fair elections and protect the integrity of the elections process.
To accomplish this, the ACC Board of Elections shall: Provide high quality voter education and accurate information, uphold the oaths that we’ve sworn/affirmed, Support Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections staff, and Do anything else that is necessary to accomplish our mission."
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.
You can contact the Board of Elections by phone, fax, or email. Please direct your email inquiries to Charlotte Sosebee, Director; Lisa McGlaun, Elections Assistant; Pamela Long, Elections Assistant or Aletha Perkins, Administrative Assistant.
- Am I eligible to vote in Georgia?
- What is required to register to vote?
- How do I register to vote?
- Do I register as a member of a political party?
- How do I know if my registration application was approved?
- Do I have to register to vote again when I move?
- What is a precinct card?
- Can my registration expire?
- What are the different methods for casting my vote?
- When does early/advance voting begin?
- What identification is required to vote?
- Can I use my college or university photo ID card?
- What happens if I am at the polls on Election Day and I do not have my photo ID?
- What if I do not have acceptable photo ID?
- How does the voting process work in Georgia? What do I actually do during voting?
- How do I become a poll worker?
- When are the Board of Elections Meetings and can I attend?
- I received election related mail. How do I know if it's official?
- What is an absentee ballot and who can get one?
- What will I receive with my absentee ballot?
- How do I fill out the Absentee Ballot by Mail?
- How do I get an absentee ballot?
- I mailed in my absentee ballot without the privacy envelope/sleeve. Will my vote still count?
- I've applied for an absentee ballot. Can I pick up my ballot in person?
- What if I decide I want to vote in person and don't want to use the absentee ballot I requested?
- How do I return my voted absentee ballot?