Absentee and Advance Voting Frequently Asked Questions
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At no time may a voted ballot be personally delivered to the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center located at 75 Langley Drive, in Lawrenceville or turned into a polling location for counting.
Georgia law requires that the voter make a mark if unable to sign. If the disabled voter has not acknowledged the oath with their mark or signature, the ballot is rejected. In addition, this security feature ensures that the voter has either read or had the oath read to them by the person assisting. Disabled or elderly voters may be asked to update their registration record to ensure the latest signature or mark is on file.
A Power of Attorney, nor another person's signature is valid for the purpose of voting.
For a voter who is disabled, an adult relative or an adult individual residing in the household of the disabled voter may return the ballot to the Voter Registrations and Elections Office located at 455 Grayson Highway, Suite 200 in Lawrenceville.
At no time may a voted ballot be personally delivered to the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center located at 75 Langley Drive, in Lawrenceville.
Ballots: All voted ballots must be received by 7:00pm on Election Day. Any ballot received after 7:00pm on Election Day will not be counted, regardless of when the ballot was mailed or postmarked.
Ballots will not be accepted at polling locations or satellite advance locations for counting.
The last day to vote in office is the Friday before an election. There is no absentee or advance voting on the Monday before the election or on Election Day.
Yes, by law, if the ballot has not been received by the voter in a reasonable amount of time, the voter must complete a form (see below) stating that the original ballot was not received. Once the Voter Registrations and Elections Office has received the form, a second ballot will be mailed if requested.
If the voter comes into the Voter Registrations and Elections Office no later than the Friday before Election Day and completes the form (see below), the voter can vote an electronic ballot in the office immediately.
The absentee ballot comes with two envelopes -- one Official Ballot (white) envelope and one with an Oath of Elector (yellow), printed on the backside, and that is preaddressed. Once the voter has made the ballot selections, the procedure is as follows: