Elections and Voting
Elections and Voting
Elections and Voting: Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions page for elections and voting process in Gwinnett County. If you require further information regarding elections and voting that are not addressed here, please contact the Voter Registrations and Elections Division at 678.226.7210.
Georgia has an open primary system, therefore, registration isn’t required. At the primary elections you will be given the party ballot that you request. Currently, Georgia only recognizes two political parties; therefore, only Democratic and Republican party ballots are available at primary elections. However, you may choose a non-partisan ballot that only contains races for court officials and any county or state questions.
The primary runoff election is a continuation of the primary election, therefore, if you vote:
If you did not vote in the primary, or voted nonpartisan, you may choose any party in the runoff.
Eligible voters may vote advance in person every day, including weekends.
There is not advance in person voting on the Saturday, Sunday or Monday immediately preceding Election Day.
Currently, Advance in person voting satellite voting locations are: Please check back periodically for additions or changes and hours.
Yes. Between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm, each elector who is 75 years of age or older or who is disabled and requires assistance in voting shall, upon request to a poll officer, be allowed to immediately vote at the next available voting compartment without having to wait in line. Additionally, every effort is made to locate a facility that is accessible to all voters. In some cases, we provide temporary modifications such as ramps, signage, and disabled parking set-ups to make the polling place accessible on Election Day.
Alternatively, a disabled or advanced aged voter may vote an absentee by mail ballot by completing one application and receiving ballots for that primary and general election and any runoffsPlease call 678.226.7210 for details.
It's hard to find facilities that are willing to accommodate the voters and that satisfy all of the legal requirements. It is our current policy however to not choose schools unless there is absolutely no other choice, and when possible to relocate when a facility does become available.
Gwinnett County has been designated as a Section 203 jurisdiction. Spanish language assistance is available as well as Spanish language materials, including ballots at Advance In Person, and Election Day polling locations as well as absentee by mail processes.
Language assistance is also available at the Elections Office, both oral and written, for those voters who request it.