Get your absentee ballot application in by Friday, June 10, 2022

If you want to vote early or absentee on paper in the June 21 general primary runoffs, you have until the end of the day on Friday, June 10 to turn in your request. Your vote will help determine which Democratic and Republican candidates will face each other in the November 8 General Election.

You can do that several different ways:

  • Fill out a PDF from the Secretary of State online, print the completed form, sign the voter oath on line 8 with an ink pen (not digitally), take a photo of (or scan in the front and back of) your approved Georgia voter ID, then upload your ID and the completed, signed absentee ballot request and send it to the Secretary of State. If you are authorized to fill out the ballot for an illiterate or physically disabled person, tale careful note of and sign line 10. If you are authorized to fill out the ballot for a family member or other person, take careful note of and sign line 11.
  • Fill out the PDF, print it out, sign it, and take it with your approved Georgia voter ID to the Clayton County Elections and Registration Office in the rear of the Historic Courthouse, 121 S. McDonough Street, Jonesboro.
  • Bring your approved Georgia voter ID to the Clayton County Elections and Registration Office, ask for a paper absentee ballot application, fill it out, and hand it to the clerk at the window. Note: this is not your absentee ballot! This is your request to get an absentee ballot.
  • Mail your paper absentee ballot application to the Secretary of State’s Office. However, you run the risk of slow delivery times or of your application getting lost in the mail.

Advance/early/absentee voting in the general primary runoff starts June 13.

You can check your My Voter Page at https://mvp.sos.ga.gov to see the ballot and runoff candidates specific to your area.

Plan ahead

Friday, June 10
Last day to request a paper advance/early/absentee ballot for the general primary runoffs (state, federal, nonpartisan)

Monday, June 13—Friday, June 17 (8 a.m-7 p.m.)
Advanced (Absentee In-Person) Voting for the General Primary/Non-Partisan/Special Runoff Election takes place in these locations. Absentee ballot dropboxes are available inside from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. only:

Clayton County Elections & Registration Office

121 S. McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center

3499 Rex Road
Rex, GA 30273

South Clayton Recreation Center

1837 McDonough Road
Hampton, GA 30228

Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center

1475 E. Fayetteville Road
Riverdale, GA 30274

Tuesday, June 22
General Primary Election/Nonpartisan/General Election/Special Election Runoff and General Primary Election Runoff for Federal Offices

Monday, June 27 (9 a.m.)
Earliest day for an Independent or a Political Body Candidate to file a Nomination Petition to have his/her name placed on the General Election Ballot [see O.C.G.A. § 21-2-132(e)]

Tuesday, July 12 (12 noon)
Last day for an independent or political body candidate to file their Nomination Petition to get their name on the General Election ballot

Monday, August 22
Earliest day voters can request an advance/early/absentee paper ballot for the November 8 General Election

Tuesday, September 6
Last day for write-in candidates to file Notice of Intention and have notice published in the county organ (in Clayton County, that’s the Clayton News) [see O.C.G.A. 21-2-133(a)]

Sunday, September 11
Last day for write-in candidates to file affidavit stating that the Notice of Intention has been published [see O.C.G.A. 21-2-133(b)]

Tuesday, September 20
Earliest day the registrar can mail an UOCAVA absentee ballot and Ranked Choice ballot and transmit an electronic ballot delivery of that ballot for the November General Election [see O.C.G.A. 21-2-385]

Monday, October 10 (note: state holiday)
Earliest day the registrar can mail a regular paper absentee ballot (non-UOCAVA) for the November 8 General Election [see O.C.G.A. 21-2-384(a)(2)]

Tuesday, October 11
Last day to register to vote in the November 8 General Election, Special Election, and December 6 General/Special Runoff Elections [see O.C.G.A. 21-2-224(a)]

Monday, October 17
First day of Advanced (Absentee In-Person) Voting for the November 8 General Election [see O.C.G.A. 21-2-385(d)(1)]

Saturday, October 22
Mandatory Saturday Voting for the November 8 General Election [see O.C.G.A. 21-2-385(d)(1)]

Sunday, October 23
Optional Sunday Voting for the November 8 General Election [see O.C.G.A. 21-2-385(d)(1)]

Friday, October 28
Last day to submit absentee ballot application for the November 8 General Election [see O.C.G.A. 21-2-381(a)(1)(A)]

Saturday, October 29
Mandatory Saturday Voting for the November 8 General Election [see O.C.G.A. 21-2-385(d)(1)]

Sunday, October 30
Optional Sunday Voting for the November General Election [see O.C.G.A. 21-2-385(d)(1)]

Monday, November 7
Last day to register and be eligible to vote in the December 6 General Election Runoff for Federal Races

“As Soon As Possible”
Absentee ballots shall be mailed out as soon as possible prior to the General Election Runoff for Local and State Offices. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384 (a) – Advanced (In-Person) Voting begins for the General Election Runoff for Local and State Offices. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-385 (d)(1)

Robin Kemp

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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