Any eligible voter may request and vote an absentee ballot without specifying a reason for their absence from the polling place on Election Day.
This website will be updated before each election to keep you informed of the voting times and locations.
Applications for absentee by-mail ballots must be made in writing. A request can be made up to 180 days prior to any election. You may click here to download an absentee by-mail ballot application or you may write a letter to apply for an absentee by-mail ballot. The letter must contain sufficient information for proper identification of the voter including:
- Your name
- Application date
- Contact phone number
- Your birth date
- The address at which you are registered to vote
- The election(s) for which you are requesting ballots
- The address to which the ballots should be mailed
- The reason for requesting the ballot, if applicable
- A political party type for primary elections
- Your signature or mark
- If applicable: signature of person preparing letter if voter is disabled or illiterate
- Signature and relationship of relative requesting ballot
Mail the request or Hand-deliver to:
Henry County Board of Elections and Registration 40 Atlanta Street McDonough, GA 30253 Or by fax at: (770) 288-6468 Or by electronic submission - Voters under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 42 U.S.C. Section (only).
Luane Fesmire Direct line: 770-288-6455
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 770-288-6468
Jan Mayo Direct Line: 770-288-6461
Email: email@example.com Fax: 770-288-6468
YOU MUST SIGN THE APPLICATION BEFORE YOU RETURN IT
The last day this office may mail an absentee ballot to you is always the Friday before the election. No absentee by-mail ballots can be mailed or voted in person the Monday before the election. The county election office must receive all absentee by-mail ballots before 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted. Absentee by-mail ballots received from military and overseas voters will be accepted up to 3 days after an election, if postmarked by Election Day.
In-person absentee voting begins 21 days before an election. The voting time for special elections will vary. In-person voting ends on the Friday before the election.
Extended times and additional voting locations are also available throughout Henry county for some elections. In-person voting dates, times, locations and deadlines will be made available prior to each election.
In-person absentee voters must fill out and sign an application when they arrive to vote and the voter must provide proper identification.
65+ Voters or Disabled Voters
Georgia law does not require a reason to vote an absentee by-mail ballot, however, the law does extend special privileges to voters who provide certain reasons. These reasons benefit voters who use them when they apply for absentee by-mail ballots and make absentee by-mail voting even more convenient.
Voters who indicate the reason of 65+ or Disabled on the absentee by-mail request are eligible to submit one annual absentee by-mail ballot application that will be used for all elections in the calendar year. These voters must indicate the desire to receive all ballots when submitting the application, otherwise a separate application must be submitted for each election. Except, a separate application for an absentee by-mail ballot is always required for the presidential preference primary and special elections.
Military and Overseas Voters
The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) requires states to allow certain groups of citizens to register and vote absentee in elections for Federal offices. U.S. citizens may vote in the state where they last resided immediately prior to departing the United States, even though many years may have passed and the intent to return to that state may not be certain.
Each uniformed and overseas voter who submits an absentee by-mail ballot request will receive an absentee ballot through the next two regularly scheduled general elections for federal office.
The Federal Post Card Application(FPCA) is a form provided by federal law to permit members of the U.S. armed forces and merchant marines, their dependents, and U.S. citizens abroad to register to vote and request their absentee
ballot by mail. For more information about military and overseas voting, visit http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/military_and_overseas_voting2 and the Secretary of State’s website at http://www.sos.ga.gov/elections/.