There is a very limited window for absentee voting in the December 6, 2022 runoff election, so anyone who is physically able to vote in person during Early Voting or on Election Day should do so. If absentee voting is the only way you can cast your ballot, request your absentee ballot immediately. Because of how late ballots will be sent to voters, you should plan to return your absentee ballot in person to your county elections office or a drop box in your county. Call or text the Voter Protection Hotline at 888-730-5816 if you have any questions or need assistance.


If you have a printer at home, you can download and print an application here. If you don’t have a printer, you can request an absentee ballot application from your county board of elections. Fill out the application and submit it to your county elections office via email, fax, in-person drop-off, or mail.

  • Step 1: Complete Application
    • Make sure to complete every section marked as required, including the date of the election (12/06/2022) as well as your name, date of birth, the address where you are registered to vote, and your Driver’s License or State ID number. 
      • If you do not have this ID information, you can attach a copy of another acceptable form of ID (listed on the application).
    • Don’t forget to fill in your phone number and email on line 6 so the elections office can call you if there are issues with your application. 
    • Don’t forget to print your voter name in Section 2 and in Section 9 on the second page.
    • You must print out and sign the application by hand using a pen. 
  • Step 2: Submit Application
    • Return your signed application to your county elections office. Find your county elections office’s contact information at this website. There are three options for returning your application:
      • Email (recommended): Scan or take a picture of the application and email it to your county elections office.
      • Fax: Fax the application to your county elections office
      • Drop off: Drop off the application in person at your county elections office during business hours.
      • Mail: Mail the application to your county elections office.
  • Step 3: Verify
    • Verify that your application was received and accepted by going to your My Voter Page. It may take a few days for your application to be processed. If it’s not up within a week, check back with your county elections office

Ballots will start being mailed before Thanksgiving. When you receive your ballot, complete it and return it right away!

Absentee Voting FAQs

If a voter has physical disability or is unable to read English, can they receive assistance to complete their ballot?

Yes. If the voter is physically disabled or illiterate, an assistant may complete the application with the voter.

  • A disabled or illiterate voter may receive assistance from anyone other than an employer, a union official, or a candidate (or relative or representative of the foregoing). The person providing assistance must sign the oath on the absentee ballot application.
  • If a voter does not speak English, an English speaker can provide them with directions so long as the voter fills out the form themselves following those directions.

If a voter is physically disabled or temporarily residing out of the county, can someone apply for their ballot on their behalf?

Yes. A family member may apply on behalf of a voter (i.e., the voter does not have to be present and sign the application), if the voter is physically disabled or temporarily residing out of the county.

  • “Family member” means mother, father, grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, spouse, son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law over the age of 18.
  • If a family member is completing the application on behalf of a voter, the family member should complete and sign section 11 of the application and section 8 of the application should be left blank.

For any questions or problems voting, call or text the Voter Protection Hotline for assistance at 888-730-5816.

Need assistance?
Call anytime.

Georgia Voter Protection Line


Democratic Party of Georgia

Help us elect Democrats in Georgia.