Absentee by Mail

Apply for Absentee Ballot

If you would like to request an absentee ballot for an upcoming election, you will need to complete and return an absentee ballot application. Applications can be submitted up to 180 days prior to the election.

You must submit an absentee ballot application for each election you wish to receive an absentee ballot, unless you are over the age of 65, physically disabled, or a UOCAVA voter. If you fall under any of these categories, you can submit one application and receive a rollover ballot for the remaining elections to be held in that year. Please note the following:

  • You must check the appropriate box under the Exceptions Section on the application to be eligible to receive your rollover ballot. 
  • Rollover ballots are only good for one election year; you must resubmit a new absentee ballot application for each year you wish to receive ballots.
  • Special elections are not included in the rollover application. If you wish to receive a ballot by mail for a special election, you must complete an absentee ballot application specifically for that election.

You can download the absentee ballot application here, or you can contact the Lumpkin County Elections Office at elections@lumpkincounty.gov or 706-864-6279.


Submitting the Application

Once you have completed your absentee ballot application, you can submit the application in one of the four following ways:

  1.  In Person:

    Lumpkin County Elections Office
    56 Short Street
    Dahlonega, GA 30533

  2.  Mail:

    Lumpkin County Elections Office
    56 Short Street
    Dahlonega, GA 30533

  3.  Fax:

    706-864-0731

  4. Email:

    elections@lumpkincounty.gov

All absentee ballot applications must be received by the Elections Office no later than 5:00 PM on the Friday prior to Election Day.

You must submit the absentee ballot application to the elections office in the county where you are registered to vote. Please visit the Secretary of State's My Voter Page to determine the contact information for your county registrar.

Once our office has received and approved your application, your absentee ballot will be mailed to you. You can check the status of your absentee ballot at any time by visiting the My Voter Page.

Please note, per OCGA § 21-2-381 (a)(1)(D), except in the case of physically disabled electors residing in the county or municipality or electors in custody in a jail or other detention facility in the county or municipality, no absentee ballot shall be mailed to an address other than the permanent mailing address of the elector as recorded on the elector's voter registration record or a temporary out-of-county or out-of-municipality address. 


Submitting the Ballot

Once you have voted your ballot and completed the oath section on the outside of the yellow envelope, you can submit the ballot in one of the two following ways:

  1.  In Person:

    Lumpkin County Elections Office
    56 Short Street
    Dahlonega, GA 30533

  2.  Mail:

    Lumpkin County Elections Office
    56 Short Street
    Dahlonega, GA 30533

You cannot submit your voted ballot to our office electronically. 

All voted absentee ballots must be received by the Elections Office no later than 7:00 PM on Election Day. 

Voted absentee ballots cannot be received at the Park & Rec polling location on Election Day. You must return your voted ballot to the Lumpkin County Elections Office.