ATLANTA — If you haven’t received your absentee ballot and Election Day is nearing, you’ll have to vote in person to cast your ballot.
The Georgia’s Secretary of State’s office says you can cancel the absentee ballot by appearing in person before the registrar.
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"If you have not received an absentee ballot, or if you have returned the absentee ballot, but the registrars have not received the ballot, you may cancel the absentee ballot by appearing in person before the registrar or absentee ballot clerk and making a written request to have the ballot marked “cancelled.” After satisfying themselves as to your identity, the registrars or absentee ballot clerk shall grant the request and notify the managers of your precinct to permit you to vote in person at that precinct.
Canceled absentee ballots are handled in the same manner as those returned too late to be cast."
You can find your voting location here.
If you have an absentee ballot but have not returned it to a drop box, you have until 7 p.m. on Election Day to make it count. An interactive map of locations can be found here.
“Once the information on the oath envelope is verified, the registrar will compare your absentee ballot oath envelope to your voter registration card to verify your signature, as well as compare your signature on the ballot envelope with your signature on the absentee application. On Election Day, the ballot and the envelope are separated to ensure confidentiality of the ballot. This process, and the processing and counting of absentee ballots shall be open to the public. If the absentee ballot is challenged, and that challenge is upheld, the ballot remains in the envelope, is not counted, and the reason is indicated on the envelope.”
GEORGIA VOTER GUIDE:
- INTERACTIVE MAP: Where can I drop off my absentee ballot in metro Atlanta?
- What To Know About Voting in Person in Georgia
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