Absentee Voting

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Absentee Voting

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) Election

Georgia law allows residents to vote by absentee ballot, sometimes known as voting by mail.

Senate Bill 202 passed by the General Assembly in 2021 made many changes to the absentee ballot process, including new deadlines and ID requirements.


March 12, 2024, Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) Election

January 23, 2024
O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)
First day for the registrar to mail/ issue absentee ballot to eligible UOCAVA voters.
*Instant runoff ballots must also be included in UOCAVA ballot packet

February 12, 2024
O.C.G.A. § 21-2-224(a)
Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote

February 12, 2024
O.C.G.A. § 21-2-384(a)(2)
Earliest day for the registrar to mail an absentee ballot

February 19- March 8, 2024
AIP (Absentee In-Person) begins
Drop Box will be opened inside 7 Early Voting location during their hours of operation only:

March 1, 2024
O.C.G.A. 21-2- 381(a)(1)(A)
Last day to submit absentee ballot application



Voters must submit an absentee ballot application to request an absentee ballot.  

How to Complete Your Absentee Ballot Application

1. DEADLINE - March 1, 2024 - Last day to submit absentee ballot application for the Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) Election.


2. Complete the application including:

• the name and date of the election
• the voter’s name
• address where the voter is registered
• date of birth
• Your Driver’s License Number or other ID specified on the form (updated for 2021)
• the voter’s signature



Via Online

Click here for the online request.

Submit the application online using the Secretary of State’s website..

Via Email


To submit an absentee ballot application via email, attach the application as a .pdf or .jpg. The maximum file size is 5 MB to Elections.Absentee@fultoncountyga.gov. Only one application may be attached per email.

Via Fax

Via Mail
Fulton County Registration and Elections
Absentee Ballot Division
5600 Campbellton Fairburn Road, Fairburn, GA 30213


After you return your absentee ballot application, a ballot will be mailed to you.

After your ballot arrives in the mail, please complete it carefully following the provided instructions.

To be counted, your absentee ballot must be received by the Department of Registration & Elections by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

There are three ways to return your ballot.

By Mail
Mail your absentee ballot to 5600 Campbellton Fairburn Road, Fairburn, GA 30213

By Drop Box
Return your absentee ballot via Absentee Ballot drop box.
Drop boxes are accessible during early voting hours.
In Our Offices

Return to the Fulton County Department of Registration & Elections offices:
5600 Campbellton Fairburn Road, Fairburn, GA 30213

*You may not return your absentee ballot at your Election Day polling place.

For questions related to absentee ballots, call 404-612-7060, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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