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How to Vote

First time voter checklist:

Follow this checklist and get prepared to go to the polls


About the in-person voting machines:

The voting system used in Georgia is Direct Recording Electronic (DRE). Click here to learn more about the newest system.

Absentee Ballot Process:

Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. Voted ballots must be received by Election Day in order to be counted.

You do not need to provide a reason to request an absentee ballot by mail. You may request an absentee ballot as early as 180 days before an election.

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST A GEORGIA ABSENTEE BALLOT
The last day to request an absentee ballot is
Friday before the election 10/30/2020

Absentee ballots may be returned through the mail or in person, but must be received by election day in order to be counted.

Common reasons why your Absentee ballot
may be rejected:

  • Completing your ballot incorrectly
    • Make sure you follow instructions on the color ink allowed
    • Avoid liquid stains
    • Make sure there are no random markings outside of the boxes
  • Failing to add signatures
    • Some absentee ballots require signatures on the envelopes or security pages
    • Ensure you sign everywhere you should before sealing your ballot
  • Using a different signature than normal
    • Some states verify that your signatures match what is on file
    • Do not use your a different signature than your what is one file
  • Mailing or turning in your ballot too late
    • Georgia requires the ballots to be in the election office by the date of the election
    • Each state has its own rules so make sure you check the deadlines connected to your state

Early voting options

Early voting (sometimes referred to as advanced voting) can help Georgia voters avoid crowds or find a time to vote that’s better for their schedules in the weeks prior to Election Day. Find out more at https://georgia.gov/early-voting  


Statesboro Campus – open to faculty, staff, and students who are registered to vote in Bulloch County.  This location was established to help provide an early option on campus so the student population in Bulloch County does not overwhelm the precincts on election day.  

  • Location:  Russell Union Ballroom Early Voting Option
    • October 20, 2020 – October 22, 2020; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Armstrong Campus – There will not be an early voting option on the Armstrong Campus.  There are locations near campus which provide a broader range of dates for faculty, staff and students interested in early voting.  

Closest Early Voting Option to the Armstrong Campus (2.1 miles)
For students on the Armstrong campus who need help getting to their voting location, remember that Chatham Area Transit system has a stop on Abercorn Street right in front of campus. For more information and routes, see https://www.catchacat.org/current-schedules/

  • Location:  Southwest Library, 14097 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31419
    • October 12, 2020 – October 16, 2020; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • October 19, 2020 – October 23, 2020; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • October 26, 2020 – October 30, 2020; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Liberty Campus – There will not be an early voting option on the Liberty Campuses.  There are locations near campus which provide a broader range of dates for faculty, staff and students interested in early voting.  

Closest Early Voting Option to the Liberty Campus (0.3 miles)

  • Location:  Main Office, 100 N. Main Street, Suite 1600, Hinesville, GA 31313
    • October 12, 2020 – October 16, 2020; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
    • October 19, 2020 – October 23, 2020; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • October 24, 2020; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
    • October 26, 2020 – 0ctober 30, 2020; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Last updated: 11/3/2020