2021 Absentee Voting

Request Absentee Ballot

When an election is held, a registered voter may apply for an Absentee Ballot via our online application, in person, fax, mail, or email. If applying online for an Absentee application, please follow the steps below:

  1. Download the application and print a copy to submit to the Election Superintendent. In addition, you must provide a physical signature or mark in Section Eight (8). Click to download the Application for Official Absentee Ballot for the November 2, 2021, Municipal General/Special Election.
  2. Absentee Ballot Applications will be accepted between September 1, 2021, and October 22, 2021, for the November 2, 2021, General/Special Election.
  3. You may apply for a ballot for a relative who is disabled or out of town, but the Ballot will be mailed directly to the voter. The person assisting the voter should provide a signature or mark in Section Ten (10) and Section Eleven (11).
  4. Send the completed application via:
  • Fax: (706) 859-0845
  • Email: awhite@summervillega.org
  • Mail: City of Summerville
    Attn: Angie White
    PO Box 180
    Summerville, Ga 30747
  • In-Person
    City of Summerville, City Hall
    120 Georgia Avenue
    Summerville, Ga 30747
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  1. Once the application for an Absentee Ballot is received and the voter information is verified, the Ballot will be mailed to your address beginning October 12, 2021. The Ballot must be returned to Summerville City Hall by Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. for your vote to count. Once the Ballot is returned to the Elections Superintendent, it can not be canceled.
  2. The last day to process an Absentee Ballot Application and mail an Absentee Ballot is Friday, October 22, 2021

 

Return an Absentee Ballot

Once you have received your Ballot and cast your vote, you may submit your Ballot via:

Mail:

The City of Summerville-Election Superintendent
PO Box 180
Summerville, GA 30747

In-Person:

Drop Ballot into the drop box located in the lobby of Summerville City Hall, 120 Georgia Ave, Summerville, Ga 30747. City Hall is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Election Superintendent must receive your completed Ballot by 7:00 p.m. on November 2, 2021, for your vote to be counted.

S.B. 202

A blank application for an absentee ballot shall be made available online by the  Secretary of State and each election superintendent and registrar, but neither the  Secretary of State, election superintendent, board of registrars, other governmental entity, nor employee or agent thereof shall send absentee ballot applications directly to any elector except upon request of such elector or a relative authorized to request an absentee ballot for such elector. No person or entity other than a relative authorized to request an absentee ballot for such elector or a person signing as assisting an illiterate or physically disabled elector shall send any elector an absentee ballot application that is prefilled with the elector's required information set forth in this subparagraph. No person or entity other than the elector, a relative authorized to request an absentee ballot for such elector, a person signing as assisting an illiterate or physically disabled elector with his or her application, a common carrier charged with returning the ballot application, an absentee ballot clerk, a registrar, or a law enforcement officer in the course of an investigation shall handle or return an elector's completed absentee ballot application. Handling a completed absentee ballot application by any person or entity other than as allowed in this subsection shall be 21 SB 202/AP S. B. 202 - 40 -  a misdemeanor. Any application for an absentee ballot sent to any elector by any person or entity shall utilize the form of the application made available by the  Secretary of State and shall clearly and prominently disclose on the face of the form.