Absentee voting by mail for "Super Tuesday," the March 6 presidential preference primary, began this weekend. Alpharetta and Milton voters can request an absentee ballot through Friday, March 2.
Those absentee ballots must be returned by Georgia residents to the Fulton County Registration and Elections office by the close of polls on election day, March 6.
Absentee ballots cast by overseas and military voters must be postmarked on or before March 6, but will be accepted until the end of business on March 9. Voters don't have to provide a reason when asking for an absentee ballot.
Voters can get an absentee ballot request form from Secretary of State Gary Kemp’s website: sos.ga.gov. The form must be completed and returned to the voter’s county election office. County election office personnel can also provide absentee ballot request forms.
For President of the United StatesRepublican Democrat
(Withdrawn from race)
(Withdrawn from race) Gary Johnson
(Withdrawn from race, running as Libertarian) Ron Paul Rick Perry
(Withdrawn from race) Buddy Roemer Mitt Romney Rick Santorum
Not registered to vote yet? No worries, you've got through Monday, Feb. 6 to register. Voter registration forms are available on the Secretary of State’s website.
In-person advance voting for the 2012 presidential preference primary will begin Monday, Feb. 13.
Secretary Kemp reminded voters to utilize the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page (MVP) voter education website before participating in the presidential preference primary. The MVP website allows voters to view their sample ballot, find the in-person advance voting locations in their county and their Election Day polling location, check their registration status, track the status of their absentee ballot, and more.
The Secretary of State’s Office has created two tutorial videos that specifically address absentee ballot voting options for Georgia’s military and overseas citizens. To view these videos please visit the Secretary of State’s website, or find them attached to this article.
To obtain a presidential primary ballot electronically, Georgia’s military and overseas citizens must request an absentee ballot from their county election office, be sure to indicate a political party preference, and check the appropriate box to receive their ballot electronically. They can then log on to a secure website, print and vote their ballot, and then mail it back to their county election office. Further, military and overseas voters may receive access to absentee ballots for an entire year’s election cycle, removing the need to submit multiple ballot requests.