Fulton County Voters can Begin Requesting Absentee Ballots on Monday, August 16

blue background red and white text election news

Fulton County Voters can Begin Requesting Absentee Ballots on Monday, August 16

August 13, 2021
New procedures are now in place for voting by mail in Georgia.
The 2021 Absentee Ballot Application process opens for Fulton County residents on Monday, August 16, 2021 for the November 2 Municipal Elections. Absentee ballots provide the option to residents who need or prefer to vote by mail instead of in-person. Changes in state law have brought many changes to the absentee ballot process.

To assist with the absentee ballot application process, the Fulton Absentee Portal will open on Monday, August 16. The Secretary of State’s office will not have a portal in place for the November 2, 2021 Municipal Elections.

Those interested in an absentee ballot for the 2021 Election, will be able to 1) request an application, 2) download an application, and 3) return the completed application by accessing the Absentee Ballot Request Form on our website. Voters will also have access to the form through the Fulton Votes App.

To vote by absentee ballot in Fulton County, residents must first be registered to vote in Fulton County. To check your status, visit the Georgia My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

To complete the absentee ballot application, voters will need the:
• Name and date of the election
• Voter’s name
• Address where the voter is registered
• Voter’s date of birth
• Voter’s signature

New for this year, voters must include their Driver’s License number or Georgia ID number on their absentee ballot application. If they do not have either of these forms of ID, voters should follow instructions on the application for alternate forms of ID.

Signed and completed absentee ballot applications may also be returned to the:

By Mail: Fulton County Department of Registrations and Elections located at 130 Peachtree Street, Suite 2186 in downtown Atlanta for mail or hand-delivered applications.

By Email: elections.absentee@fultoncountyga.gov

All 2021 absentee ballots applications must be received by the Department of Registrations and Elections by Friday, October 22, 2021. This is an earlier deadline than previous years.

Voters must return their completed absentee ballots by 7 p.m. on Election Day. While Absentee Ballot Drop boxes will still be available, they will be located in eight Fulton County early voting locations and accessible from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. from October 12 to 29. Absentee ballots may also be returned to the Offices of the Department of Registration & Elections.

For more information, go to www.fultonelections.com.