Apply for Your Absentee Ballot: Paper Version

November 16, 2020

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Instructions to apply for an absentee ballot using a paper application

NOTE: It's a good idea to have someone else check your application to ensure that everything is filled out carefully BEFORE you send it off.

Step 1
Check your voter status. Go to acluga.org/check and follow the instructions. You MUST be a registered voter BEFORE applying for a mail-in absentee ballot application.


Step 2
Once you know that you are registered to vote, go to acluga.org/ballotapplication. Print it out.


Step 3
At the top left where it says Date of Primary, Election, or Runoff, write 01/05/2021.


Step 4
Where it says Voter Name, write in your First, Middle, and Last Name include a suffix (Sr, Jr, etc. if appropriate) THAT YOU USED WHEN YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE.

  • To locate that information, go to My Voter Page.
  • Locate the words MVP Login.
  • Fill out the boxes with * next to it. Click submit.
  • On the left side of the page will be your name and address you provided when you registered to vote.

Step 5
Where it says Permanent address on file with the county election office, write your address that you used when you registered to vote.


Include the name of the county where you registered to vote.

Step 6
Write your date of birth with numbers: MM/DD/YYYY.


Step 7
Include your phone number.


Step 8
Add your email address (if you have one).

Step 9
If someone is helping you to fill out your application, two areas must be filled out.  

The person helping needs to sign and date where it says Signature of person providing assistance. You, as the applicant, also need to complete the section that says Signature of person requesting ballot if not voter.

If you are filling out this application online, print it out and proceed to Step 10. 

Step 10
Sign the application.
 Be sure to sign it EXACTLY as you signed when you registered to voteor place your mark.

Step 11
Date the application using numbers. MM/DD/2020


Step 12
There are two ways to send in your application for a mail-in absentee ballot.

  • By email (free of charge)
  • By mailing it through the postal service (requires a postage stamp which costs 55¢)

1. By email

  • With a cell phone, take a photo of your completed and signed application OR with a computer printer, scan your completed and signed application.
  • Attach your application to a blank email to send to your county election office.
  • To find the email address for your county election office, go to acluga.org/CountyElectionOffice.
  • Use the dropdown box to find your county’s name and click.
  • The email address for your county election office will be on the left side of the page.
  • Copy and paste the email address into your email.
  • For the subject, type “Application for Ballot for (include your legal name).”
  • Click send.

2. By U.S. Postal Service
This requires you to put a 55¢ First-Class postage stamp on the envelope.

  • To find the postal address for your county election office, go to acluga.org/CountyElectionOffice.
  • Use the dropdown box to find your county’s name and click.
  • The postal address for your county election office will be on the left side of the page.
  • Address your envelope
    • _______ County Election Office
      Address
      City, GA  zip
  • Place a 55¢ First-Class postage stamp on the envelope.
  • Place in a mailbox.

NOTE: It's a good idea to have someone else check your application to ensure that everything is filled out carefully BEFORE you send it off.

Should you encounter any problems with this process, please contact us at voting@acluga.org.