HOW TO CURE YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT**

This guide is meant to supplement, not replace, instructions you may receive from your county board of elections. if your county board of elections provides you with different instructions or a specific affidavit form to use, you should follow their instructions and use their form.
 

This affidavit is for a voter who forgot to sign their absentee ballot or whose signature on their ballot did not match the signature on their voter file. Follow these instructions in order for your ballot to count.

INSTRUCTIONS

IN ORDER FOR YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT TO COUNT, YOU MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:

 

  1. Complete and sign the affidavit.
  2. Make a copy of one of the following forms of identification (ID):
    • Georgia Driver's License
    • Valid photo ID card issued by any entity of the state of Georgia, any other state, or the U.S.
    • Valid U.S. Passport
    • Valid government employee photo ID
    • Valid U.S. military ID card with photo
    • Valid Tribal ID with photo
    • Current utility bill showing name and address
    • Current government check or paycheck showing name and address
    • Current government document showing name and address
    • Current bank statement showing name and address
  3. Return the completed affidavit and the copy of your identification (ID) to your county board of election by the close of business on January 8th. You can deliver these documents in person or by fax, email, or mail. Because of the short timeframe, we strongly recommend in person delivery, fax, or email. Phone numbers, email addresses, fax numbers, and other contact information for each county board of elections is available here.

 

THIS COMPLETED AFFIDAVIT AND IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY YOUR COUNTY BY THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, OR YOUR BALLOT WILL NOT COUNT.


COBB COUNTY

For Cobb County, ballot cure information can be emailed to absentee@cobbcounty.org or faxed to (770) 528-2458. Ballot cure information can be dropped off in person to the Cobb County Board of Elections and Voter Registration at 736 Whitlock Ave. NW, Suite 400, Marietta, GA 30064.

DEKALB COUNTY

For DeKalb County, ballot cure information can be emailed to absenteeballot@dekalbcountyga.gov OR voterreg@dekalbcountyga.gov or faxed to (404) 298-4038. Ballot cure information can be dropped off in person to the Dekalb County Board of Elections and Voter Registration at 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300, Decatur, GA 30032.

FORSYTH COUNTY

For Forsyth County, ballot cure information can be emailed to voter@forsythco.com or faxed to (770) 886-2825. Ballot cure information can be dropped off in person to the Cobb County Board of Elections and Voter Registration at 1201 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040.

FULTON COUNTY

For Fulton County, ballot cure information can be emailed to Rosalind.Davis@fultoncountyga.gov AND Elections.VoterRegistration@fultoncountyga.gov or faxed to (404) 612-3697. Ballot cure information can be dropped off in person to the Fulton County Board of Elections and Voter Registration at 130 Peachtree St SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta GA 30303.

GWINNETT COUNTY

For Gwinnett County, ballot cure information can be emailed to absentee@gwinnettcounty.com or faxed to 678-226-7208. Ballot cure information can be dropped off in person to the Gwinnett County Board of Elections and Voter Registration at 455 Grayson Hwy, Suite 200, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

For other counties, visit https://elections.sos.ga.gov/Elections/contactinfo.do for information for your county.

Be sure to follow this ballot cure process as soon as possible, but no later than 5 PM on Friday, January 8th. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please reach out to the voter protection hotline at (404) 955-7322.

 

**The ACLU of Georgia thanks the Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta (AAAJ-Atlanta), for this guide.