Below is a list of the offices included in January 5th Run-off:
- U.S. Senators (2)
- U.S. House of Representatives
- Public Service Commissioners (3)
- State Senators
- State House of Representatives
- District Attorney
- Clerk of Superior Court
- Tax Commissioner
- Chair, Board of Commissioners
- Board of Commissioners, Districts 1, 3
- Board of Education, Districts 1, 3, 5
- Judge, Superior Court (6)
- Judge, State Court (4)
- Judge, Probate Court
- Chief Magistrate
***IMPORTANT ELECTION UPDATES***
(Steve Toggerson, modified JYR_11/8/2020)
If you are concerned about the status of your absentee ballot, please take the time to read this. Below are important points to help you make an informed decision about how to vote.
1) Absentee ballot applications are processed and mailed from local counties, with fewer mail delays. No ballots will be mailed to anyone prior to the week of [not yet known].
2) The “Issued Date” in MVP is almost never the actual mailing date. If you want to know the date your ballot was actually mailed, visit https://georgia.ballottrax.net
3) When should you start being really concerned your ballot isn’t coming? Probably two to two and a half weeks after the mailing date (NOT the issued date). If it is December 28th and your ballot still hasn’t arrived, and you requested it more than two weeks prior, assume that it won’t show up and vote early in person or on Election Day.
4) Understand that if you decide to cancel your absentee ballot and go vote early in person, and you have NOT received your absentee ballot and cannot bring it with you, there is a much more significant
process to go through to cancel your ballot and vote in person. The poll workers must contact the county elections office by phone, get your ballot cancelled, have you sign an affidavit, and then vote. The phone call alone could take 5-10 minutes in the best of circumstances. Counties will already be overwhelmed due to Covid and huge voter turnout. You will be holding up others from voting by going through this process unnecessarily. If there are many people in line trying to cancel their ballots, the delays during early voting could be significant.
5) Turnout will be massive for this election. It is imperative that early voting be able to proceed without significant delays. Voting absentee takes some of the strain off early voting and Election Day voting.
6) When you get your ballot, return it to a drop box or to your county election office in person if at all possible. Avoids postal delays. Drop boxes will close at 7PM on January 5th. Your ballot must be in by then. A list of drop boxes can be found at https://faq.georgiavoter.guide/.../absentee-ballot-drop
7) It may still take several days or more for your ballot to show up as received and accepted in MVP and Ballottrax. There are going to be A LOT of ballots for counties to process. Yours will not be instantly
marked as received especially if you live in a large county.
8) Georgia counties will start scanning absentee ballots two weeks prior to Election Day. There will be some absentee ballot results on election night, but not all of them.
9) We need to be careful of making voting decisions out of unneeded panic. Canceling absentee ballots left and right to vote in person can cause more chaos than it solves.
10) If you need help requesting or completing an absentee ballot, step-by-step instructions around the whole process can be found here: https://faq.georgiavoter.guide/.../voting-absentee-by-mail
WEBSITES TO KNOW
- Check status
- Election districts
- Sample ballot
- Track absentee ballot
- Early voting locations
- Poll location
Or call the Gwinnett Board of Elections at 678-226-7210
Quick Reference Guide, click here.