Absentee Ballot Packet Instructions & Returns

Absentee Ballot Packet Abseentee Ballot Packet

The Voter will receive with the Absentee Ballot

  • Privacy sleeve
  • Instructions
  • Return envelope


  • The voter will complete their ballot.
  • The voter should fold the privacy sleeve around their ballot. 
    • The voter is not required to seal the privacy sleeve. However, they can seal the privacy seal, if they would like. 
  • The voter will place the folded privacy sleeve with the ballot in the return envelope. 
    • The ballot will not be rejected, if the privacy sleeve is not included. 
  • Complete the oath on the return envelope and place it in the mail to the County Registrar’s office. 

Drop Box

On April 15, 2020, the State Election Board adopted Emergency Rule 83-1-14-0.3-.14 Secure Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes. This rule authorizes counties to deploy drop boxes that allows an additional way for absentee voters to deliver their absentee by mail ballots to county election offices. 

This Drop Box is located outside the Registrars Office at 117 E. Jackson St., Ste. A., Dublin, Ga 31021. Please be advised this location and drop box is under surveillance. 

OnDrop Boxly the following individual may possess or deliver an absentee ballot on behalf of a voter:

  • The Voter him or herself;
  • Voter’s mother, father, grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother, sister, spouse, son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law;
  • Individual residing in the same household as the voter; or
  • Caretaker of the voter with disabilities. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-385(a) 


Unauthorized possession of an absentee ballot violates Georgia law and is punishable by a fine up to $10,000, a term of imprisonment up to 10 years, or both. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-574

Willfully destroying, defacing or delaying the delivery of any ballot violates Georgia law and is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000, a term of imprisonment up to 1 year, or both. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-576