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How to Vote Early or Absentee in the Dec. 1 DA Runoff

The runoff for Western Circuit district attorney is coming up quickly, and the process for requesting an absentee ballot is different than for the Jan. 5 statewide runoffs.

About 9,000 voters in Clarke County who voted absentee in the general election requested that a runoff ballot be sent to them automatically, according to Jesse Evans, chairman of the ACC Board of Elections. However, that only applies to the Jan. 5 runoffs for U.S. Senate and Public Service Commission.

All voters who wish to vote by mail in the Dec. 1 DA runoff between Democrat Deborah Gonzalez and independent candidate James Chafin must request a ballot from the ACC Board of Elections (not the Georgia Secretary of State’s office). Click here to request an absentee ballot. The deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 25. Note: In spite of the ballot’s instruction, the Board of Elections office says you do not have to choose a type of ballot.

Because the Board of Elections must receive the completed absentee ballot by 7 p.m. Dec. 1, it would be best to drop it off, rather than mail it back, to ensure that it arrives in time. Click here for a list of secure drop box locations.

In-person early voting starts Monday, Nov. 23 and runs through Nov. 25. Click here for a list of advance voting locations and hours.

Voting on Dec. 1 will be just like any other election day. Go to your regular precinct between 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Click here to find your polling location.

Oconee County voters can click here for information about early and absentee voting.