Elections & Registration
ELECTION INFORMATION HOTLINE: 706-310-3499
OFFICIAL ABSENTEE BALLOT DROP BOX FOR OCONEE COUNTY
IS LOCATED AT 10 COURT STREET WATKINSVILLE, GA 30677
DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE.
THE DROP BOX IS UNDER 24 HOUR SURVEILLANCE AND WILL BE
AVAILABLE FOR ABSENTEE BALLOT DROP OFFS UNTIL 7 P.M. ON
NOVEMBER 3, 2020 AT WHICH TIME IT WILL BE CLOSED.
ADVANCE VOTING INFORMATION
Advance Voting will be held ONLY at the Oconee County Civic Center
located at 2661 Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677
beginning Monday, October 12th thru Friday, October 30th.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 24th: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To check your Absentee Ballot Status, you may go to My Voter Page and put in your first inital, last name, county and date of birth to view your absentee ballot application or ballot status. Once you click "Click here for Absentee Ballot Status", you will see a screen similar to the one below with the date the application was received, the date the ballot issued and the date the ballot was received.
NOTICE TO VOTERS:
Please be advised that due to an error made by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office in its ballot instructions to the Oconee County Board of Elections, Brian Patterson, one of the candidates for District Attorney for the Western Circuit, was erroneously listed as an incumbent. There were 4,119 absentee ballots requested and issued to Oconee County voters that contained the error. Mr. Patterson is not the incumbent and should not have been listed as the incumbent on the ballot. Additionally, James Chafin was incorrectly listed as an independent on those same ballots and there should have been no party designation. All subsequent ballots and electronic voting machines will not list an incumbent in the race for District Attorney and the party designation for Mr. Chafin has been removed. The absentee ballots with the errors will not be reissued. Electors who received those ballots should use those ballots to cast their votes and should disregard the incumbency designation for Mr. Patterson and the party designation for Mr. Chafin.
ABSENTEE BY MAIL
You may request an absentee ballot online by visiting the Absentee Ballot by Mail Online Portal or by filling out an Absentee Ballot Application within 180 days of an election. You may submit the paper application after you print and sign it either via email to: email@example.com, by fax to 706-310-3486, or by mail to P O Box 958 Watkinsville, GA 30677. Once your ballot is mailed to you, you may return directly to our office at 10 Court Street Watkinsville, GA 30677 or use our 24-hour secure ballot drop box located directly outside of our office at 10 Court Street Watkinsville, GA or you can return by USPS to P O Box 958 Watkinsville, GA 30677 by 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Our next board meeting will be held on
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at
10 Court Street Watkinsville, Georgia.
All meetings will be live streamed on our Facebook page Oconee County Georgia Board of Elections.
The mission of the Elections and Registration Office is to register citizens of Oconee County to vote, to ensure that elections are free, impartial, fair, accurate, convenient and accessible to all voters, to encourage voter participation, to provide excellent customer service to voters, candidates and the media, and to help the public understand and follow all laws, rules and regulations set by Federal, State and Local Laws, as well as the State Election Board.
In addition to planning, organizing and conducting all county elections, the Oconee County Board of Elections and Registrations Office is responsible for recording the voter registrations of Oconee County citizens and verifying the legality of each voter. The Elections office is accountable for the accuracy and validity of elections and for abiding by all federal and state election codes.