Elections & Registration

BOARD OF ELECTIONS - BOARD MEETINGS

The next scheduled Board Meeting will be held on 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at the 

Board of Elections office at 10 Court Street Watkinsville, Ga. 30677



ABSENTEE BY MAIL

You may request an absentee ballot by filling out an Absentee Ballot Application. Please read the application carefully and complete all required sections.  

Failure to provide accurate information may delay processing your application.

Voters can submit an absentee ballot application no earlier than 78 days or less than 11 days prior to the date of the primary or election, or runoff. • To be timely received, an application for an absentee-by-mail ballot must be received by the board of registrars or absentee ballot clerk no later than 11 days prior to the primary, election, or runoff.

You may submit the paper application after you print, fill out and sign it via email to: absentee@oconee.ga.us, 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 by handing to an employee.  You may also place inside the absentee ballot drop box located inside of our office during the times for Advance Voting or you can return by USPS to P O Box 958 Watkinsville, GA 30677 by 7 p.m. on Election Day

To check your Absentee Ballot Status, you may go to My Voter Page and put in your first initial, last name, county and date of birth to view the status of your absentee application or ballot.  Once you click "Click here for Absentee Ballot Status", you will see a screen with the date the application was received, the date the ballot issued and the date the ballot was received.



CHECK PROVISIONAL BALLOT STATUS

You can check the status of your ballot on the Secretary of State’s website: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do or by contacting the Oconee County Board of Elections and Registration at (706)769-3958, 

using the information you were given at the polling place.



Mission
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.

Responsibilities
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. 

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