Chatham County

Board of Registrars

Absentee Ballots for the August 11th, 2020 Democratic Primary Runoff Election MUST be returned to the blue exterior drop box or brought into the Board of Registrars office by 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in order to be counted.
Ballots must be in the possession of the Board of Registrars by 7:00 P.M. on August 11th, 2020 NOT JUST POSTMARKED.

GENERAL PRIMARY/NONPARTISAN RUNOFF ELECTION
(DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF ONLY)

Election Date: AUGUST 11, 2020
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 13, 2020

Prior to Election Day: Confirm your registration and poll location by calling Voter Registration at (912) 790-1520 or use the MY VOTER PAGE website at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov. Keep your residence and mailing address updated (by the voter registration deadline above) with the Voter Registration Office.

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL:

JUNE 30, 2020 – AUGUST 7, 2020
Mail out of absentee ballots began on June 30, 2020 and the last day an absentee ballot can be mailed out by our office is Friday, August 7, 2020. A request for an absentee ballot may be submitted by mail, email, fax or you may complete the application in person at our office. You must file a separate application for each election and run-off election for which you are requesting an absentee ballot; except if you are a voter who is over the age of 65, disabled, a military service member or spouse of a service member, or an overseas citizen (temporary or permanent) . Call Chatham County Voter Registration at (912) 790-1520 for further details. Absentee request forms can be accepted 180 days prior to an election.

EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING:

JULY 20, 2020 - JULY 31, 2020 (Monday - Friday)

LOCATION ADDRESS HOURS
Main Office 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E, Savannah 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

AUGUST 3, 2020 - AUGUST 7, 2020 (Monday - Friday)

LOCATION ADDRESS HOURS
Main Office 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E, Savannah 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pooler Recreation Park (Gym) 900 S Rogers St, Pooler 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Senior Judge of Superior Court of Chatham County appoints the Board of Registrars from a list of ten names submitted by the Grand Jury. The term length is four years. The Board's duties are to register voters properly, update the county voter files daily, conduct absentee mail-out voting, absentee early voting, issue voter photo ID and operate satellite early voting sites.

The Board of Registrars holds its meetings once a month on the fourth Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. at the office of Voter Registration, 1117 Eisenhower Dr, Suite E, Savannah, GA 31406. [Map & Directions] All meetings are open to the public. Timely notice of changes to regularly scheduled Board of Registrars meetings will be posted at the Office of Voter Registration, on this website and within the Savannah Morning News, not less than twenty-four (24) hours ahead of time.

My Voter Page

Board Members:

  • Colin McRae, Chairman
  • Wanda Andrews, Board Member
  • William L. Norse, Board Member
  • Jon Pannell, Board Member
  • Randolph Slay, Board Member

The Chatham County Voter Registration Objectives include:

  • Maintaining accurate master lists and preparing electors' lists before elections
  • Notifying electors of polling places when the county is reapportioned or a change is made in polling place
  • Performing purges (felons and deceased)
  • Voter identification
  • Mailing absentee ballots
  • Verifying petitions
  • Conducting high school and neighborhood registration

Top responsibilities:

  • Registration of voters
  • Maintaining the list of registered voters
  • Issuing absentee ballots
  • Disseminating information to public

Voter Education - Things to Know

Prior to Election Day — confirm your registration and poll location by calling Voter Registration at 912-790-1520 or use the website poll locator at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/. Keep your residence and mailing address updated with the Voter Registration Office.


Absentee Voting by Mail

Request for mail out absentee ballots may be submitted as early as 180 days prior to the Election. Requests may be submitted either by mail (P.O. Box 13757, Savannah GA 31416), fax (912-790-1519), scanned attachment sent via e-mail to voter@chathamcounty.org, or you may complete the application in person at our office. You must file a separate application for each election and run-off election for which you are requesting an absentee ballot; except if you are a voter who is over the age of 65 or disabled, a military service member, spouse of a military service member, or an oversees citizen (temporary or permanent). Please submit your application early. Call Chatham County Voter Registration at 912-790-1520 for further details.

Early in-person voting is available 21 days prior to the General Primary / Special Election. Any eligible registered voter desiring to early vote in advance during this period may do so in-person.

No reason is required for absentee early voting.