Chatham County

Board of Registrars

PUBLIC NOTICE:
Our office is currently closed to unrestricted public access due to the COVID-19 viral outbreak.
As a reminder, the MVP website is a very useful tool that allows you to do many of the things you may have previously come into our office for. Examples of these are: getting a precinct card, registering to vote, changing your name or address.
An appointment can be made to come into our office, only when absolutely necessary, by calling (912) 652-7175.

Due to mounting concerns over the Covid-19 Virus and the current State of Emergency, Secretary Raffensperger has moved the Presidential Preference Primary (and attached special elections) from March 24, 2020 to coincide with the State Primary scheduled for May 19, 2020.
All in-person absentee voting ended on Saturday March 14, 2020.
There will be no more in-person voting until in-person voting begins for the May 19, 2020 state primary in April.
Absentee by mail ballots can still be requested for the Presidential Primary through March 20, 2020 and all absentee ballots that are received by the deadline will be accepted as normal.

Number of Active Voters in Chatham County as of March 25, 2020: 202,496

Information Regarding New Voting Machines for Georgia

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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.