2022 Absentee Ballot Application

A person may cast an absentee ballot in person at the registrar's office at least 21 days prior to any general primary or general election without a declared reason.


Important Information for Military & Overseas Voters

Due to the passage of Senate Bill 202 (SB202) by the Georgia General Assembly in March 2021, voters are now required to put their birth date AND Georgia Driver's License or State ID Card number on the absentee ballot application.

In the event that you are a military or overseas voter who has neither one of these numbers, the new law requires you to submit a copy of one of the following documents as proof of your identity with your application form:

Identification with your photograph:

  • U.S. Military identification card
  • Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. government, Georgia state government, or Georgia county, municipality, board, authority, or any other entity of the state of Georgia.
  • Georgia voter identification card
  • United States passport
  • Tribal identification card

Documents that show your name and address:

  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Other government document

Please call 912-790-1520 with questions or email voter@chathamcountyga.gov


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 78 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 absenteeballots@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.

Advanced Voting begins three weeks prior to General and Special Elections.

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.