Nov. 19 is last day to request an absentee ballot for runoff election

Friday, Nov. 19 is the last day to request an absentee ballot for the Habersham County District 5 commissioner runoff election.

Georgia’s new voting laws require that absentee ballots must be requested up to 11 days prior to an election. If you are requesting an absentee ballot for the runoff, make sure you do so before 5 p.m. tomorrow.

Those 65 or older and those who are disabled who voted absentee in the Nov. 2 special election will automatically receive a runoff ballot, according to Habersham County Election Supervisor Laurel Ellison. Anyone else who voted absentee will have to request a runoff mail-in ballot if they plan to vote absentee again.

Voters may request an absentee ballot through the Habersham County Elections Office by calling 706-839-0170 or by visiting the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page. Online applications may be returned by mail, fax, email, or in person at the elections office.

The deadline for returning absentee ballots is 7 p.m. on election night, November 30. Absentee ballots can be dropped off at the Habersham County Elections Office, located in the basement of the Habersham County Administration Building.

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