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Absentee Voting

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Request Absentee Ballot

When an election is held, any registered voter may apply for an Absentee Ballot via our online application. Once the application is printed, the below steps should be followed:

  1. Confirm the information is correct for all applicable fields and sign.  You must provide a physical signature  or mark in Section Six(6).
  2. You may apply for a ballot for a relative who is disabled or out of town, but that ballot will be mailed directly to the voter.  The person providing assistance should provide a signature or mark in Section Seven(7).
  3. Send in the completed application via:
    • Fax: 770-528-2458 or 770-528-2519
    • Mail:
      Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration
      P.O. Box 649
      Marietta, GA 30061-0649
      If using a shipping service that doesn't deliver
      to a P.O. Box, use the office address:
          736 Whitlock Avenue NW, Suite 400
           Marietta, GA 30064
    • In-Person:
      Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration Office
      736 Whitlock Avenue, Suite 400
      Marietta, GA 30064
    • Email[email protected]

Submit Absentee Ballot

  1. After the Elections Office has received, reviewed and verified your Absentee Ballot Application, an Absentee Ballot will be mailed to your address. 
  2. Once you have received the Ballot and cast your vote,
    submit the Ballot via:
     
    • Mail:
      Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration
      P.O. Box 649
      Marietta, GA 30061-0649
      If using a shipping service that doesn't deliver
      to a P.O. Box, use the office address:
          736 Whitlock Avenue NW, Suite 400
           Marietta, GA 30064
    • In-Person  at the Cobb County Elections and Registration Office, until 7PM ET Election Day:
       
  3. The Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration Office must receive your ballot by 7PM ET Election Day.
  4. Once a ballot has been received by the Elections and Registration Office, it can no longer be cancelled.

Military and Overseas Citizen Voters

Can You Vote Absentee?

In order to vote in U.S. elections you must be:

  • a U.S. citizen
  • at least 18 years old
  • be absent from your voting residence

You may vote absentee if you are:

  • an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine;
  • an eligible spouse or family member of an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine; or
  • a U.S. citizen residing outside the U.S.

For military and overseas citizens, download the Federal Post Card Application.

Additional information and voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens can be found at the Federal Voting Assistance Program website

New Guide

The State of Georgia has a new Absentee Voting Guide to assist registered voters with our absentee voting process. Please feel free to  download the voting guide via this link.

Track Your Ballot

Review mailed and accepted status
Review issued, received and accepted status

Absentee Ballot FAQs

Is the Issue Date the day my ballot was mailed?

No. the Issue Date is the day we processed the application and requested that a ballot be mailed. The ballots are being printed on demand, packaged and mailed by a vendor. The vendor receives a file of issue requests twice a week, so it may take up to two weeks from the Issue Date for you to receive the ballot in the mail. This process will continue until October 16, after which Cobb Elections staff will resume the duties of packaging and mailing the ballots.

How much postage is required to return a voted ballot through the mail?

One Forever 55¢ stamp is sufficient for all ballot packages, except in Gwinnett County which requires 70¢ postage. If you have any further questions or concerns involving postage, we recommend that you contact your local Post Office.

How do I know my Absentee Ballot was counted?

By tracking your Absentee Ballot, you will see when the ballot is received by the Elections Office. Once the ballot has a received date, it has been accepted for counting. All ballots received by 7PM EST on Election Day will be counted. Make sure that you have signed the oath on the outer envelope so your ballot can be counted.

Cancel Your Ballot

If you desire to cancel your Absentee Ballot, please print and complete the Affidavit of Cancelled Absentee Ballot. Please note, once ballot has been received by the Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration Office, it can no longer be cancelled.

Complete the form filling out the appropriate fields and confirming a physical signature is provided. An electronic/typed signature will not be accepted.

Submit this form via:

  • Fax: 770-528-2458 or 770-528-2519
  • Mail:
    Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration
    P.O. Box 649
    Marietta, GA 30061-0649
    If using a shipping service that doesn't deliver
    to a P.O. Box, use the office address:
        736 Whitlock Avenue NW, Suite 400
         Marietta, GA 30064
  • In-Person:
    Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration Office
    736 Whitlock Avenue, Suite 400
    Marietta, GA 30064
  • Email[email protected]