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Absentee Voting

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Request Absentee Ballot

Any registered voter may apply for an Absentee Ballot using one of the following:

A Georgia State of Secretary website 
that does not require printing the application

via this website submitted following the below steps

  1. 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).
  2. After printing the application, confirm the information is correct for all applicable fields and sign.  You must provide a physical signature  or mark in Section Six(6).
  3. Send in the completed application via:
    1. Fax: 770-528-2458 or 770-528-2519
    2. Mail:
      Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration
      P.O. Box 649
      Marietta, GA 30061-0649
    3. In-Person:
      Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration Office
      736 Whitlock Avenue, Suite 400
      Marietta, GA 30064
    4. Email[email protected]
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Customize Your Absentee Ballot Application

After submitting your personal information, download the PDF form to print it, fill in the required information, sign with a blue or black pen*, and send it in for processing.

 

*DIGITAL / ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Submit Absentee Ballot

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  1. After the Elections Office has received, reviewed and verified your Absentee Ballot Application, an Absentee Ballot will be mailed to your address. Absentee Ballots will begin to be mailed on September 15, 2020.
  2. Once you have received the Ballot and cast your vote, submit the Ballot via:
    1. Mail:
      Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration
      P.O. Box 649
      Marietta, GA 30061-0649
    2. In-Person at these Official Ballot Drop Box locations available 24/7 until 7PM ET on  November 3, 2020 :
    Area Drop Box Location

    CENTRAL

    Cobb County Elections and Registration
    736 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta

    Cobb County Animal Services
    1060 Al Bishop Dr., SW, Marietta

    NORTHWEST

    West Cobb Regional Library
    1750 Dennis Kemp Ln NW, Kennesaw

    North Cobb Regional Library
    3535 Old 41 Hwy NW, Kennesaw

    NORTH

    Cobb Fire Station 8
    2380 N. Cobb Pkwy, Kennesaw

    Gritters library
    880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta

    NORTHEAST

    Mountain View Library 
    3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta

    EAST

    East Cobb Government Service Center
    4400 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta

    Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center
    2051 Lower Roswell Rd. Marietta

    SOUTHEAST

    Windy Hill Community Center
    1885 Roswell St SE, Smyrna

    Cobb County Fire Station 4
    1901 Cumberland Pkwy SE, Atlanta

    SOUTH

    South Cobb Government Service Center
    4700 Austell Rd, Austell

    South Cobb Recreation Center
    875 Riverside Pkwy,  Austell

    South Cobb Regional Library 
    805 Clay Street, Mableton

    SOUTHWEST

    Powder Springs Library    
    4181 Atlanta Street, Powder Springs

    WEST

    Cobb County Fire Station 13
    4640 Dallas Hwy, Marietta

  3. The Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration Office must receive your ballot by 7PM ET Election Night.
  4. Once a ballot has been received by the Elections and Registration Office, it can no longer be cancelled.

Ballot Drop Boxes FAQs

How do I know the Drop Box is an Official Cobb County Absentee Ballot Drop Box?

Cobb County’s Ballot Drop Boxes are posted with legally-required signage stating who can transport another person’s ballot.  The distinctive red, white and blue paint design and lettering affirm that it is an Official Cobb County Absentee Ballot Drop Box

Are these Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes secure and under surveillance?

Yes. All 16 Ballot Drop Boxes are located outside Cobb County government facilities and are securely fastened to the concrete. They are a secure design made specifically to accept and secure ballots. The boxes are structurally designed to minimize tampering or removal of ballots and they are all under video surveillance 24 hours per day.

How do I insert my ballot into the Absentee Ballot Drop Box?

The voter will need to push the metal door directly under “Insert Ballot” and insert one ballot at a time. There is a ballot-sized slot for the ballot to fit into. The ballot should not be folded and put into the slot; it will not fit.

When are the ballots removed from the Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes?

The Ballot Drop Boxes are emptied as required by law. Prior to the second Monday before Election Day, the ballots must be collected at least once every 72 hours. Beginning on the second Monday before Election Day and up until 7pm on Election Day, the ballots must be collected at least every 24 hours. 

Who is responsible for removing the ballots from the Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes?

Two sworn County Elections Employees empty and secure the ballots. Pick up times and ballot counts are tracked on daily ballot transfer sheets. The ballots are brought to our off-site office and processed. 

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

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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
  • In-Person:
    Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration Office
    736 Whitlock Avenue, Suite 400
    Marietta, GA 30064
  • Email[email protected]