Elections & Registration

THE PROCESS OF OPENING THE OUTER AND INNER ENVELOPES OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS WILL BEGIN ON JUNE 4TH AT 8:30 AM AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL COMPLETED. NO BALLOTS WILL BE SCANNED UNTIL 5:30 PM ON ELECTION NIGHT. THIS PROCESS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE EFFINGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS & REGISTRATION OFFICE AT 284 GA HIGHWAY 119 S, SPRINGFIELD. THIS PROCESS IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


ABSENTEE APPLICATIONS, REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS AND ABSENTEE BALLOTS CAN BE DROPPED IN OUR MAILBOX.

THE MAY 19, 2020 GENERAL PRIMARY & NON PARTISAN GENERAL ELECTION & SPECIAL ELECTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 9, 2020

-NOTICE-

ABSENTEE BALLOTS WERE MAILED BY A THIRD PARTY CONTRACTED BY THE STATE. INSTEAD OF A  WHITE ENVELOPE, THEY INCLUDED A WHITE SECRECY SLEEVE TO PUT YOUR BALLOT IN. YOU WILL FOLD YOUR BALLOT AND PUT IT INSIDE THE SLEEVE AND THEN PLACE  THE SLEEVE INSIDE THE YELLOW AND WHITE ENVELOPE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEAL THE SLEEVE.

WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR BALLOT

Absentee Ballot Instructional Video

ABSENTEE BALLOT FAQ’S

The Secretary of State’s Office sent out Absentee Ballot Applications to all Active registered Voters in the State to help encourage voters to vote by mail for the June 9, 2020 Election, due to COVID-19. Here are some frequently asked questions. If you still have questions please email our office at boe@effinghamcounty.org.

The March Election was the Presidential Preference Primary & ESPLOST. The May Election (which has been postponed until June 9th) is the General Primary & Non Partisan General Election and Special Election plus the March races.

  • I voted in March, why did I receive another application?
    • The application you received is for a separate election; the General Primary & Non Partisan General Election & Special Election.
  • If I am over 65 years old and or disabled and I already requested a ballot for March or May, do I need to complete another application?
    • No, if you marked that you were elderly or disabled you will automatically get your ballots for rest of this Election year.
  • If I already voted in March, what happened to my vote?
    • Your vote was secured and will be counted along with the votes for the June 9 Election. You will not get to vote for the Presidential race or the ESPLOST again.
  • If I voted Democratic in the March Election, can I vote Republican in the June Election?
    • Yes. You can vote either  Democratic, Republican or Non Partisan in the June Election.
  • If I did not vote in March can I vote in June?
    • Yes, anyone registered by May 11th can vote in the June 9th Election.
  • If I threw away my application, can I get another one?
  • I did not get an application, why not?
    • You may need to check your registration. CLICK HERE to check your information. You can update your registration until May 11th.
  • If I am requesting a ballot for someone else do I have to list a out of county address?
    • Yes, the ballot has to be mailed out of the County if being requested by someone other than the voter, unless the voter is disabled.
  • Where do I put my mailing address on the application?
    • In section 3. If you want to update your address permanently check the corresponding box.
  • How do I know if my application was received or the status of my ballot?
    • CLICK HERE  to login into My Voter Page, then click Absentee Ballot Status.



 

Our Mission Statement

To provide the citizens of Effingham County accurate, fair, and honest elections; to assist all citizens in the elections and registration process, while ensuring those who wish to participate in the democratic process are properly registered and understand the process to follow to cast their vote.

 

2020 TENTATIVE ELECTION CALENDAR

  1. PPP
  2. General Primary
  3. General Primary Runoff
  4. General Election
  5. GE Runoff (S/L)
  6. GE Runoff (Fed)

March 24, 2020--POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 19TH

 
DATES
TIMES
ADVANCED VOTING
(for locations see Absentee & Early Voting page)
N/A   
​ (M-F)
8:30 AM-5:00 PM
SATURDAY VOTING
​(for locations see Absentee & Early Voting page)
N/A
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
ELECTION DAY
(for polling places see Polling Locations & Precincts page)
N/A
7:00 AM-7:00 PM

CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR PROVISIONAL BALLOT STATUS

Call our office at 912-754-8030 or the Secretary of States Office at 1-844-537-5375

The Effingham County Board of Elections & Registration only handles County Elections. All the Municipalities in the County manage their own Elections. Please contact them regarding any questions you have about City Elections.
Guyton City Hall, Springfield City Hall, Rincon City Hall
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Please continue to check back with us for updated Election information.