Election officials have so far accepted a total of 529,000 absentee ballot applications for the Aug. 11 runoff. By comparison, over 1.6 million voters requested absentee ballots in the initial primary.
Five states automatically mail ballots to all eligible voters: Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Three weeks of early voting starts Monday for the runoff election, which includes races for the U.S. House, the General Assembly, district attorneys, sheriffs and judges.
Voters can apply for absentee ballots, find voting locations and review sample ballots on the state’s My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.
How to vote absentee in Georgia’s runoff
- Voters over 65, disabled, overseas or in the military will be sent absentee ballots automatically if they checked a box on their ballot applications before the June 9 primary.
- All Georgia voters are eligible to request absentee ballots by filling out a form and returning it to election officials.
- Absentee ballot request forms can be mailed, emailed, faxed or delivered in person to county election offices.
- Request forms can be downloaded from the secretary of state’s website or the My Voter Page.
- Addresses and contact information for county election offices can be found on the secretary of state’s website.
- Some counties have set up drop boxes where voters can deliver their absentee ballots.
- Absentee ballots will be counted if they’re received by county election officials by 7 p.m. on election day Aug. 11.