Absentee By Mail

Absentee Voting by Mail - Civilians

Georgia voters do not need a reason for voting absentee by mail.  Request for Absentee by Mail Ballots can be made up to 180 days prior to an election.  To request an absentee ballot by mail please download and complete the Absentee By Mail for Civilians application.  Once completed you may return your ballot application in one of following ways:
  • Mail to Carroll County Elections & Registration P.O. Box 338, Carrollton, GA 30112
  • Personally deliver * Note, you ballot will be mailed to you. Ballots may not be picked up from the elections office.
  • Save the completed form and email to elections@carrollcountyga.com.
  • Fax completed application to 770-214-3594.


  1. Failure to complete the form will delay your application.
  2. Absentee by mail applications must be signed by the applicant. Electronic signatures are not acceptable.
  3. Absentee applications for the any election should be submitted by the Wednesday preceding the election to ensure ballot delivery.  The elections office cannot guarantee delivery of an absentee ballot for requests submitted after the Wednesday preceding the election.
  4. The last day for the elections office to receive an absentee application is the Friday before the election at 3:00pm.  Applications received after 3:00pm will not be processed.
  5. There is no voting of any kind on the Monday before Election Day.
  6. All absentee by mail ballots must be returned to the elections office by 7 pm on Election Day in order to be counted. Absentee by mail ballots dropped off at an Election Day Precinct will be rejected.  All Absentee by mail ballots must be turned in to the elections office by 7:00pm on Election Day. 
Military and Overseas (UOCAVA)
If you are a military or overseas citizen living outside the United States on Election Day, standard procedures apply to your voter registration and absentee ballot application.  However, there are federal provisions to expedite delivery of ballots to those who are members of the U.S. Armed Forces (Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard), Merchant Marines, Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. These provisions also apply to their family members, and those citizens who reside outside of the United States.
Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all primaries, runoffs, and general elections involving Federal candidates, and any other elections for which you are eligible, for a period extending through the next regularly scheduled general election.  Even if you are already registered to vote, you should use the FPCA to request absentee ballots.
Important Notices:
Military and overseas voters may choose to receive their ballots through Electronic Ballot Delivery (EBD). Indicate on your FPCA that you would like to receive your ballot through EBD and include a valid email address on the application.  You will receive an email that will include instructions on how to receive your ballot packet from MY VOTER PAGE. After completion, your packet must be mailed to your county elections office.