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It’s easy to request a vote by mail ballot. A request for a vote by mail ballot is election specific. The application is only valid for one election, unless the voter is disabled or of advanced age. If a voter is unable to vote in person because of physical disability or is 75 years of age or older, they can mark the designated box on the absentee ballot application in order to receive a ballot for all elections for that year except in the case of a Presidential Preference Primary or any Special Election. In those cases, a separate and distinct application must be made for each election.
A new application must be submitted each year. Georgia does not have a permanent absentee voter status. Georgia Election Law O.C.G.A. 21-2-381(G)
It is a paid volunteer position, poll workers are paid for service. Election Day poll worker is a Per Diem position with Carroll County and does not include any benefits (for example: health insurance, paid sick leave, annual leave, paid holidays). The rates are : Poll Mangers - $195.00, Assistant Poll Manager - $155.00, and Clerks - $125.00. If a poll worker must leave during the Election Day due to illness or emergency, the pay will be prorated to the number of hours worked.
All poll workers must report to their assigned polling place by 6:00am on Election Day and remain on duty until the polls have closed and all paperwork is completed. The poll manager and one assistant manager must accompany ballots and memory cards back to the Carroll County Elections office after all the poll activities have been completed. All poll workers should anticipate a minimum 14 hour day, which may include a lot of standing or sitting in one position.
Yes, you have to work all day! Poll workers must be sworn in at the beginning of each Election Day. Once you have been sworn in at the polling place, you are not allowed to leave until all Election Day activities have been completed. If a poll worker must leave during the Election Day due to illness or emergency, their pay will be prorated to the number of hours worked.
All poll officers and poll workers shall be trained in all aspects of state and federal law applicable to conducting elections prior to each election. No poll officer or poll worker shall serve at any election unless they have received training.
Those who complete training but then do not work, for any reason on Election Day, will not receive pay.
Your Poll Manager will contact you with dates and times of training classes.
Yes. Regardless of how many times a person as worked as a poll worker, all poll workers are required by law to receive training before each election.
No. Poll workers are required to vote prior to Election Day if they are not working their home precinct should either vote early in person up to 21 days before the election at the Elections Office or absentee by mail up to 45 days prior to the election. Please visit the Early Voting or Absentee by Mail sections of Elections webpage for additional information, including forms, for absentee by mail voting.
No. Some precinct workers bring potluck while others bring their own food and snacks. The Poll Manager should coordinate with all poll officials about the issue of food. Election day poll workers are not allowed to leave the precinct to get food, please plan accordingly.
Poll workers are required to follow the smoking policy of each polling place facility. Some polling place facilities do not allow smoking on the premises. Any scheduled breaks are determined by the Poll Manager.
Carroll County Payroll issues checks by mail on a bi-weekly schedule. Please allow three weeks from the election date for mail delivery. If you do not receive your paycheck within three weeks, contact Carroll County Payroll and not the Elections office.
PR - Your name could not be found on the list of voters where you went to vote. This usually happens because you did not register by the voter registration deadline or you moved and did not update your address by the voter registration deadline. OP - You go to the wrong polling place to vote. Between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm, if you are at the wrong Carroll County polling place you are required to go to your assigned polling place. After 6:00 pm if you are at the wrong Carroll County polling place you will be offered a provisional ballot. If you vote at the wrong Carroll County polling place your ballot will only be partially counted for the races in which you are eligible to vote. PI - You do not have one of the acceptable forms of Photo ID. For your provisional ballot to count, provide ID as directed on your Provisional Ballot Pin Code Receipt. Acceptable forms of ID are provided to you at the time you cast a provisional ballot. EH - A court ordered polling place to stay open late, and you voted during this time. When a court issues an order like this, all voters who vote during extended hours must vote a provisional ballot. As long as the court order is upheld, your provisional ballot will count. CH - Your right to vote was challenged by another elector at the polling place. You will be provided instructions by a poll worker to resolve the challenge. Other reasons for voting provisional ballots: * Official records show the voter received an absentee ballot for this election or voted in person in this election; however, if the voter believes this is an error and poll officials can't reach the Elections Office for immediate resolution, you will be required to vote a provisional ballot. * Voter is at the correct precinct however, disputes district assignment and poll officials can't reach the Elections Office for immediate resolution. You will be issued a provisional ballot for the district you believe you should be assigned to. The Elections Office shall examine the information contained on such documents provided by the provisional voter and make a good faith effort to determine whether the person casting the provisional ballot was entitled to vote in the primary, election, or district.
Residence address: 1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30118Mailing address: P.O. Box # assigned to you by UWG Mail Services, Carrollton, GA 30118.
If you do not include your mailing address you will not receive your precinct card mailed to you from the Georgia Secretary of State nor will you be able to receive important correspondence from the elections office. University Mail Service will not deliver mail on campus without a Post Office box number.
Do not send your absentee request to the Carroll County office unless you are registered to vote in Carroll County.