Board of Registrars and Elections


Logic and Accuracy Testing Schedule
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Stephens County Electors

Please note that voting for the November 2022 General Election will expand into the gym connected to the Senior Center, so as to adhere to machinery compliance requirements as set forth by Georgia Law. Please contact Elections Supervisor Krista Terry with any questions or concerns. Thank you.


We’re Hiring!

The deadline to apply to be a Stephens County Elections Poll Worker for 2022 Midterm Election is September 28, 2022.

WE ARE HIRING POLL WORKERS! If you are someone interested in being an active part of upholding our democracy with integrity and efficiency, please apply!


Logic & Accuracy Testing

The Stephens County Elections Office shall conduct Logic and Accuracy testing at the Stephens County Historic Courthouse on all BMDs, ICPs, and Poll Pads to be used for the November 2022 General Election beginning at 9AM on Monday, September 26, 2022 and continue henceforth until the completion of same. Said testing is open and observable to members of the public. Electors may call 706-886-8954 or email krista@stephenscountyga.gov for further information.


Absentee Ballot Application Notice

Please be advised that the earliest date that an elector may submit an absentee ballot application for the November 8, 2022 General Election is August 22, 2022. Additionally, the last date to apply for an absentee ballot application is October 28, 2022. Any absentee ballot application for the November 8, 2022 General Election that is received outside of this window shall be rejected accordingly. Georgia Law states that an absentee ballot application shall be received no sooner than 78 days before an election date and no later than 11 days prior to the same election.


Absentee By-Mail Opt-In Status

Those that are eligible, meaning 65 years or older or disabled, may “opt-in” to receive absentee ballots for a full calendar year. Those individuals must mark “opt-in” as well as mark the reason that they are eligible to opt-in. At least one absentee ballot application must be filled out per calendar year before the first election you intend to vote in for that year even if you opted in in a prior year.


Drop Box Notice

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 21-2-382 C (1), a drop box that’s purpose is to collect absentee ballots shall be placed at the location of advanced voting for all elections and shall only be open for the days and times during which advanced voting is conducted.


An Absentee Ballot Reminder

Please bear in mind that absentee ballots sent via mail must be received by the Elections Office by 7PM on Election Day in order for them to be counted in the election totals. Any ballots received after this time will be rejected even if they are postmarked for Election Day or earlier.


2022 Redistricting

Voters in Stephens County are not affected by redistricting at this time in terms of voting location, as Stephens County only has one voting precinct. Should any changes be made regarding precincts/voting locations in the future, proper notice shall be given to the public.


Useful Links

Register to Votehttps://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/welcometoga.do?#no-back-button

Voter Cancellation – https://sos.ga.gov/sites/default/files/2022-06/Voter%20Registration%20Cancellation%20Form.pdf

Employment Applicationhttps://stephenscountyga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Stephens-Georgia-County-Board-of-Commissioners-Employment-Job-Application.pdf

Open Records Requestshttps://stephenscountyga.gov/open-records-request/#:~:text=An%20Open%20Records%20Request%20should,from%20disclosure%20under%20the%20law.

Election Info – https://sos.ga.gov/page/elections-faq

My Voter Pagehttps://mvp.sos.ga.gov/s/

Absentee Ballot Applicationhttps://stephenscountyga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Absentee_Ballot_Application_20212.pdf

Absentee by Mail Cancellation Formhttps://stephenscountyga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Absentee-By-Mail-Cancellation-Form.pdf


In-Person Voting Photo ID

Pursuant to O.C.G.A § 21-2-417, an elector must present one of the following types of identification when voting in-person:

–        State or Federal government photo ID

–        Georgia Driver’s License (expired licenses are acceptable)

–        Valid U.S. Passport

–        Valid U.S. Military ID

–        Valid Tribal Photo ID

–        “A valid employee identification card containing a photograph of the elector and issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the United States government, this state, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of this state”.


FREE Voter ID Card

We are happy to provide a free Georgia voter ID card to those in the community that require one. However, please be advised that identification must be verified in order to proceed. You may feel free to call and make an appointment to make your voter ID card or simply come to our office to start the process.


Stephens County Board of Registrars and Elections

Sean Black, Chairman
Lori Duke, Vice Chairperson
Fredda Wheeler, Member
Billy Chism, Member
Mack Poss, Member


2022 Stephens County Board of Elections Meeting Dates
Location: Stephens County Historic Courthouse

July 5, 2022
August 2, 2022
September 20, 2022
October 4, 2022
November 1, 2022
November 8, 2022 (Election Day)
December 6, 2022 (Runoff)
December 13, 2022

The Board of Registrars and Elections reserves the right to change any of these dates and will provide proper public notice should such a change be made. All meetings will be held at 5:30PM unless otherwise noted. Public is welcome to attend.

To sign-up to speak virtually at an Election Board meeting, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N3WXQZR

All requests to speak virtually must be submitted before noon on the day of the Board meeting during which you wish to speak.


Public Notices


 

2022 Board of Elections and Registrations
Meeting Minutes

January – AprilMay – AugustSeptember – December
1-25-225-3-22
2-1-226-7-22
3-10-226-21-22
4-5-227-5-22
8-2-22

 

2021 Board of Elections and Registrations
Meeting Minutes

January – AprilMay – AugustSeptember – December
1-7-215-13-219-7-21
2-11-216-10-2110-5-21
3-11-217-15-21Nov – No Meeting
4-15-218-3-21Dec – No Meeting