Election Day is Nov. 3, and Savannahians need to start planning how they will vote.
If voters would like to request an absentee ballot, they can do so until Friday, Oct. 30. Absentee ballots can be requested online at BallotRequest.sos.ga.gov or in person at the Chatham County Board of Registrars office at 1117 Eisenhower Dr.
New this year, the state launched a ballot tracking website that allows voters to sign up for alerts to follow when their absentee ballot is issued, received, and accepted. Voters can go to Georgia.BallotTrax.net/voter, enter their information, and sign up for notifications. You can also monitor your ballot status on the my voter page at mvp.sos.ga.gov.
Make sure you follow the instructions on your ballot to fill it out correctly. Then sign and seal your completed ballot.
You can return your ballot by mail, in person or at a secure drop box.
Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3 and received by Nov. 6. If you're voting by mail, send it in as soon as possible.
You can drop off your ballot in person to the Board of Registrars' office at 1117 Eisenhower Dr., or in a secure election drop box.
There are four boxes in the City of Savannah located at the Savannah Civic Center, the Carver Village Community Center, the W.W. Law Community Center and the Liberty City Community Center where voters can drop off ballots.
All absentee ballots brought to the office or placed in a drop box must be received by 7 p.m. on Nov. 3.
If you are planning to vote in person, early voting starts on Monday, Oct. 12, and continues through Friday, Oct. 30. Any registered Chatham County voter is eligible to vote early.
Early, in-person voting is available Monday-Friday at the following locations and times:
- Board of Registrars Main Office: 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Savannah Civic Center: 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Mosquito Control: 65 Billy B. Hair Dr., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Islands Library: 50 Johnny Mercer Blvd., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Southwest Library: 14097 Abercorn St., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Pooler Recreation Park Gym: 900 S. Rogers St., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday early, in-person voting is available on Oct. 17, 18, 24, and 25.
Voters can cast an early ballot in-person on Saturday, Oct. 17, and Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Board of Registrars office at 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday hours are noon to 5 p.m.
On Saturday, Oct. 24, voters can vote early at the Board of Registrars office at 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E, and at the Savannah Civic Center at 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On Sunday, Oct. 25, voters can vote early at the Board of Registrars office at 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E, and at the Savannah Civic Center at 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. from noon to 5 p.m.
Those planning to vote in person on election day can find their polling place at mvp.sos.ga.gov.