Board of Elections

 

Address:
2525 Pio Nono Avenue, Suite 1200
Macon, Georgia 31206

Phone:
(478) 621-6622

Fax:
(478) 621-6119

Please submit all Absentee Ballot Application request by fax to 478-621-6119, by email to absentee@maconbibb.us.   Do not submit absentee ballot application requests to the Elections Supervisor.  Thank you!

Mail Absentee Ballot request to: P.O. Box 6297  Macon, GA 31208

Voters may vote in person at the Macon-Bibb County Board of Elections office located at 2525 Pio Nono Avenue, Suite 1200, Macon, GA  31206 

Voter Search

Please visit state elections page for information about voting in Georgia.

http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/

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BOARD OF ELECTIONS

helping the community progress

The Board of Elections consists of a five member Board. Two members are appointed by the Republican Party – Two members by the Democratic Party – A fifth member shall be appointed by the Macon-Bibb County Commission from a list of nominees voted on by a majority of the four partisan appointees.  Members are appointed for two year terms.  Board Meetings are held the **third Thursday** of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the Macon-Bibb County Board of Elections Office located at 2525 Pio Nono Ave, Suite 1200 Macon, GA 31206.

**In months which an election is held the Board Meetings are held at 5:30 PM on the Friday following the election. **

Please Note, Meetings are subject to change, please call 478-621-6622 to verify date and time.

Notice is hereby given that a non-partisan special election will be held in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to elect a commissioner to fill the unexpired term of Commissioner Gary Bechtel for Macon-Bibb County Commission District 1.

Candidate qualifying for the non-partisan special election will be held by the Elections Superintendent at the Macon-Bibb County Board of Elections main office located at 2525 Pio Nono Avenue, Suite 1200, Macon, Georgia 31206, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, and ending at noon on Thursday, April 19, 2018. A qualifying fee of $450 must be paid as required by law.

All persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to vote in the non-partisan election may register to vote through the close of business on April 24, 2018. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Information concerning requests for absentee ballot applications can be found at Georgia’s My Voter Page

Qualifications for Registering and Voting

(NOTE: False information on a registration is a felony.)

A citizen of the United States.
At least 18 years of age on date of election; 17 ½ at registration.
A resident of Georgia (Bibb County). No standard length of residency is required.
No felony conviction – unless rights have been restored.
Mentally sound.

Voter Registration forms are available at:

Board of Elections
2525 Pio Nono Avenue, Ste 1200, Macon, Georgia 31206
Mon-Fri   8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Phone: (478) 621-6622
Fax:    (478) 621-6119

Macon-Bibb County Government Center
700 Poplar Street Macon, Ga 31201
Mon-Fri    8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Phone: (478) 751-7400

All Public Libraries
Department Family & Children Services
Drivers License Bureau

Registration is permanent if you: (A voter must vote once every three years to remain active)

Notify the Board of Elections of a change of address within Bibb County. Notify the Board of Elections if you change your name. (NOTE: Upon registration in Bibb County, previous registration will be cancelled.) A separate registration for city elections is not required.

Registration Deadlines

Voter registration cutoff is always thirty (30) days before date of primaries or general elections. Date varies for special elections.

Voter Information

On-line Registration, Voter Status & Request an Absentee Ballot Application by visiting: http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov – Georgia My Voter Page

OR CONTACT THE MACON-BIBB COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE AT

(478) 621-6622

Absentee Ballot Applications are accepted by the following:

:By Scanning the completed Absentee Ballot Application &

Email to: absentee@maconbibb.us

By Faxing to: (478) 621-6119

+By Mailing to: Macon-Bibb County Board of Elections, P O Box 6297, Macon, GA  31208

(Our P O Box location is the Main Branch Post Office located at 451 College Street)

Available for download (or view

2018 MBC Board of Elections Information Flyer

Board Meetings are held the **third Thursday** of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the Macon-Bibb County Board of Elections Office located at 2525 Pio Nono Ave, Suite 1200 Macon, GA 31206.

**In months which an election is held the Board Meetings are held at 5:30 PM on the Friday following the election. **

Please Note, Meetings are subject to change, please call 478-621-6622 to verify date and time.

VOTER ID REFERENCE SHEET

Voters who cast their votes in person must show one of six forms of photo identification. If the voter votes BY MAIL, they DO NOT need a photo ID. Photo ID rules ONLY APPLY to IN-PERSON voting by absentee, advance voting or at the polling place on Election Day.

A current or expired Georgia driver’s license (or Department of Driver Services identification card);
A valid United States military photo identification card;
A valid photo identification card issued by any branch, department agency, or entity of the United States, Georgia, or any other state authorized by law to issue personal identification, including a FREE Georgia Voter Identification Card;
A valid employee photo identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the United States, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority of other entity of Georgia;
A valid United States passport; or
A valid tribal photo identification card.
Any elector who registered for the first time in Georgia by mail, and did not provide identification at the time of registering may provide one of the six (6) items of photo identification listed above, or for the electors first time voting, may provide one of the following forms of identification: copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of elector.

IF ELECTOR CANNOT PROVIDE ANY OF THE ABOVE LISTED ID’S THEY MAY VOTE A PROVISIONAL BALLOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH O.C.G.A. 21-2-220 and 21-2-417.

If the voter does not have a Georgia driver’s license, or other qualified ID, they can obtain either a FREE Georgia Identification Card from the Department of Driver Services or a FREE Georgia Voter Identification Card at their county registrar’s office. Just contact the Macon-Bibb County Board of Elections located at 2525 Pio Nono Ave., Ste 1200, Macon, GA 31206. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. For more information call 478-621-6622 or go to www.GaPhotoID.com.

In order to get a FREE Georgia Voter Identification Card, a voter will need to provide the following:

A photo identity document, or a non-photo identity document (must include voter’s full legal name and date of birth); and
Documentation showing the voter’s date of birth; and
Evidence that voter is registered to vote in Georgia; and
Documentation showing the voter’s name and address of principal residence.
The voter may use the same document to satisfy more than one of the above requirements. For additional information, please visit the Secretary of State’s web page at www.sos.state.ga.us

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