Six Things Georgia Voters Should Know So You Can Vote in the June 9 Election

OurCount is a movement to make sure every Black person counts, every Black community counts, and every Black vote counts. If you’re a Georgia voter, read on to learn more about how to protect your ability to vote safely in the upcoming election. 

Absentee ballot requests are taking longer to process these days—don’t be disenfranchised by long wait times! You can avoid waiting in long lines and crowds by voting safely from home. Here’s what you need to know to vote safely in the June 9 election. 

  1. Any registered voter can request an absentee ballot from the county. June 5 is the deadline to request an absentee ballot and the last day to vote early in the June 9 primary. 
  2. Received an application for an absentee ballot? Return your completed application to county election officials ASAP by mail, fax, email, or in-person.
  3. Haven’t received your ballot yet? Contact your county election official to find out when you can expect it.
  4. Does your ballot show the old primary date? Absentee ballots were created before Georgia’s primary was postponed. Your ballot is valid for the June 9 primary.
  5. Received and completed your ballot? Mail back your ballot with enough time to ensure it arrives before 7PM on June 9. Remember to sign the envelope and add stamps. Some counties also set up secure drop boxes for voters to return ballots.
  6. You can confirm and track your ballot’s status online at