Heard County Georgia
Official Government Website
201 Park Avenue
Franklin, GA 30217
(706) 675-3821 (TTY 711)
Court & Voter Services
215 East Court Square
Franklin, GA 30217
(706) 675-7560 (TTY 711)
You do not have to provide a reason why you are applying for a ballot.
If a registered voter is disabled or is residing temporarily outside of the county, then a relative may apply for an absentee ballot for the voter. A “relative” is defined as the registered voter’s spouse, mother, father, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sister, brother, son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law as long as the “relative” is 18 years of age or older.
Please note that due to changes implemented by Senate Bill 202, the application procedure has changed. You must include either your GA driver's license number, GA state identification card number, or another accepted proof of identification. If you do not have a GA driver's license or GA state ID card, you may provide a copy or image of ONE of the following:
Other ID's with photograph:
US Military ID with photograph
Employee ID with photograph from any US, state, county or city government entity
GA Voter ID issued by the Elections and Registration Office
Tribal ID card
A VALID out-of-state driver's license
Documents that show your name and address:
Current utility bill
Other Government document that shows your name and address
Please note that the application has TWO sides. If you are requesting a ballot for another voter or assisting a voter in applying for a ballot, you must fill out the back of the form and include it with the front of the form and any copies of required ID. Failure to fully complete the form and include required ID information may delay issuance of your ballot.
Images of required ID's may either be:
Copied and included with the application
E-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org OR
Texted to the following phone number: 678-378-9658
If you have any questions about submitting an absentee ballot application, please call 706-675-3907.
To obtain more information about absentee voting click HERE.
Click here to download an absentee ballot application.
The application must be printed out and signed. Your application may be emailed to email@example.com, faxed to 706-675-2134, or mailed to:
Heard County Board of Elections and Registration
PO Box 427
Franklin, GA 30217
Board of Elections & Registration
Applying for an Absentee Ballot Using the Secretary of State’s On-Line Portal:
You may apply for your absentee ballot using the Secretary of State’s On-Line Portal. Access the following website:
You must have access to a printer to use the portal. After filling in the application on-line, it must be printed out and signed. After signature, your application is uploaded through the website to the Secretary of State. The State will forward your application to our office. You must have a method to create an electronic image of the application that can be uploaded to the Secretary of State.
Any registered voter may apply for and receive an absentee ballot. Any absentee ballot application received from a military or overseas voter is kept on file until the end of the two year election cycle in which it is received. All other registered voters may apply for an absentee ballot at any time after the 79'th day before an election. No absentee ballots are issued after the 11'th day before an election unless a voter is hospitalized.
Absentee ballot applications for the November 7, 2023 Municipal General Election are being accepted at this time. Ballots will be mailed beginning October 16, 2023. The last day you can apply for an absentee ballot by mail is October 27, 2023 unless the voter is confined to a hospital.