Heard County Georgia
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Heard County
Administration Building

201 Park Avenue
Franklin, GA 30217
(706) 675-3821
Heard County
Court & Voter Services

215 East Court Square
Franklin, GA 30217
(706) 675-7560

Hours of Operation
Heard County Board of Elections
and Registration

Physical Address
215 E Court Square
Franklin, GA 30217

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 427
Franklin, GA 30217

Phone: (706) 675-3907
Toll Free: 1-844-369-9589
Fax: (706) 675-2134
Email: tadams@heardcountyga.com
Contact Information
MONDAY 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
TUESDAY 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
THURSDAY 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
FRIDAY 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
SATURDAY CLOSED
SUNDAY CLOSED
CLOSED FOR LUNCH
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
The next meeting of the Heard County Board of Elections and Registration is scheduled for February 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM.
Next Board Meeting
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STAFF

Election Supervisor
Tonnie Adams
Board of Elections & Registration
Purpose
The Heard County Board of Elections and Registration functions as the Election Superintendent of Heard County. The Board also functions as the voter registration authority and is in charge of conducting absentee voting for all elections on the county, state and federal level.

In addition, the Board provides the municipalities of Heard County with a voter list for all municipal elections.

The Heard County Board of Elections and Registration has entered into an agreement with the Town of Centralhatchee and the City of Ephesus to conduct their elections. The respective cities are responsible for qualifying candidates and maintaining required ethics paperwork. The Board conducts absentee voting, hires Election Day poll workers, posts required election notices, and certifies the election.
The Secretary of State’s Office has established a secure website and free-access telephone number for provisional ballot voters to access to determine whether their provisional ballots were counted and if not, the reason why.

The website is located HERE.

The free access number is
1-844-537-5375.
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ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION
Heard County Board of Elections and Registration
PO Box 427
Franklin, GA 30217
Click here to download an absentee ballot application.
The form must be printed out and signed. Your application may be emailed to tadams@heardcountyga.com, faxed to 706-675-2134, or mailed to:
Applications for absentee ballots for the March 16, 2021 Special Election are being accepted. PLEASE NOTE, IF YOU ARE ON THE "ROLLOVER" LIST AS A VOTER OVER THE AGE OF 65 OR DISABLED, YOU MUST REQUEST AN APPLICATION. NEITHER BALLOTS NOR APPLICATIONS WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE MAILED FOR THIS ELECTION.
The registration deadline for the March 16, 2021 Special Election is February 16, 2021. You must be registered to vote on or before this date to vote in the Special Election. This is also the final date to make name or address changes. It is very important that you check your voter registration status if you have not voted for many years, since the state removes voters for inactivity. If you have any questions please call the Elections Office.
EARLY VOTING FOR THE MARCH 16, 2021 SPECIAL ELECTION FOR SCHOOL ESPLOST RENEWAL:
Times for advance (early) voting are as follows:
Feb 22 - 26 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Mar 1 - 5 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Mar 8 - 12 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 16th day of March, 2021, a special election will be held at the regular polling places in all the election districts of Heard County at which time there will be submitted to the qualified voters of Heard County for their determination the question of whether a special sales and use tax for educational purposes of one percent shall continue to be levied, imposed and collected on all sales and uses in Heard County for a period of time not to exceed twenty (20) calendar quarters and for the purpose of raising not more than $35,000,000 of net proceeds by said tax, which shall go to the School District for the purpose of (i) paying a portion of principal and interest due of outstanding Heard County Public Facilities Authority (GA) Revenue Bonds (Heard County School District Project), Series 2020 the maximum amount of total debt service to be paid shall not exceed $22,000,000; (ii) adding to, renovating, improving, equipping and furnishing existing school building and facilities, classrooms, agricultural facilities and other facilities; (iii) acquiring, constructing, equipping and furnishing new school buildings and facilities; (iv) purchasing school buses and other school vehicles; (v) acquiring technology equipment, computer hardware and software, safety and security equipment and other school equipment; (vi) acquiring textbooks and band instruments, and (vii) acquiring any capital property necessary or desirable for the foregoing purposes, both real and personal, the maximum amount to be applied to such projects not to exceed $35,000,000.

The ballots to be used at such referendum shall have written or printed thereon substantially the following:
NOTICE OF REFERENDUM TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF
HEARD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, GEORGIA
CALL OF ELECTION - School ESPLOST Renewal
The several places for holding said referendum shall be at the regular and established voting precincts of the election districts of Heard County, Georgia, and the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the date fixed for the referendum.  All polling places will be open.

The last day to register to vote in this referendum shall be February 16, 2021, through 5:00 p.m.
 
Those residents of Heard County qualified to vote at such referendum shall be determined in all respects in accordance with the election laws of the State of Georgia.

This notice is given pursuant to a resolution of the Heard County Board of Education adopted on November 10, 2020.

This 2’nd day of December, 2020.
Shall a special one percent sales and use tax for educational purposes be imposed in Heard County for a period not to exceed twenty (20) calendar quarters and for the purpose of raising not more than $35,000,000 of net proceeds by said tax, which shall go to the School District for the purpose of (i) paying a portion of principal and interest due of outstanding Heard County Public Facilities Authority (GA) Revenue Bonds (Heard County School District Project), Series 2020 the maximum amount of total debt service to be paid shall not exceed $22,000,000; (ii) adding to, renovating, improving, equipping and furnishing existing school building and facilities, classrooms, agricultural facilities and other facilities; (iii) acquiring, constructing, equipping and furnishing new school buildings and facilities; (iv) purchasing school buses and other school vehicles; (v) acquiring technology equipment, computer hardware and software, safety and security equipment and other school equipment; (vi) acquiring textbooks and band instruments, and (vii) acquiring any capital property necessary or desirable for the foregoing purposes, both real and personal, the maximum amount to be applied to such projects not to exceed $35,000,000.
_____ Yes
_____ No
Charles Tonnie Adams
Election Supervisor
Printable Copy of this Call of Election Notice
The City of Franklin has called for a special election for City Council Post #5 to fulfill the term of Clifford Jiles, Jr., resigned. This Special Election will be held in conjunction with the Special Election for the ESPLOST Renewal Referendum on March 16, 2021. Only voters of the City of Franklin will be eligible for this election, and will receive a ballot with both the ESPLOST referendum and the race for City Council Post #5.
CALL OF ELECTION - Franklin City Council
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