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Franklin, GA 30217
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Heard County
Court & Voter Services

215 East Court Square
Franklin, GA 30217
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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 scheduled meeting of the Heard County Board of Elections and Registration will be at 5:00 PM on Friday, March 27, 2020.
Next Board Meeting
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registration status using the Secretary of State's
On-Line Voter Registration System (OLVR)
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:
Heard County Board of Elections and Registration
PO Box 427
Franklin, GA 30217

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 Stateís 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.
Latest News & Updates
CALL FOR SPECIAL ELECTION
TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with GA Laws 1991, Ex. Sess. Pg. 479 and O.C.G.A. 21-2-540, a special election shall be held in District 2 of Heard County, GA to fill the unexpired term of Keri Denney, District 2 Commissioner, resigned.

The special election shall be held in the polling places of District 2 in conjunction with the General Primary to be held May 19, 2020. Polls shall be open from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

Qualifying for the special election shall begin Monday March 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM and end Friday March 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM. Qualifying shall be conducted in the Elections and Registration Office located in the Heard County Courthouse (215 E Court Square Franklin, GA 30217). The qualifying fee shall be $120.00.

All those desiring to vote in the special election must be registered to vote before close of business April 20, 2020.

Should a Runoff Election be required, such Runoff Election shall be held July 21, 2020.

This the 5íth day of February, 2020.

Heard County Board of
Elections and Registration
Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 21-2-379.6(c) and SEB Rule No. 183-1-12.08, notice is hereby given that the logic and accuracy testing and preparation of voting equipment to be used in the March 24, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary will begin at 9:00 am on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.  Testing will continue from day to day until complete. Such testing shall be open to the members of the public to observe; however, such members of the public shall not in any manner interfere with the preparation and testing of voting equipment.  Said testing and preparation will be conducted at the Elections and Registration Office located at the Heard County Courthouse (215 E Court Square Franklin, GA 30217.

Charles Tonnie Adams
Election Supervisor
LOGIC AND ACCURACY TESTING PUBLIC NOTICE
SAMPLE BALLOTS FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY
QUALIFYING FOR 2020 ELECTION
Qualifying will take place during the following times at the Elections and Registration Office located at the Heard County Courthouse (closed for lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM):

March 2, 2020     9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
March 3, 2020     8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
March 4, 2020     8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
March 5, 2020     8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
March 6, 2020     8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Representatives from the Republican Party will be present to qualify Republican candidates for all partisan offices except for the District 2 Commissioner special election.

Those wishing to qualify for the special election to fulfill the unexpired term of the District 2 Commissioner will qualify with the Elections and Registration Office.

Anyone wishing to qualify to run for office as an INDEPENDENT candidate will qualify for the General Election at the Elections and Registration Office. There are requirements that must be met to qualify as an Independent candidate. For more information, contact the Elections and Registration Office.

The qualifying fee may be paid by personal check, cashierís check, money order or cash (exact amount only - change will not be issued). For Republican Candidates, checks should be made payable to the Republican Party of Heard County. For Democratic, Independent, Non-Partisan Candidates, and candidates for the District 2 special election, checks should be made payable to Heard County.

Anyone wishing to file a pauperís petition in lieu of paying the qualifying fee should contact the Elections and Registration Office as soon as possible.

Candidates that qualify for election are responsible for filing necessary ethics paperwork with the Elections and Registration Office. Information on the required paperwork can be found on the following website:  www.ethics.ga.gov

If you have any questions concerning qualifying, please contact the Elections and Registration Office at
706-675-3907.
  Qualifying Fee:
County Commission Chairman   $1,550.00
County Commissioner - Districts #1 and #3 $   120.00
County Comm. Dist. #2 (special election) $   120.00
Sheriff      $1,410.00
Clerk of Superior Court $1,230.00
Judge of Magistrate Court           $1,230.00
Tax Commissioner $1,230.00
Coroner $     36.00
Judge of Probate Court $1,230.00 (Non-Partisan Race)
Board of Education Member - Districts #2 and #4 $   108.00 (Non-Partisan Race)
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