Spalding County is located in the west-central part of Georgia and encompasses 201 square miles. Bordered by Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Butts, Lamar, Pike, and Meriwether counties, Spalding County lies 40 miles south of downtown Atlanta and 55 miles northwest of Macon.

Spalding County is a part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).

 

Voter Registration and Elections

GENERAL INFORMATION

Spalding County Board of Elections and Registration

Helen Grayson, 2013 – 2014 Chairman
Artemus Hood, Jr.
Billy McDaniel
Betty Bryant

The Board of Elections and registration meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Courthouse Annex located at 119 E. Solomon Street in Room 110. All meetings are open to the public.

Office Location
Office of Elections and Voter Registration
825 Memorial Drive
Griffin, Georgia 30223
Phone:(404)467-4255
Fax: (404) 467-4278
spaldingelections@spaldingcounty.com

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address:
Office of Elections and Voter Registration
P.O. Box 1087
Griffin, Georgia 30224

Election and Voter Registration Information:
(770) 467-4245 or (770)467-4370

Be a Poll Worker in Spalding County

Qualifications for being a poll worker:

  •  You must be a U.S. Citizen
  •  You must be a resident of Spalding County
  •  You must be at least 16 years old
  •  You must be able to read, write and speak English
  •  You cannot have had any felony convictions at least the last 10 years

A poll worker cannot hold a public office, other than a political party office, while serving as a poll worker. A parent, spouse, child, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law of a candidate cannot serve as a poll worker in any precinct where that candidate is listed on the ballot.

All poll workers must attend a training session prior to each election. The sessions are conducted a various times to accommodate most schedules. The training last 1 – 2 hours and will qualify you to work the election. If you desire additional training, we will work with you individually prior to the election.

All poll workers report to their assigned polling place at 6am on Election Day. The poll manager declares the polls open at 7am. Polls close to voters on 7pm but poll workers are required to stay until all paperwork has been completed and all materials packed away.

Poll workers are paid for the services. The amount of the payment is determined by the Spalding County Board of Commissioners.

If you are interested in working an election, please contact Terry Colling at tcolling@spaldingcounty.com

Voter Registration Information

Qualifications for registering to vote in the State of Georgia:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  •  Must be a resident of Spalding County
  •  Must be at least 17 ½ years old (must be 18 by the next election)
  •  Cannot be serving a sentence for a felony conviction
  •  Must not have been adjudicated mentally incompetent

Ways to register to vote:

Register to vote on-line @ http://sos.ga.gov

Complete an application at the following locations:

  • Office of Elections & Voter Registration
  •  Flint River Regional Library
  •  Georgia Department of Human resources
  •  State funded offices for the physically disabled
  •  Military recruitment offices
  •  State funded offices for the physically disabled
  •  Fairmont Community Center
  •  City of Griffin Administrative Offices

Register to vote when you get your driver’s license at the Department of Drivers Services.

Name and Address Change:
Keep your registration current with our office when you move within Spalding County or change your name. These changes must be made in writing.
Ways to make changes to your registration:

Download and complete a Registration Form and mail to:
Voter Registration
P.O. Box 1087
Griffin, GA 30224

Complete a change form at our office located at 825 Memorial Drive.

Confirm whether or not you are registered to vote in Spalding County elections by:

If you are unsure of how you are currently registered, visit MY VOTER PAGE (http://sos.ga.gov) and enter the requested information.

2014 Election Information

May 20, 2014
General Primary/Non-partisan Election

July 22, 2014
General Primary/Non-partisan Runoff

November 4, 2014
General Election

December 2, 2014
General Election Runoff – Local & State (if necessary)

January 6, 2015
General Election Runoff – Federal (if necessary)

The following local elections will be held in 2014

State Senate District 16
State House District 73
State House District 130
Spalding County Solicitor General
Spalding County Commissioner District 2
Spalding County Commissioner District 5
Judge of Superior Court – Griffin Circuit
Spalding County Board of Education District 1
Spalding County Board of Education District 3
Spalding County Board of Education District 5

Sample Ballots
To obtain a sample ballot for the upcoming May 20th General Primary, visit the website for the Georgia Secretary of State at http://sos.ga.gov and access the MY VOTER PAGE. Enter the required information and view the sample ballots.

Election Results

November 5, 2013 City of Griffin

For additional election results, please contact Terry at tcolling@spaldingcounty.com

Voting In Spalding County

POLLING PLACES
If you wait until Election Day to vote, you must go to your assigned polling place. To find your Election Day voting location, visit MY VOTER PAGE at http://sos.ga.gov and enter the requested information.

ADVANCE VOTING INFORMATION
For 3 weeks prior to each election, advance voting is available. This event allows you to cast your ballot in advance of Election Day. Voters casting a ballot during advance voting will do so using the electronic voting machines. Photo ID is required. A list of acceptable photo ID for voting purposes in Georgia can be found on the website for the Georgia Secretary of State at http://sos.ga.gov.

The advance voting period for the May 20, 2014 General Primary/Non-partisan election begins
April 28th and continues through May 16th.
Advanced voting is held in our office located at 825 Memorial Drive.
Hours are 8am – 5pm Monday through Friday.
Saturday voting will be on May 10th from 9am until 4pm.

ABSENTEE VOTING – By Mail

Georgia law permits any registered voter to request an absentee ballot without providing a reason. Up to 180 days in advance of any election, you may submit an application for a paper ballot to be mailed to you. Click here for the application. Mail the completed application to:

Office of Elections & Voter Registration
P.O. Box 1087
Griffin, GA 30224


The last day to request an absentee ballot is the Friday before any election.

ELECTION DAY VOTING
Don’t forget to take a valid photo ID with you when to go to vote!

PHOTO ID
Georgia law requires that any voter casting a ballot in person during the advance voting period or on Election Day provide photo ID. A list of acceptable photo ID for voting purposes in Georgia can be found on the website for the Georgia Secretary of State at http://sos.ga.gov


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Mailing Address:
Spalding County Government
P.O. Box 1087, Griffin, Georgia 30224

Physical Address:
Spalding County Government Annex
119 East Solomon Street, Griffin, Georgia 30223

Email: info@spaldingcounty.com
Web: SpaldingCounty.com
Phone: (770) 467-4200
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