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Elections/Voter Registration

Spalding County Elections/Voter Registration

Mission

It is the mission of the Board of Elections and Voter Registration to uphold the integrity of the electoral process in Spalding County and to ensure that no voters experience disenfranchisement. The Board of Elections and Voter Registration is a 5-member board and is responsible for overseeing all Elections for Spalding County, City of Griffin/Orchard Hill. The Board of Elections and Voter Registration is committed to serving all eligible voters.

Staff

Marcia Ridley, MBA, D.H.L. Humanity
Elections and Voter Registration Supervisor
mridley@spaldingcounty.com
825 Memorial Drive
Griffin, GA 30223
(770) 467-4245


Carla Rapp
Elections Assistant
clrapp@spaldingcounty.com
825 Memorial Drive
Griffin, GA 30223
(770) 467-4245


Voter Registration Clerk
abutler@spaldingcounty.com
825 Memorial Drive
Griffin, GA 30223
(770) 467-4245


The Board of Elections and Voter Registration

Margaret Bentley – Chairman

Betty Bryant – Vice Chairman

Glenda Henley – Secretary

Randall Gooden – Member

Ballard Brooks – Member

The Board of Elections and Voter Registration Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, the public is invited.

SPALDING COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS MONTHLY MEETING 

825 Memorial Drive
P. O. Box 1087
Griffin, GA 30224

2019 Calendar

January 8, 2019
February 12, 2019
March 12, 2019
April 9, 2019
May 14, 2019
June 11, 2019
July 9, 2019
August 13, 2019
September 10, 2019
October 8, 2019
November 12, 2019
December 10, 2019

Meeting Minutes

2019-November 9
2019-November 5
2019-October 8
2019-August 13
2019-June 11
2019-May 14
2019-April 9
2019-March 12
2019-February 22
2019-February 19
2019-February 12
2019-January 8

2018-November 13 
2018-September 11
2018, August 14 
2018, June 12 
2018, April 10 
2018. February 13 
2018, January 30 
2018, January 19

2017, December 12
2017, November 14
2017, September 19
2017, August 8
2017, July 10

Elections Information

NOTICE OF RECOUNT

Notice of Recount posted on 11/7/19

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 and enter the requested information. Your assigned polling place will be listed.

SPALDING COUNTY PRECINCTS

Spalding County has 18 Precincts CLICK HERE for the list. 

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

Last day for early voting is the Friday before any election.
2019 Election Information Update
2019 Sample Ballots for 2019 November Election

PROVISIONAL VOTING

Provisional ballots

If a person presents himself or herself at a polling place, absentee polling place, or registration office for the purpose of casting a ballot in a primary or election believing that he or she has timely registered to vote in such primary or election and the person’s name does not appear on the list of registered electors, the person shall be entitled to cast a provisional ballot in the election. (O.C.G.A. § 21-2-418)

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.   If you do not have one of the required State Photo ID’s, you may be able to obtain a free Voter Identification Card (VIC)

HOW TO FIND A SAMPLE BALLOTS?

You can view and print your sample ballot by going to MY VOTER PAGE and enter the requested information.

There will be a link to your ballot. 

POLLWORKER INFO

If you are interested in becoming a poll worker please fill out the Poll Workers Application.   Return it to the Elections office at 825 Memorial Dr. or fax it at 770-467-4278.   

ELECTION RESULTS ELECTIONS

Complete General Election Summary And Report
for November 6, 2018


Certification of the 2019 Municipal General/Special Election

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:
Complete an application at the following locations:

  • Office of Elections & Voter Registration – 825 Memorial Dr. Griffin, GA 30223
  • Register to vote when you get your driver’s license at the Department of Drivers Services.
  • Register to vote on MY VOTER PAGE.
  • Download and complete a Registration Form and mail to:
    Voter Registration
    P.O. Box 1087
    Griffin, GA 30224

Ways to make changes to your registration:

  • Complete a change form at our office located at 825 Memorial Dr.  Griffin, GA 30223
  • Change when you get your driver’s license at the Department of Drivers Services
  • Make changes on MY VOTER PAGE.
  • Download and complete a Registration Form and mail to:
    Voter Registration
    P.O. Box 1087
    Griffin, GA 30224

Confirm whether or not you are registered to vote in Spalding County
Go to MY VOTER PAGE and enter the requested information. Your current information will be listed. 

How do I find my precinct and how to get a precinct card?

Go to MY VOTER PAGE and enter the requested information.  Your polling place will be listed. You can also print off a temporary precinct card. 

Deputy Registrar Training and Registration Drives 

What is a Deputy Registrar?

Volunteer Deputy Registrars are entrusted with the responsibility of officially registering voters in the State of Georgia. They are appointed by county voter registrars and charged with helping increase voter registration in the state.

Deputy Registrar Training

Deputy Registrar training is held at the request of organizations, schools, community clubs and other like- minded groups. Call the office at 770-467-4245 to schedule a training class. Training classes are also scheduled monthly. CLICK HERE for the schedule.

Registration Drives 

Registration Drives are coordinated with the Elections office so they can be advertised.  The form must be submitted no less than 5 days prior to the start of the Drive. CLICK HERE for the form.

Absentee

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL

ABSENTEE BY MAIL FOR THE NOVEMBER 5TH, 2019 GENERAL ELECTION/SPECIAL ELECTION IS OCTOBER 14TH, 2019

REQUESTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION:

Absentee Ballot Application

Absentee Ballot applications are available online at http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov, via email at: spaldingelections@spaldingcounty.com or available at the Office of Elections and Voter Registration: 825 Memorial Drive; Griffin, GA 30224

ALL information MUST match the information on their voting profile.

Voters DO NOT have to provide a reason to request an Absentee Ballot.

If an exception is applicable to the voter said exception should be indicated on the application.

Last day to request an Absentee Ballot for the November 5th, 2019 General Election/Special Election is November 1st, 2019 by 3:00pm.

Absentee Ballot applications can be returned in the following manners:

In person at: 825 Memorial Drive; Griffin, GA 30224

Mailed to: PO Box 1087; Griffin, GA 30224

Faxed: 770-467-4278

Email at: spaldingelections@spaldingcounty.com

RETURNING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT:

Absentee Ballots can be mailed to: PO Box 1087; Griffin, GA 30224 or delivered in person according to the law O.C.G.A 21-2-385(A).

ABSENTEE (EARLY) VOTING IN PERSON

EARLY VOTING FOR THE

NOVEMBER 5TH, 2019 GENERAL ELECTION/SPECIAL ELECTION BEGINS

OCTOBER 14TH, 2019

Advance voting begins October 14th, 2019-November 1st, 2019 from 8:00am-5:00pm at: 

825 Memorial Dr, Griffin, GA 30224

Acceptable forms of identification as indicated in O.C.G.A 21-2-417:

  • Current or expired GA driver’s license or GA identification card
  • Valid military photo identification card
  • Valid photo identification card issued by any branch of government
  • Valid employee photo identification card issued by any branch of government
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Valid tribal photo ID card

CELL PHONES ARE PROHIBITED ONCE IN THE VOTING AREA as indicated in O.C.G.A 21-4-414.

If a voter believes they have the incorrect ballot or that the machine is not functioning properly, they should report such to a poll worker BEFORE touching “Cast Ballot”.  Once “Cast Ballot” has been touched (even in the event of an accident) the ballot is officially cast and CANNOT be reversed AND/OR CANNOT receive another ballot.

Voters with visual impartments may access the magnifying feature on each voting machine.  Additionally, each polling location will have one voting machine equipped with a keyboard/headphone for those with a visual impairment to vote without assistance.

Voters with a disability or over the age of 75 may notify a poll worker and will be moved to the front of the line. More so, if the voter has a disability, they can receive assistance.  The voter and the person assisting them must sign the Voter Certificate.

Campaigning within 150 feet of any polling location or within 25 feet of anyone in line to cast a ballot at a polling location.  Please note: hats, shirts, buttons, stickers etc. ARE considered campaign materials and NOT ALLOWED, as indicated in O.C.G.A 21-2-41- (A) (1-3).  

Tabulation is done at the Election and Voter Registration Department: 825 Memorial Dr; Griffin, GA 30224 and is open to the public.  Unless otherwise indicated, tabulation will begin at 7:00pm on Election night. 

Check my Voter Status and retrieve forms

Voters can go online at http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov or download the GA Votes App to do the following:

  • Check their voter registration information and status
  • Check their polling location
  • Check their registration status
  • Check the status of an Absentee Ballot Application
  • Download an Absentee Ballot Application
  • Locate their elected officials
  • Register to vote (should be done prior to the Voter Registration Deadline)
  • View and download their sample ballot

Candidate Information Public Notice of Municipal Election City of Griffin

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. §21-2-131(a)(1)(A), the last day to fix and publish qualifying fees for offices to be filled during the 2019 Election Cycle is February 1.  The City of Griffin has called for a Municipal Election to be conducted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, for Districts 2 and 4, as well as the newly instituted office of Mayor which shall be in lieu of the At-Large Commissioner position for the City of Griffin Board of Commissioners as reflected in the City Charter amendment.  These three, four (4)-year terms shall commence on January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2023.  

Qualifying will begin on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. and continue through Friday, August 23, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.  The notarized application and qualifying fee of $403.20 will be accepted at the Spalding County Office of Elections and Voter Registration, 825 Memorial Drive, Griffin, GA  30223  

Public Notice of Municipal Election Orchard Hills

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. §21-2-131(a)(1)(A), the last day to fix and publish qualifying fees for offices to be filled during the 2019 Election Cycle is February 1. The City of Orchard Hill has called for a Municipal Election to be conducted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, for 2 seats on the City Council.  These two, four (4)-year terms shall commence on January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2023. 

Qualifying will begin on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. and continue through Friday, August 23, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.  The notarized application and qualifying fee of $126.00 will be accepted at the Spalding County Office of Elections and Voter Registration, 825 Memorial Drive, Griffin, GA  30223  


Elected Official Information

Click here to view current Spalding Elected Officials

Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Filing Periods

For candidates, candidate’s campaign committees, organizations or persons other than candidates Committee – (required by the State Ethics in Government Act for January 31, 2014 General Primary and General Election).

Candidates or campaign committees which accept contributions, make expenditures designed to bring about the nomination or election of a candidate, or have filed a declaration of intention to accept campaign contributions pursuant to subsection (g) of Code Section 21-5-30 (c) shall file campaign contribution disclosure reports in compliance with the following schedule:

  1. In each non-election year on January 31 and June 30;
  2. In each election year:
  3. On January 31, March 31, June 30, September 30, October 25, and December 31.

Candidates who have completed an “Affidavit of a Candidate’s Intent Not to Exceed $2,500 In Contributions and /or Expenditures”, and does not exceed $2,500 in contributions or expenditures then the candidate SHALL not have to file a report under O.C.G.A. 21.5.34(c)

A supplemental report shall be filed by the office holder no later than December 31st of each year, following the year in which the election occurred. (O.C.G.A. § 21-5-34(e))

All candidates shall have a five-day grace period in filing the required reports.

If a run-off election is required following a primary, general, or special election, candidates in such an election shall make such reports six days prior to the run-off election and shall have a two-day grace period in filing the reports. (O.C.G.A. § 21-5-34(c))

All candidates in the General Primary Runoff and General Election Runoff shall have a two-day grace period in filing the required reports.

Personal Identification Number Application (PIN)

Campaign Finance Disclosure Forms

Campaign Contribution Disclosure Reports

Personal Financial Disclosure Report

Affidavits

Late Fee Hardship Waiver Forms