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Spalding County Elections & Voter Registration

Mission

It is the mission of the Board of Elections and Voter Registration to uphold the integrity of the election and voter registration process in Spalding County. 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.

Elections Supervisor: Kimberly Slaughter
Email: kslaughter@spaldingcounty.com

Staff

Contact Our Office: (770) 467-4245


Elections Assistant: Billie Preston
Email: bpreston@spaldingcounty.com
Office Assistant: Mary Passmore
Email: mpassmore@spaldingcounty.com
Office Assistant: William Godat
Email: wgodat@spaldingcounty.com
Elections System Coordinator: Perry Krahn
Email: pkrahn@spaldingcounty.com
Voter Registration Clerk: Sandra Hardy
Email: shardy@spaldingcounty.com


The Board of Elections and Voter Registration

Ben Johnson – Chairman
James Newland – Vice Chairman
Roy McClain – Secretary
James A. O’Brien – Member
Dexter Wimbish – Member

Contact the Elections Board at boer@spaldingcounty.com

Board of Elections & Voter Registration Live Meetings

To view live streamed Board of Elections & Voter Registration meetings or recorded meetings, please Click Here or click on the link in the header at the top of the page where it states “Click Here”.

The Board of Elections and Voter Registration Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.
in the Courthouse Annex Meeting Room 108, 119 E. Solomon Street, Griffin, GA.

January 11th – Regular Monthly Meeting
February 08th – Regular Monthly Meeting
March 08th – Regular Monthly Meeting
April 12th – Regular Monthly Meeting
May 10th – Regular Monthly Meeting
June 14th – Regular Monthly Meeting
July 12th – Regular Monthly Meeting
August 09th – Regular Monthly Meeting
September 20th – Special Called Meeting
October 11th – Regular Monthly Meeting
November 14th – Special Called Meeting
December 13th – Regular Monthly Meeting

Elections and Voter Registration Information

(RESULTS)

Advanced / (Early Voting) Information for November 8th, 2022 General Election

Location:

Hall of Fame
841 Memorial Drive
Griffin, GA 30223

Dates and Times:

Monday – Saturday, October 17 – October 22, 9:00 – 5 pm

Monday – Saturday, October 24 – October 29, 9:00 – 5 pm

Monday – Friday, October 31 – November 4, 9:00 – 5 pm


POLLING PROCEDURES/GUIDELINES

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.

Click Here for a list of the 18 Precincts which are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on Election Day only. 

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
  • A 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.

No 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).

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 impairments may access the magnifying feature on each voting machine.  Additionally, each polling location will have one voting machine equipped with a keyboard/headphones 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.

PROVISIONAL BALLOTS

If a person presents himself or herself at a polling place, absentee polling place, or registation 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 a photo ID. A list of acceptable photo IDs for voting purposes in Georgia can be found on the website of the Georgia Secretary of State at http://sos.ga.gov.   If you do not have one of the required State Photo IDs, you may be able to obtain a free Voter Identification Card (VIC). For more information, please phone 770-467-4245.

HOW TO FIND SAMPLE BALLOTS?

You can view and print your sample ballot by going to MY VOTER PAGE and entering the requested information. Or a sample ballot can be picked up at our office.

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.   

Voter Registration Information

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 3022

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. 


Voter Registration Drives

Registration Drives are coordinated with the Spalding County Office of Elections and Registration.
The Spalding County Office of Elections and Voter Registration will be conducting Voter Registration
Drive Training classes between September 7, 2022, and October 5, 2022.
The training will be held (by appointment only) after submitting a Voter Registration Drive Training
Request form, Voter Registration Drive Training Request Form, to the Spalding County Office of Elections
& Voter Registration, 825 Memorial Dr., Griffin, GA 30223.
Training request forms should be submitted at least 5 working days before the next earliest training
date. Training classes are on a first come first served basis.
For more information, please contact Billie Preston, Voter Registration Coordinator, at 770-467-4245 or via
email, bpreston@spaldingcounty.com.

Absentee Information

Absentee Ballot Application

Absentee Ballot applications are available online at http//www.mvp.sos.ga.gov, and http//www.spaldingcounty.com or available at the Office of Elections and Voter Registration: 825 Memorial Drive, Griffin, GA 30223.

ALL information MUST match the information on the voter’s registration record.

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

However, voters do not need to provide a reason to request an Absentee Ballot.

November 8, 2022, General Election is October 28, 2022, by 5:00 pm. 

Absentee Ballot applications can be returned in the following manners:

(Notice- For Your Protection)

In-person at: 825 Memorial Drive; Griffin, GA 30223

Mailed to: PO box 1087; Griffin, GA 30224

Email at: spaldingelections@spaldingcounty.com

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).


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 that 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 do 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.

“In lieu of the State of GA changes to filing documents, all local Elected Officials will submit their filings to the Office of Elections & Voter Registration and then the Election Supervisor will upload the documents to the Georgia Campaign Finance Commission’s Electronic filing system.”

Campaign Finance Disclosure Forms

Campaign Contribution Disclosure Reports

Personal Financial Disclosure Report

Affidavits

Late Fee Hardship Waiver Forms

Spalding County, GA