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Board of Elections & Registrations

Wilkinson County Board of Elections
and Registrations

100 Bacon Street, Room 133
P.O. Box 186
Irwinton, Georgia 31042

Phone: 478-946-2188       Fax:  478-946-4388
Email: 
elections@wilkinsoncounty.net or tstrange@wilkinsoncounty.net

 

 Click here for election results: http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2012_0731

 

 Tracy D. Strange
Election Superintendent

Sonia Barfield
Deputy Registrar

Board Members
Bettye Burney
Konreid Etheredge
Judith Geter
Mary Ann Rogers

Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month in the voter registration office and are open to the public. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Please contact the office for specific meeting dates and times.

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, open through lunch unless otherwise noted


 The Board of Elections & Registrations is responsible for conducting all statewide, countywide, and municipal elections held in the county.

Voter Registration
Voter registration applications can be obtained from the voter registration office, the local library, the Department of Family & Children Services, all local city halls, and online. To obtain a registration application online, visit the Secretary of State's office website at www.sos.georgia.gov. Select "Register to Vote" under the quick links on the right side of the page. Forms may be mailed or hand delivered to the voter registration office. A copy of the voter's identification should be submitted with the registration form.

Voters can also check their registration status at the link above. In the middle of the page, voters will find the My Voter Page option. Here you can obtain information regarding your voting record, a sample ballot for your voting precinct, and an absentee ballot application if you desire to vote by mail. You may also contact the elections office for this information.

Voter Registration Qualifications:
      You Must be:        *   
A resident of the county in which you are registering
                                    *    17 1/2 year of age and 18 to vote
                                    *     A citizen of the United States


       You may NOT register if you:  
                     *
  Have been convicted of a felony and you are currently 
                         serving your sentence, this includes any fines and probation.     

                      *  Have been declared mentally incompentent by a judge.

** Warning:  Any person who registers to vote knowing that such person does not possess the qualifications required by law, who registers under any name other than such person's own name, or who knowingly gives false information in registering shall be guilty of a felony.  O.C.G.A. 21-2-561

 Identification that can be used for voting:  

  • A Georgia driver's license, even if expired
  • A valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including one issued by the Department Services or your county registrar's office.
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of this state.
  • Valid U.S. Military photo ID
  • Valid tribal photo ID

If you do not have one of these acceptable forms of ID, a Georgia Voter Identification card is available FREE of charge in the county registrar's office or the Department of Driver Services office

 Georgia's Voter Identification Card

The voter must provide the following to receive a card:

  • A photo identity document  or approved non-photo identity document that includes full legal name and date of birth;
  • Documentation showing the voter's date of birth
  • Evidence that the applicant is a registered Georgia voter; and
  • Documentation showing the applicant's name and residential address.

The voter identification card is provided for voting purposes only. For more information visit www.GaPhotoID.com.

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting by mail begins 45 days prior to a statewide, countywide, or federal general election and whenever ballots are available for special elections. It begins at least 28 days prior to a municipal general election. Absentee voting can be done in person at the voter registration office or by mail 21 days prior to the election. An absentee ballot application is required to vote by mail. Unlike in the past, no reason for absentee voting is required. An application can be obtained by contacting the voter registration office or online at www.sos.georgia.gov/elections and can be mailed, faxed, or hand delivered to the registration office. Select the Forms and Publicatons tab on the right side of the website to access the application. Also, Saturday voting is now in effect. Saturday voting is available 2 Saturdays before the election from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the courthouse. The last day to obtain an absentee ballot is the Friday before the election. No ballots are issued on the Monday prior to the election.

   

Upcoming Elections

July 31, 2012                       General Primary Election   
                                               Registration deadline is July 2, 2012

August 21, 2012                  General Primary Runoff Election (if needed)

November 6, 2012               Presidential General Election 
                                              Registration deadline is October 8, 2012 

 

 

 

 

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