June 9 2020 Elections FAQS

Registration and Elections

June 9, 2020 Elections FAQS

June 9, 2020 Election - Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on Georgia elections, with date changes and new processes in place. Due to COVID-19, Fulton County and the Georgia Secretary of State strongly encourage all voters to vote by mail. Voting by mail is safe and secure, and allows voters to maintain social distancing.

Early voting - Monday, May 18 - Friday, June 5, 2020

Election Day - Tuesday, June 9, 2020


June 9 2020 Election

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the early voting location days and times?

Fulton County Early Voting will take place weekdays beginning Monday, May 18, 2020 through Friday, June 5, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Polls will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020. On all other dates, polls will open at the following locations:

Alpharetta Library 
10 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30009

C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center 
3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30311

Garden Hills Elementary School Gymnasium 
285 Sheridan Drive
Atlanta, GA 30305

Sandy Springs Library
395 Mount Vernon Hwy NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

South Fulton Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Road
College Park, GA 30349

 

When is the runoff for this election?

The election date would be August 11, 2020. Those wishing to vote in that election would have a deadline to register to vote or update their voter registration by July 13, 2020. 

What date changes have happened this year and how will they affect this election?

• The June 9 election will combine the General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election originally scheduled for May 19, as well as the Presidential Preference Primary originally scheduled for March 24.

If I voted early for the March 24 Presidential Preference Primary, will my ballot count?

• Yes. All ballots cast during the March Presidential Preference Primary will be counted.

What elections will I see on my ballot if I did or did not vote during early voting for the March 24 Presidential Preference Primary (PPP)?

• Voters who cast ballots during early voting the PPP and request a ballot for the General Primary Election will receive a ballot style that includes all of the races originally scheduled for the General Primary, but there will be no choices for the PPP. Instead, the original ballot cast for the PPP will be counted.
• Voters who did not cast ballots during early voting for the March 24 PPP will receive a Combined Ballot (a ballot style that includes both the PPP and the May ballot choices). Voters must select one party for the combined ballot. Non-partisan races will also be included.

How can I request an absentee ballot?

To vote by absentee ballot, you must complete an absentee ballot application.
• Absentee ballot applications were mailed to all Georgia voters. If you received an absentee ballot application in the mail, you may use that application.
• If you did not receive an absentee ballot application, or have misplaced it, you may download an application online: http://sos.ga.gov/admin/files/Absentee_Ballot_Application_2018.pdf and return it.
• You can also request an absentee ballot by submitting a written request by fax: 404-612-3697; email: elections.voterregistration@fultoncountyga.gov; or US mail: 130 Peachtree Street SW, Suite 2186 Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

If a voter submitted an absentee ballot application before the election date changed, will they need to submit a new absentee ballot application now that the election date has changed?

• No, all applications for the May 19 election will be honored as the applications for the June 9, 2020 election

Why am I receiving an absentee ballot application? I voted in the March Presidential Preference Primary before early voting ended.

• If you voted during early voting for the March Presidential Preference Primary, the absentee ballot application you received is for the upcoming General Primary election & Nonpartisan Special Election. Voters who already voted in the March Presidential Preference Primary will NOT see that election on their ballot.

How long will it take to receive an absentee ballot after I submit my application?

• The Secretary of State’s Office began mailing Absentee Ballots on April 21, 2020. Delivery time may vary.

What items will the voters receive in their absentee ballot package?

Instructions: Selected Ballot, Privacy Sleeve (no envelope), & Return Envelope (includes the Oath)

How do I make sure that my absentee ballot application is not rejected?

Please complete your absentee ballot application carefully.
• You must be a registered voter in Fulton County.
• The address on the application must match your voter registration address.
• You must sign your absentee ballot application.
• For a partisan primary, you must select your choice of political party.
• Instructions of how to complete the absentee ballot application are posted on online at http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/registration-elections-cd/7450-absentee-voting
• When you receive your absentee ballot, you must complete it and return it no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

If I request a nonpartisan ballot will my ballot include ALL candidates regardless of party affiliation?

• No. If you select a nonpartisan ballot, it will ONLY include nonpartisan races where all races are nonpartisan (such as judges and school boards). Nonpartisan ballots include NO candidates with party-affiliations.

How can I check the status of my absentee ballot application or voter registration

• To check the status of your absentee ballot request, please log on to the Secretary of State’s website My Voter Page starting May 1, 2020: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

What is the last day to request an absentee ballot?

• By law, the last day to request an absentee ballot for the June 9 election is Friday, June 5. However, please submit your request as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for your ballot to arrive and for you to return it before the deadline.

What do I do if I requested an absentee ballot but changed my mind and want to vote in person?

• To avoid creating longer lines at polling places, we strongly encourage all voters who request an absentee ballot to complete the voting process by mail. However, if you choose to vote in person after an absentee ballot was issued to you, you must surrender the absentee ballot at the polling place and complete an affidavit.

What special measures will be put in place to protect voters at the polls?

• Voters are strongly encouraged to vote by absentee ballot. However, voters who choose to cast ballots in person during Early Voting and on Election Day will see modifications to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Fulton County will limit the number of voters in a polling place to no more than 10 and will enforce social distancing requirements while voters are in lines.

All poll workers will wear masks. Voters should also wear face coverings. Voters should not come to the polls if they have a fever or have tested positive for COVID-19 and have exhibited symptoms within the last 72 hours.


How can I request for voter educations and or a demonstration on new voting equipment

• Voting machine demonstrations are currently suspended due to COVID-19, Coronavirus.