Voting and Elections

Fulton County

Voting and Elections

Department of registration and elections


O.C.G.A. § 21-2-386(a)(2)(A)- Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the third Monday prior to the day of the primary, election, or runoff, the election superintendent shall be authorized to open the outer oath envelope of absentee ballots that have been verified and accepted pursuant to subparagraph (a)(1)(B) of this Code section, remove the contents of such outer envelope, open the inner envelope marker ‘Official Absentee Ballot’ and scan the absentee ballot using one or more ballot scanners. At least three persons who are registrars, deputy registrars, poll workers, or absentee ballot clerks must be present before commencing; and three persons who are registrars, or absentee ballot clerks shall be present at all times while the absentee ballot envelopes are being opened and the absentee ballots are being scanned. However, no person shall tally, tabulate, estimate, or attempt to tally, tabulate, or estimate or cause the ballot scanner or any other equipment to produce any tally or tabulate, partial or otherwise, of the absentee ballots cast until the time for the closing of the polls on the day of the primary, election, or runoff except as provided in the Code section. Prior to beginning the process set forth in this paragraph, the superintendent shall provide written notice to the Secretary of State in writing at least seven days prior to processing and scanning absentee ballots. Such notice shall contain the dates, start and end times, and location or locations where absentee ballots will be processed and scanned. The superintendent shall also post such notice publicly in a prominent location in the superintendent’s office and on the home page of the county election superintendent’s website, if the county election superintendent maintains such a website. The Secretary of State shall publish on his or her website the information he or she receives from superintendents stating the dates, times, and locations where absentee ballots will be processed.

Notice is hereby given that the intent to process or tabulate early for the November 30, 2021, Special Election Runoff will begin at 8:00 am on Monday, November 22, 2021 and continue day to day until completed.


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Pursuant to O.C.G.A § 21-2-374 (b) and O.C.G.A § 21-2-379 ( c ) notice is hereby given that the logic and accuracy testing on the voting equipment to be used in the November 30, 2021 Special Election Runoff will begin at 10:00 am on Thursday, November 11, 2021 and continue day to day until completed.

The testing and equipment storage will be conducted at the Fulton County Election Preparation Center located at 1365 English Street NW Atlanta, Georgia 30318.

Equipment storage will also be located at 3717 Wilson Road Suite 200 Hapeville Georgia 30354.

The Logic and Accuracy testing process is open to the public.

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