Elections & Voter Registration

March 7, 2022 is the earliest day for voters to submit an application for an Absentee Ballot for the May 24th General Primary Election.  Requests must be on the state approved form, which you can find through the link below.  Simply print form, complete and sign.  You can drop it off to the Registration office at 8700 Hospital Drive, 30134,  send it in the mail, or scan and email to bdofelections@douglascountyga.gov.   


Qualifying begins 9:am, Monday, March 7, 2022 and closes at 12 noon, Friday, March 11, 2022.  All candidates are qualified through Democratic/Republican party, except non -partisan candidates who will qualify through the Board of Election's office.  Below are the qualifying fees.  See QUALIFYING PARTIES tab in the left-hand column for dates and locations for each party.

District Commissioner 

$   671.31 

Solicitor General

$3,854.64

Chief Magistrate Judge

$2,643.29

School Board Member 

$   619.86    


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Responsibilities

The Board of Elections and its Director are responsible for conducting all elections in such a manner as to guarantee the secrecy of the ballot, and perform other duties as may be prescribed by law.

These duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Appointing and conducting training for poll managers and poll workers in accordance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Preparing an annual budget and making and issuing such rules, regulations and instructions consistent with law as deemed necessary for the guidance of poll officers, custodians and electors in primaries and elections.
  • Receiving and determining the sufficiency of nomination petitions of candidates filing notice of their candidacy
  • Receiving the returns from all elections, computing, certifying and publicly announcing the results as soon as is practicable

Resources

Feedback

We welcome your feedback! Please find Douglas County Voting Survey (PDF) in the right-hand column, under Downloadable Documents. Complete the form, save, and email to our office or print and mail to our office.