Vote by Mail

Any Monroe County voter may request a Vote-By-Mail ballot.
No “reason” is required.

Step 1: Apply

Print the application by clicking here.

  • Fill out the application completely.  Be sure you fill out all appropriate fields and sign the application.
  • Fax the application to the Registration Office at (478) 994-7624.
  • Or Mail your application to Monroe County Registrar’s Office, P. O. Box 1245, Forsyth, Georgia 31029.
  • Your application will be reviewed and upon approval , a ballot will be mailed to your address.

Step 2: Vote the Ballot

  • When you have voted the ballot, it may either be delivered in person or mailed to:
    • Monroe County Board of Registrars
      P. O. Box 1245
      Forsyth, Georgia 31029
    • In person: 38 West Main Street, Forsyth, Georgia
  • You may hand deliver your own ballot to the Board of Registrar’s Office by  7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Mailed ballots must be at the City of Forsyth Post Office by 5:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Family members may hand deliver a ballot for a disabled person until 7:00 p.m. on Election Night.
  • Unless a voter is disabled, each individual must mail or deliver his or her own ballot.  A ballot may not be handled by anyone other than the individual to whom it was issued (not even spouses).

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the absentee application.  If you don’t have it, click here.

Special Provisions

65+ Voters or Disabled Voters

Georgia law does not require a reason to vote an absentee ballot, however, the law does extend special privileges to voters who provide certain reasons.  These reasons benefit voters who use them when they apply for absentee ballots and make absentee voting even more convenient.

Voters who indicate the reason of 65+ or Disabled on the absentee request are eligible to submit one annual absentee ballot application that will be used for all elections in the calendar year.  These voters must indicate the desire to receive all ballots when submitting the application, otherwise a separate application must be submitted for each election.  Except, a separate application for an absentee ballot is always required for the presidential preference primary and special elections.

Military and Overseas Voters

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) requires states to allow certain groups of citizens to register and vote absentee in elections for Federal offices. U.S. citizens may vote in the state where they last resided immediately prior to departing the United States, even though many years have passed and the intent to return to that state may not be certain.

Each uniformed and overseas voter who submits an absentee ballot request will receive an absentee ballot through the next two regularly scheduled general elections for federal office. 

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) is a form provided by federal law to permit members of the U.S. armed forces and merchant marines, their dependents, and U.S. citizens abroad to register to vote and request their absentee ballot by mail. For more information about military and overseas voting, visit http://www.fvap.gov/index.html and the Secretary of State's website at  http://www.sos.ga.gov/elections/

Check the Status of Your Absentee Ballot On-line

If you have submitted an application to the county registrar for an Absentee Ballot for an upcoming election, you can check the status of your ballot on the Secretary of State's website at  http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/polllocator/