Dear Editor,

By now everyone that is an “Active” voter should have received their Application for Official Absentee Ballot.  If you have not received an application, please contact the Elections Office at 912-496-2607 so that we can get you one in the mail.

Now, the application itself:  If you did complete an application and marked “Elderly” or “Disabled” at the bottom of the application, this is an indication to us that you want to have ALL ballots for the 2020 Election year mailed to you.  If this is not your intent, please contact the Elections Office to get this changed.

If you marked Non Partisan on the application, I have tried to contact you in order to make sure that you are aware this ballot will only have the Non Partisan Candidates, which are the judges.  If you want to participate in any of the Local, State, or Federal Elections, you have to choose a party.  Both Sheriff’s candidates are running as Republican, so if you want to vote in this race, you would choose to vote on a Republican ballot because there will be no Sheriff’s candidates on the Democratic ballot.   If the choice you made on your application needs to be changed, please contact the Elections Office at 912-496-2607 in order to address this issue.

If you aren’t sure which ballot type you selected, feel free to contact us to verify.  The Secretary of State Elections Division plans to begin mailing ballots on April 21, 2020 so we need to make any corrections as soon as possible.  Once you receive your ballot, if it isn’t correct, contact the Elections Office immediately so that this problem can be corrected.

The Elections Office will be open to the public by appointment only until the Stay at Home Order from the Governor has expired on May 1, 2020.  You can call the Office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to speak with someone regarding your voter registration and/or absentee ballot application status until we have opened again to the public.

Brenda Hodges,  

Supervisor of