Elections and Registration News

Welcome to the official website of the Putnam County Board of Elections and Registration. Please check back often for election and registration news, updates, and additional content. 

If you have misplaced your precinct card or have not yet received one after registering , you can now access it and print it at home by visiting your My Voter Page on the Secretary of State's website. Voters are not required to show their precinct card at the polls

Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 21-2-417) requires Georgia residents to show photo identification when voting in person. For additional information, please click here or call 706.485.8683.

The voter registration deadline for the November 6, 2018 General Election is Tuesday, October 9. Persons wishing to register to vote can do so by visiting the Board of Elections and Registration office and picking up an application, calling and requesting an application be mailed to them, or online through the Georgia Online Voter Registration System

Advance voting for the November General Election will open on Monday, October 15 at 8:00 AM in the Board of Elections and Registration Office, located on the main floor of the Putnam County Courthouse. Voting will take place Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The last day to early vote is Friday, November 2. The BER Office advance voting location will be open on Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM for the state-wide Mandatory Saturday voting day. 

A satellite advance voting location will be open in the Board of Commissioners' Meeting Room in the Putnam County Administration Building during the last week of advance voting, October 29-November 2, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Voters are encouraged to vote at this location as it has more voting machines and is more easily accessible than the Courthouse. 

Polling locations will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 6. If you do not know where your precinct's polling location is, or have any other questions regarding voting and elections, call the BER Office at 706.485.8683.

Voters who wish to vote by absentee ballot can request a ballot be sent to them by filling out an absentee ballot application and returning it to the BER Office. Voted absentee ballots must be returned to the BER Office by 7:00 PM on November 6 in order to be accepted. Absentee ballots cannot be returned at a polling location. Friday, November 2 is the last day the BER can mail absentee ballots. There is no in person absentee voting on Monday, November 5. 

Sample ballots are now available under the "View Your Sample Ballot" tab.