Board of Elections and Registration
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The Habersham County Board of Elections and Registration is responsible for conducting fair and impartial elections and registering local residents to vote. Elections and registration are conducted in accordance with the Georgia Election Code, U.S. Justice Department Regulations, State Election Board Rules, and Federal and Local Laws.
The members are appointed as follows: two appointments from the Habersham County Democratic Party, two appointments from the Habersham County Republican Party, and one appointment from a committee formed by the Board of Commissioners. Each member serves a four-year term.
The Board of Elections is an advisory board which assists with department-related decision making on elections, events and other important items with regards to elections and registration. The Board functions as the superintendent of elections and conducts primaries and elections in accordance with state law. The Board performs all services and functions necessary to support the election process.
The Board of Elections and Registration meets the third Thursday of the each month at 4 p.m. at the Habersham County Administrative Building, 130 Jacob's Way, Suite 101, Clarkesville.
The Board establishes boundaries for voting precincts; secures facilities to serve as polling locations for these precincts; and recruits, selects, hires, trains and assigns personnel to serve as poll officials. The Board also conducts qualification for candidates; develops ballots for elections; acquires, maintains, prepares and delivers equipment used to conduct elections; publicizes notices as required by law; and maintains elections records.
The primary goal of the board members is to:
- Ensure fairness and integrity of all elections in Habersham County
- To maintain accurate and efficient voter records
- Continue to promote voter education, quality service to the public, and perform all federal, state, county and municipal elections in accordance with the Georgia Election Code, State Election Board rules, and federal regulations.