Board of Elections and Registration

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, 555 Monroe Street, 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.

 

Habersham County Election Supervisor, Laurel Ellison, along with the Board of Elections & Registration, would like to announce Absentee & Early Voting dates, times, & locations along with Election Day polling locations & times as follows: 

 

ABSENTEE VOTING LOCATION, DATES & TIMES:

Absentee Ballots Available – Now – July 20, 2018, 8am – 5pm

Elections & Registration Office 
555 Monroe Street (basement)
Clarkesville, Ga 30523
706-839-0170

 

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS, DATES & TIMES:
 
 
Elections & Registration Office
Early Voting – July 2, 2018 –July 20, 2018, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
555 Monroe Street (basement)
Clarkesville, Ga 30523
706-839-0170
 
Habersham North Precinct
Saturday Voting – NO SATURDAY VOTING
Advance Voting Week – July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018, 8 am–7 pm
Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center
120 Paul Franklin Road, Toccoa Hwy
Clarkesville, Ga 30523
706-839-0234
 
Habersham South Precinct Saturday Voting – NO SATURDAY VOTING
Advance Voting Week – July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018, 8 am–7 pm
First Baptist Church of Cornelia
325 Oak Street (banquet hall/gym)
Cornelia, Ga. 30531
706-778-4412

 

ELECTION DAY VOTING – July 24, 2018, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Habersham North Precinct (City of Clarkesville Precinct)
Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center
120 Paul Franklin Road, Toccoa Hwy
Clarkesville, Ga 30523

Habersham South Precinct (City of Cornelia Precinct)
First Baptist Church of Cornelia
325 Oak Street (banquet hall/gym)
Cornelia, Ga. 30531

Amy’s Creek Precinct
Amy’s Creek Fire Department
6357 State Hwy. 17
Clarkesville, Ga. 30523

City of Baldwin Precinct (CITY VOTERS ONLY)

City Hall, (Old Habersham Bank)
186 Highway 441 By-Pass
Baldwin, Ga 30511 

 

Demorest Precinct (City of Demorest Precinct)
Demorest Fire Dept. (meeting room) 
125 Ivy Street
Demorest, Ga 30535

Town of Mount Airy (CITY VOTERS ONLY)
City Hall, Old Schoolhouse
1231 Dicks Hill Parkway
Mount Airy, Ga 30563

 

Mud Creek Precinct (Town of Alto Precinct)
B. C. Grant Baptist Church
1405 B. C. Grant Rd (fellowship hall)
Alto, Ga 30510