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:

Elections & Registration Office –      Absentee Ballots Available– April 13, 2018 – May 18, 2018, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

555 Monroe Street (basement)

Clarkesville, Ga 30523

706-839-0170

 

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS, DATES & TIMES:

Elections & Registration Office –      Early Voting – April 30, 2018 – May 18, 2018, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

555 Monroe Street (basement)

Clarkesville, Ga 30523

706-839-0170

 

Habersham North Precinct –            Saturday Voting – May 12, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center          Advance Voting Week – May 14, 2018 – May 18, 2018, 8:00 am–7:00 pm

120 Paul Franklin Road, Toccoa Hwy

Clarkesville, Ga 30523

706-839-0234

 

Habersham South Precinct –             Saturday Voting – May 12, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

First Baptist Church of Cornelia         Advance Voting Week – May 14, 2018 thru May 18, 2018, 8:00 am–7:00 pm

325 Oak Street (banquet hall/gym)

Cornelia, Ga. 30523

706-778-4412

 

ELECTION DAY VOTING: May 22, 2018, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Habersham North Precinct (City of Clarkesville Precinct)           Demorest Precinct (City of Demorest Precinct)

Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center                                                          Demorest Fire Dept. (meeting room)

120 Paul Franklin Road, Toccoa Hwy                                                125 Ivy Street                                      

Clarkesville, Ga 30523                                                                        Demorest, Ga 30535

 

Habersham South Precinct (City of Cornelia Precinct) Mud Creek Precinct (Town of Alto Precinct)

First Baptist Church of Cornelia                                                         B. C. Grant Baptist Church

325 Oak Street (banquet hall/gym)                                                  1405 B. C. Grant Rd (fellowship hall)

Cornelia, Ga. 30523                                                                             Alto, Ga 30510

 

Amy’s Creek Precinct                                                                                         

Amy’s Creek Fire Department                                                                          

6357 State Hwy. 17

Clarkesville, Ga. 30523                                      

 

City of Baldwin Precinct (CITY VOTERS ONLY)                               Town of Mount Airy (CITY VOTERS ONLY)                     

City Hall, (Old Habersham Bank)                                                        City Hall, Old Schoolhouse

186 Highway 441 By-Pass                                                                   1231 Dicks Hill Parkway

Baldwin, Ga 30511                                                                               Mount Airy, Ga 30563

 

For question or additional information, please call 706-839-0170