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 – As Early As – September 18, 2018, 8am – 5pm

555 Monroe Street (basement)

Clarkesville, Ga 30523

706-839-0170

 

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS, DATES & TIMES:

 

Elections & Registration Office:

Early Voting – October 15, 2018 –November 2, 2018, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

555 Monroe Street (basement)

Clarkesville, Ga 30523

706-839-0170

 

Habersham North Precinct:

Saturday Voting – October 27, 2018, 9 am – 4 pm

Advance Voting Week –October 29, 2018 - November 2, 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 – October 27, 2018, 9 am – 4 pm

Advance Voting Week – October 29, 2018 - November 2, 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 – November 6, 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                                                               

 

Demorest Precinct (City of Demorest Precinct)

Demorest Fire Dept. (meeting room)

125 Ivy Street

Demorest, Ga 30535

 

Habersham South Precinct (City of Cornelia Precinct)       

First Baptist Church of Cornelia                                                

325 Oak Street (banquet hall/gym)                                           

Cornelia, Ga. 30531         

                                                        

Mud Creek Precinct (Town of Alto Precinct)

B. C. Grant Baptist Church

1405 B. C. Grant Rd (fellowship hall)

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)                               

City Hall, (Old Habersham Bank)                                      

186 Highway 441 By-Pass                                                

Baldwin, Ga 30511                                                            

 

Town of Mount Airy (CITY VOTERS ONLY) 

City Hall, Old Schoolhouse

1231 Dicks Hill Parkway

Mount Airy, Ga 30563

 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS OCTOBER 9, 2018

 

If you have any questions or need to verify your voting precinct, please call 706-839-0170.