The Georgia Secretary of State’s office has launched a quick and convenient system that voters can use to track absentee ballots and get updates on the status of the ballots. Once voters sign up on the new BallotTrax system, they’ll get either email or text message alerts on the status of their ballots. Notification will be sent when the absentee ballot application is accepted, when the absentee ballot is sent, and if and when the absentee ballot is accepted or rejected. Voters whose absentee ballots are rejected will be provided with the contact information to fix the issue so they can be assured their vote will be counted.
The site can be accessed HERE
Voters who sign up for notifications after they have already begun the absentee ballot request and return process will receive a notification informing them of the most recent step they have completed in the process. If they have request a ballot but it has not been accepted by elections officials, they will receive a notification that their ballot has been sent. If the absentee ballot has already been accepted by elections officials, newly registered voters will receive a notification that the ballot has been accepted upon signing up.
Notifications about an individual voter’s ballot status may be delayed by a day. Standard text message rates apply for those opting to receive text message updates.
- Your absentee ballot has been mailed. Once you receive it in the mail, please follow the instructions provided with your absentee ballot to return it in a timely manner. State law requires it be returned to the the County Registrar by 7pm on Election Day, November 3rd, 2020. If you have any questions, please call us at (706) 291-5168 or email us at Absentee@Floydcountyga.org
We had been tracking our ballot application via the the MVP post on the Secretary of State’s website (Click here):
- Aug. 28: Our request was received at the Floyd County elections office.
- Sept. 18: The date listed on the tracker on when the ballot would be sent.
- Sept. 26: Our ballots arrived in the mail.
- Sept. 28: We will drop one ballot into the drop box by the elections office in Rome and the second ballot in the drop box by the library (two registered voters in our household). We will track to see when each is processed.
- Next up: Date received, status of our ballot and then “reason” if there are any issues.
- Want to apply for an absentee ballot? Click here.
- Elections Office Main Entrance Door, 1300 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy, Cartersville
- Bartow County Courthouse
- Allatoona Resource Center
- Manning Mill Park Gym
- Euharlee City Hall
A look at what’s on the Nov. 3 ballot:
- Floyd County Commission, Post 2: Wright Bagby, R; Charles “Coach” Smith, D.
- Floyd County Commission, Post 3; Allison Watters, R; Shonna Bailey, Post 3, D.
- Clerk of Court: Barbara Penson, R; Moriah Medina, D.
- District 12: Eddie Lumsden, R; Jonathan Gilreath-Harvey, D.
- District 16: Trey Kelley, R; Lyndsay Arrendale, D.
- District 14: Bruce Thompson, R.; Travis Johnson, D.
- District 31: Jason, Anavitarte, R; Tianna Smith, D.
- District 52: Chuck Hufstetler, R; Charles DeYoung, D.
Georgia Public Service Commission:
- District 1: Robert G. Byrant, D; Jason Shaw, R.
- District 4: Daniel Blackman, D; Lauren Bubba McDonald, Jr., R.
U.S. House (District 11):
- Democrat: Dana Barrett; Republican Barry Loudermilk.
- Republican David Perdue; Democrat Jon Ossoff
U.S. Senate (Isakson term):
- Democrats: Deborah Jackson, Jamesia James, Tamara Johnson-Shealey, Matt Lieberman, Joy Felicia Slade, Ed Tarver, Raphael Warnock, Richard Dien Winfield.
- Republicans: Doug Collins, Derrick Grayson, Annette Davis Jackson, A. Wayne Johnson, Kelly Loeffler, Kandiss Taylor.
Atlanta Press Club will partner with Georgia Public Broadcasting on the statewide debates. They will be available for viewers to watch online live or on demand via Facebook at www.fb.com/TheAtlantaPressClub. They also will stream live on GPB.org and air on GPB-TV.
House District 14: Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene. Livestream at 1 p.m., on GPB at 10 p.m., both Oct. 12.
U.S. Senate, David Perdue (R) vs. Jon Ossoff (D), 3 p.m. on livestreams, 8 p.m. on GPB, both Oct. 12.
U.S. Senate, Loeffler seat, 1 and 3 p.m. livestream; 8 and 9 p.m. on GPB, both on Oct. 19. (Only candidates who have reached 3 percent on two independent polls).
- Oct. 5: Last day a person may register and be eligible to vote in the November General Election and Special Election Runoff for Local and State Offices.
- Oct. 12: Advanced In Person (Early) Voting begins for the November General Election and Special Election.
- Oct. 12: Atlanta Press Club debates: House District 14: Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene against a potential Democratic candidate. Livestream at 1 p.m., on GPB at 10 p.m., both Oct. 12. U.S. Senate, David Perdue (R) vs. Joel Ossoff (D), 3 p.m. on livestreams, 8 p.m. on GPB.
- Oct. 17-18: First weekend of advance voting in Floyd County.
- Oct. 19: Atlanta Press Club debates: U.S. Senate, Loeffler seat, 1 and 3 p.m. livestream; 8 and 9 p.m. on GPB. (Only candidates who have reached 3 percent on two independent polls).
- Oct. 24-25: Second weekend of advance voting in Floyd County.
- Oct. 30: Advance voting ends.
- Nov. 3: Election Day, precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.