An eligible absentee elector who has requested an absentee ballot for the General Primary or the General Election will automatically receive a SWAB (including all necessary envelopes) along with the absentee ballot for the General Primary Election and the General Election. Your local county registrar will also mail you a regular absentee ballot containing all runoff races for which you are eligible to vote. In the event both ballots are received prior to the deadline, the registrars will count the regular absentee ballot and not the SWAB.
PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS WHEN COMPLETING YOUR SWAB:
1. Write in the candidate’s first and last name. Elections dates and candidates can be found at: http://www.sos.ga.gov/elections.
2. To ensure secrecy, place your folded ballot into a plain envelope and seal.
3. Print and complete the required oath statement. Place the completed oath and the sealed envelope into another outer envelope and seal. Write the words “Official Absentee Ballot” on the outer envelope. Failure to sign and return the oath will cause your SWAB to be rejected.
4. Return the SWAB by mail to your local county registrar. The SWAB will not be accepted if it is returned by fax or email.
All ballots postmarked by the runoff date will be counted if received by the county office within three days of the runoff election.
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