Welcome to the Columbus, Georgia Elections and Registration Website
 
 
 

As a registered Georgia voter you may vote from any location around the globe. Whether you are in the armed services or on a business trip, you may use the information contained on this web page to find out how to cast your vote in an upcoming election.

Are you qualified to register to vote? Find out. If you have recently moved to Muscogee County or there has been a change to your legal name, click here.

Military / Overseas Voting

The Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) is the universal form used for registration and absentee ballot requests. Applications may be submitted to your county of permanent residence up to 180 days prior to a primary or election in which a federal candidate appears on the ballot.

The Elections Office will mail the ballots approximately 45 days prior to an election day. Along with your absentee ballot, you will also receive a State Write-In Ballot (SWAB), to be used in case of a runoff election (you will not receive another ballot for a runoff election). The ballots will be mailed to the address you give on your application. If the address listed on your application changes due to reassignment or if you return to the states, you will need to update your voter registration by contacting your county election office.

Once you have completed your absentee ballot, you must mail them back to the Muscogee County Elections Office (ATN: Elections and Registration Office, P.O. Box 1340, Columbus, GA 31902-1340). Absentee ballots will be accepted up to 3 days after an election, if postmarked by Election Day.

For more information about military and overseas voting, visit the State of Georgia's Elections Division's website.

Link to the Federal Voting Assistance Program websiteTo assist U.S. citizens, voting from abroad, the federal government established the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP). Visit the FVAP website, www.fvap.gov/.
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Absentee Voting

If you will be out of Muscogee or cannot get to your polling place on Election Day, you may cast your vote with an absentee ballot.

To vote using an absentee ballot:

  1. Download the Absentee Ballot Application.
  2. Fill out the application.
  3. Fax (706-225-4394) or mail the application to the Elections Office.
    Mailing Address:
    ATN: Elections and Registration Office
    P.O. Box 1340
    Columbus, GA 31902-1340
  4. You will then be sent a mail in ballot which must be received by the Elections Office no later than the close of the polls on Election Day. Georgia law prohibits anyone other than the voter from personally delivering a ballot. Please send your mail in ballot to the mailing address above (in answer #3).
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Government Center - West Wing, 100 10th Street

2nd Floor - Citizens Service Center
3111 Citizens Way
Columbus, Georgia 31907

Phone: (706) 653-4392
Fax: (706) 225-4394

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