238 Gordon Street
Rochelle GA 31079
Elections Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: (229) 399-0050
Fax: (229) 399-0051
Jimmie Lynn Harden
Elections Assistant email@example.com
Office: (229) 399-0050
Fax: (229) 399-0051
Election Qualifications for Wilcox County Offices
Disclaimer: This is not an official publication of the law. It is merely a guide to the law. It provides, in summary form, only the basic, not an exhaustive, list of requirements for holding state or county office in Georgia. A person seeking the requirements for a particular office should consult the Official Code of Georgia Annotated to read in their entirety the constitutional provisions and Code sections cited in this publication and should examine the index to the Code for possible additional requirements for holding a particular state or county elective or appointed office.
Source: Qualifications and Disqualifications for Holding State or County Elective Office In Georgia. Published by Cathy Cox, Georgia Secretary of State, September 2000.
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About Voter Registrations & Elections
The Voter Registrations and Elections Office is overseen by the Wilcox County Board of Voter Registrations and Elections. The performance of duties are mandated by state, federal, and local laws. Listed below are some of those duties:
· Registering voters and maintaining the voter registration files
· Administering and conducting all federal, state, county and special elections
· Assisting military and overseas civilian voters with delivery of ballots to cities all over the world
· Testing and prepare voting equipment
· Voter education and outreach
· Procuring all polling places and recruiting all poll workers in Wilcox County
· Acting as filing officer for campaign disclosure reports and financial disclosure statements for candidates and elected officials
· Providing all voter registration and elections forms.
Any interaction with the Department of Drivers Services (DDS) may have affected your voter registration information. It’s important to confirm your voter status and information to ensure you are registered correctly. Visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s MVP website for verification of your information.
You can contact the Wilcox County Registrations and Elections office at (229) 399 -0050. We can also accept faxes at (229) 399- 0051.
Our address is 239 Gordon St. Rochelle, Ga 31079
Register to Vote in Wilcox County, Georgia
If you are submitting this form by mail and you are registering for the first time in Georgia, you are required to submit proof of residence either with this form OR when you vote for the first time. Proof of residence includes one of the following: a COPY of a current and valid photo ID; or a COPY of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address. You are exempt from this requirement if you are entitled to vote by absentee ballot under the Uniform and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, or if you provide your Georgia driver’s license/ID number (or the last four digits of your social security number if you do not have a driver’s license/ID) on this form and your identifying information is verified with a state database.
If you do not have any of the identification documents listed here, you can obtain a free photo ID for voting purposes only from the Voter Registrations and Elections office. Please call (229) 399-0050 for details. Those who are entitled to vote by absentee ballot under the Uniformed and Overseas Absentee Voting Act are exempt from the ID requirement. . When you register to vote in Georgia, you are automatically registered to vote in city elections if you reside within the city limits; a second application is not required.
Mail Voter Registration documents to: Wilcox County Board of Registrations and Elections 239 Gordon St. Rochelle, GA 31079 Or: Honorable Brad Raffensperger Secretary of State State of Georgia P.O. Box 105325 Atlanta, GA 30348-9562
Voter Registration Form
When you register online through My Voter Page, the site requires a Georgia driver’s license or personal identification card
Uphold the Constitution of the United States to include the laws and policies of all courts and maintaining public confidence by registering eligible voters and conducting honest and impartial elections in a fair, efficient and accurate manner.
Promote, preserve and improve democracy by identifying resources, applying innovative strategies and technologies to ensure fair and open elections, which accurately reflect the intent of the electorate.
Our values are respect, responsibility, customer responsiveness, collaboration and teamwork, innovation and quality, integrity, and persistence in furthering our goals. The values are based upon the expressed intent to ensure an open democratic process for the citizens of Wilcox County. By strict adherence we demonstrate our loyalty to freedom, pride in our profession and a commitment to the excellence of the democratic process.
Elections and Voting: Frequently Asked Questions
If you require further information regarding elections and voting that are not addressed here, please contact the Voter Registrations and Elections Division at (229) 399-0050 The Wilcox County Voter Registrations and Elections Office is located at 239 Gordon St. Rochelle, Ga 31079 The office is open for general business Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Where can I register to vote?
Offices where driver’s licenses or ID cards are issued · Voter Registrations and Elections Office · All public libraries · Mail-in applications and online registration are available at: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/
How do I register with a party?
Georgia has an open primary system, therefore, registration isn’t required. At the primary elections you will be given the party ballot that you request. Currently, Georgia only recognizes two political parties; therefore, only Democratic and Republican party ballots are available at primary elections. However, you may choose a non-partisan ballot that only contains races for court officials and any county or state questions. The primary runoff election is a continuation of the primary election, therefore, if you vote: · Democratic in the primary, Democratic must be voted in the runoff. · · Republican in the primary, Republican must be voted in the runoff. · If you did not vote in the primary, or voted nonpartisan, you may choose any party in the runoff.
How do I vote if I can’t get to my polling place on Election Day?
Eligible voters may vote advance in person every day, including weekends. There is not advance in person voting on the Saturday or Monday immediately preceding Election Day. Please check back periodically for additions or changes and hours.
Is there a provision for advanced aged and/or disabled voters who cannot not stand in line to vote?
Yes. Between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm, each elector who is 75 years of age or older or who is disabled and requires assistance in voting shall, upon request to a poll officer, be allowed to immediately vote at the next available voting compartment without having to wait in line. Additionally, every effort is made to locate a facility that is accessible to all voters. In some cases, we provide temporary modifications such as ramps, signage, and disabled parking set-ups to make the polling place accessible on Election Day. Alternatively, a disabled or advanced aged voter may vote an absentee by mail ballot by completing one application and receiving ballots for that primary and general election and any runoffs Please call (229) 399-0050 for details.
Why do I keep getting phone calls, emails, and political mail, especially from party candidates? If
Georgia doesn’t require party registration how are they getting my political preferences and my
By law, personal contact information, such as phone numbers and email addresses are not provided to any candidate, elected official, or marketing professional; however voter history is public information. If you have received campaign mail or solicitations it was received from some other source. If you wish to have your name removed from their lists, please contact each source respectively.
Since Georgia uses electronic voting can I vote anywhere in Wilcox, even if I don’t live here? I can
vote a provisional ballot right?
No. Under Georgia law, you must be registered to vote in the county where you are attempting to vote. While you may be permitted to vote a provisional ballot in any polling location that you go to, your ballot will not count unless you are a resident in that county and found to have properly registered to vote.
If you are properly registered to vote, but choose to vote at the wrong county polling location for your residence address, it’s very likely your ballot would only be partially counted, therefore, any candidates that you support may not get those votes. To ensure you visit the correct polling location on Election Day visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s website at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/
What is the purpose of Section 203 of the Federal Voting Rights Act?
In 1975, Congress permanently banned the use of literacy tests and other discriminatory registration and voting practices, including English-only materials, in any election nationwide. Congress also broadened the scope of voting rights protection to include limited English proficient voters of Asian American, Hispanic, and American Indian or Alaska Native descent. Congress found these groups had historically faced, and continued to face, discrimination based on their race and ethnicity. Based on these findings, Congress enacted Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act which is still in place today.