The Bartow County Board of Voter Registration and Elections wishes to thank the community for the resounding response to their call for voting through the mail for the June 9, 2020 Primary Election. To date over 10,000 ballots have been issued through the mail and the requests are still going in! Anyone who has requested a ballot should receive it within the next week.
Once a voter receives their ballot, they will:
- Mark their selections using a blue or black pen.
- Place the marked ballot inside the provided privacy sleeve.
- Seal the privacy sleeve in the white and yellow envelope and complete the oath on the back of the envelope.
- Return it to their office via the postal service, hand delivery, or in one of the absentee ballot drop boxes that they plan to deploy around the county in the coming weeks.
They realize that the instructions provided by the Secretary of State’s Office refer to a privacy envelope rather than a privacy sleeve. They state both options ensure your privacy, but voters preferring to use a privacy envelope can contact them at (770) 387-5098 or firstname.lastname@example.org so that they can send one. Voters are asked to NOT use tape on the privacy sleeve as it may damage their ballot.
Also, the board continues to urge the public to avoid voting in person during the upcoming primary election. There are numerous safeguards in place to ensure that every vote cast through the mail will be counted and they anticipate significant delays to in person voting because of mandated requirements for the current pandemic.