Elections & Voting

Lowndes County Election’s Board Meeting July 14th, 2020

On Tue, July 14, 2020 4:30 pm, we will be holding the Board Meeting via conference call. Below is the number, access code and the instructions on how to attend. The public is welcome to attend. Access will be open at 4:15 pm.

Phone Number: 229-671-3400

Access Code: 992 008 493

Call the above number from your phone. Enter the Access Code on your keypad. The automated system will ask for your name. This is how you can join the board meeting. If you have any questions, please call and ask for Jessica at 671-2850.


EARLY VOTING FOR THE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 1 ELECTION RUNOFF STARTS 20 JULY 2020

This Election is for the Democratic Election Runoff for Congressional District 1, to be held on 11 August 2020. ONLY VOTERS IN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 1, ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THIS ELECTION. To determine if you are in Congressional District 1 you can look at your precinct card or log in at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

 ELIGIBLE VOTERS – Persons who did not vote in the June 2020 Primary Election, persons who voted Non-Partisan in the June 2020 Primary Election, and persons who voted Democratic in the June 2020 Primary Election, and are in Congressional District 1, are eligible to vote in the 11 Aug 2020 Democratic Runoff Election.

NON-ELIGIBLE VOTERS – Persons who are not in Congressional District 1 and/or voted Republican in the 9 June 2020 Primary Election.

EARLY VOTING

Elections Office – 2808 N Oak St, Valdosta

Mon 20 Jul – Fri 24 Jul 2020 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mon 27 Jul – Fri 31 Jul 2020 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sat 1 Aug 2020 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mon 3 Aug – Fri 7 Aug 2020 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

On the LAST DAY TO VOTE, Tuesday 11 Aug 2020, voting will be in the following precincts (Congressional District 1) – not in the elections office, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.:

Precinct 2 Trinity Presbyterian Church 3501 Bemiss Rd., Valdosta

Precinct 4 Naylor Community Center 6030 Savannah Ave, Naylor

Voters registered in other Precincts are NOT eligible to vote in the Congressional District 1 Democratic Runoff Election (not in the district.)

LOGIC AND ACCURACY TESTING PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the logic and accuracy testing and preparation of voting equipment to be used in the 11 Aug 2020, Runoff Election for Congressional District 1 will begin at 9:00 a.m., on Monday, 22 June 2020, or thereafter as soon as the election database is received. Testing will continue until complete and is open to the public. Said testing and preparation will be conducted at the Lowndes County Board of Elections office, 2808 N. Oak St., Valdosta

Early Opening and Counting of Absentee Ballots

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 21-2-386 (a) (3), AND Georgia State Election Board Emergency Rule: Processing Absentee Ballots Prior to Election Day, this is to notify the citizens of Lowndes County that the Lowndes County Board of Elections will begin the scanning of absentee ballots cast in the 9 June 2020 General Primary, the March 2020 Presidential Preference Primary, and SPLOST Special Election beginning on Monday, 1 June 2020, at 9:00 a.m., and continuing daily until 4 p.m. until all ballots are scanned. This will be conducted in the Lowndes County Elections office at 2808 N Oak St, Valdosta, GA 31602. The public is welcome to observe. NO VOTES WILL BE TABULATED until Election Day, 9 June 2020, after 7:00 p.m. Please call 229-671-2850, or email elections@lowndescounty.com if you have any questions.

NOTICE OF COMPUTATION, CANVASSING AND CERTIFICATION 

OF ELECTION RETURNS

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 21-2-492, notice is hereby given that computation, canvassing and certification of the returns of votes cast in the June 2020 General Primary, the March 2020 Presidential Preference Primary, and Special Election will take place in the Lowndes County Elections office, on Friday, 19 June 2020, beginning at 1 P.M.

Overview

The office’s responsibilities include:

  • Assisting elected officials and candidates in completing state ethics forms and maintaining them for public inspection
  • Conducting elections for federal, state, and local offices
  • Federal, state, and local redistricting
  • Maintaining U.S. Justice Department compliance and implementing federal and state legislation, Supreme Court Decisions, and Attorney General Opinions
  • Other functions include voter registration, voter education, and service to the community where we work and live

The diverse office staff consists of 5 full-time persons and a varying number of part-time staff to meet fluctuating work demands and polling place staffing.

For additional voter information including an online voting registration form, visit the My Voter Page.

Use the MVP Log In to check your:

  • Voter registration status
  • Mail-in application and ballot status
  • Poll location
  • Early voting locations
  • Elected Officials
  • Registration information on file with the county office
  • Sample ballot for the upcoming election
  • Provisional ballot status

Citizens wishing to vote by mail may request an absentee ballot by phone, email, fax or in person. If you have any further questions please call 229-671-2850.

The Lowndes County Voter Registration and Elections’ Provisional Verification number is 229-671-2850 or elections@lowndescounty.com.

Poll workers needed!

Come in to the Elections office and bring your driver’s license and social security card.