Absentee Voting

Requesting an Absentee Ballot

City Elections ONLY:

Any registered voter who is eligible to vote in an election may request an absentee ballot up to 180 days preceding the election. Download an absentee ballot application online or contact the City Clerk at 770-921-2210 to request that an application by mail or fax. 

Applications must be signed and returned to the City Clerk before an absentee ballot is issued.  Voters can submit the application using one of the following methods:

  • Fax: 770-921-8942
  • Scan & Email: City Clerk
  • Deliver in-person: Lilburn City Hall, 340 Main Street, Lilburn, GA 30047
  • Mail: City of Lilburn, Attn: Absentee Ballot Clerk, 340 Main Street, Lilburn, GA 30047

Voters have until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day to return their ballot by mail or personally deliver their own ballot to the City of Lilburn Absentee Clerk.

County & State Elections:

For information about absentee voting in county and state elections, visit the Gwinnett County Voter Registrations and Elections website.

Absentee Ballot Status

To check on the status of either a request for an absentee ballot or the absentee ballot itself, email the City Clerk. You will be required to provide identifying information.

How to Vote Your Absentee Ballot

  • Use a black or blue pen
  • Completely fill in the oval to the left of the candidate's name or the issue.
  • Do not write in a name that is already listed on the ballot.
  • If you decide to vote at the polling location, you must surrender your absentee ballot.  The ballot will be cancelled and you will be allowed to vote an electronic ballot at the poll.

Returning Your Voting Absentee Ballot

  • Place your voted ballot only in the envelopes provided. Do not place another person's voted ballot in the envelopes.
  • Carefully follow the instructions for return envelopes.
  • Sign the oath. If a voter cannot sign his/her name, the voter must still make a mark on the signature line.
  • If the voter received assistance in voting the ballot, the person assisting must also sign where indicated.
  • If your original ballot is lost, spoiled, damaged, or marked in error, please call the City Clerk at 770-921-2210 for instruction.

By Georgia Law, ballots may not be returned by anyone other than the voter, unless the voter is disabled. Voted ballots may not be faxed or electronically submitted for counting. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding Absentee By Mail, please visit the Gwinnett County Absentee Voting By Mail page.

Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA)

The same process applies to all military and overseas citizens of the City of Lilburn.