Drop your completed ballot off at an advanced voting polling site
You avoid the mail. Unfortunately, there have been incidents in which ballots were dumped by postal workers.
You avoid the machines. Several cases here in Georgia indicate that these machines are not reliable, such as when the machine gave several thousand votes to a candidate who was not on the ballot and was not a write-in.
Here's how to obtain an absentee ballot:
You can download an absentee ballot request form/application that you can print out and fill in, OR
You may contact the Chatham County Voter Registration Office and ask them to send you a request form/application ( 912-790-1520 ) OR
You may drop by the Voter Registration Office and fill out your absentee ballot request form/application there in person. ( 1117 Eisenhower Dr, Suite E, Savannah, GA 31406. Monday – Fri 8 AM – 5 PM)
NOTE: You must file a separate application for each election and run-off election for which you are requesting an absentee ballot; except if you are a voter who is over the age of 65 or disabled, a military service member, spouse of a military service member, or an oversees citizen (temporary or permanent). If so, you can request to have ballots sent to you for all elections in the election cycle.
You may deliver it in person at the Voter Registration Office during regular business hours ( 1117 Eisenhower Dr, Suite E, Savannah, GA 31406 )
Here are the 2023 dates you need to know:
August 21 absentee ballots may be requested (78 days prior to election day)
October 17 advanced voting begins (21 days prior to election day)