The Madison County elections office will give demonstrations on new voting equipment at the following times and locales:

•Wednesday, Feb. 12, 12 p.m., Erastus Christian Church

•Monday, Feb. 24, 5 p.m., Jones Chapel Church


Here are some key dates:

•March 24 — Presidential preference primary

•April 21 — Special election runoff

•May 19 — General primary and non-partisan elections

•July 21 — General primary and non-partisan runoffs

•Nov. 3 — General election

•Dec. 1 — General election runoffs

•Jan. 5, 2021 — General election runoffs for federal races.


Qualifying begins at 9 a.m., Monday, March 2, and will end at noon Friday, March 6. Primaries and non partisan elections will be held May 19.

All candidates who wish to qualify for all races will qualify at the Board of Elections and Registration Office, 94 Spring Lake Drive, Danielsville.

For information, contact Tracy Dean at the Board of Elections and Registration Office at 706-795-6335.

Qualifying fees are as follows: Sheriff, $1,943.28; Clerk of Superior Court, $1,591.05; Tax Commissioner, $1,591.05; Probate Judge, $1,591.05; Chairman, BOC, $1,943.28; BOC, District 1 and 2 Commissioners, $216; Board of Education, $94.62; and Coroner, $351.81.


The voter registration deadline for the March 24 Presidential Preference Primary will be Feb. 24. Voter registration applications are available at the Board of Elections and Registration office at 94 Spring Lake Drive from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Applications are also available at the Madison County Library, and can be downloaded from the Georgia Secretary of State Website at or the BOER office website,

Those who have applied for voter registration at the Department of Drivers Services and have not received a precinct identification card in the mail are encouraged to inquire about the status of their application with the Board of Elections and Registration at 706-795-6335 or through the MVP option at If anyone has any questions regarding their voting status, they may call the elections office for that information.

February 24 is the last day for a voter to change their name or address if he/she has moved within the county to an address different from the address shown on the voter’s registration card. It is the duty of the voter to notify the Board of Elections and Registration by this date in order for the voter to be placed in the correct precinct and for the voters name to be placed on the correct list of voters.


Early voting for the Presidential Preference Primary will begin Monday March 2 and end Friday, March 20. Hours will be 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day at the Board of Elections and Registration office. Saturday voting will be held March 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the elections office.

For more information, contact the elections office at 706-795-6335 or email


In order to receive an Absentee Ballot by mail, a voter must submit his/her completed and signed application for official absentee ballot to one of the following: Madison County Board of Elections and Registration, P.O. Box 328, Danielsville, GA 30633. Fax to 706-795-2233 or email to An application for an official absentee ballot can be obtained in one of the following ways: visit, visit or call the elections offce at 706-795-6335


Madison County is in need of poll workers for the 2020 elections.

“If you are a citizen of the United States, if you are at least 16 years old, if you are a resident of Madison County, if you are able to read, write and speak the English language, if you are not a convicted felon, if you possess a sense of dedication and pride in your work, if you are patient and enjoy working with people, if you take direction well and pay attention to detail, you may be just the person we are looking for!” elections officials said.

Those interested can visit and complete the application for poll workers. Once completed, a potential poll worker may either return it by mail or fax to 706-795-2233, email to or drop it off at the elections office. For more information, call 706-795-6335.

(1) comment

Virginia Moss

Great collection of information here! Now that I have seen and tried the new equipment one concern is that my vote will be read by a computer off of a bar code printed on expensive card stock (13 cents a sheet that the county has to pay for!) that I can't know what it really relays.

The print-out with the bar code also has my votes in print, but so small I can barely read them. If people were to audit the vote by reading and counting manually from this tiny print, there is lots of room for mistakes and the small print would slow the process considerably. If an audit goes by the bar code, well, we don't really know what that part is conveying so the print-out is kind of useless.

The state's choice (Republican Party's choice) is not acceptable to me. Computers can be hacked, preset to cheat by the company chosen by the state (Republicans) happily in return for the favor of selecting them to provide the equipment. Or the state (Republicans) can engage technicians to alter the computers after the elections. I'm no conspiracy theorist, but I am disappointed to have come to the conclusion that I can't trust government, especially Republican government. I will vote anyway; I always do, but still without much confidence. Though not perfect, I'm more trusting of hanging chads and punch cards counted by hand or mechanical methods at this point.

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