THE JULY SPECIAL ELECTION IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
GEORGIA, BIBB COUNTY
NOTICE – THE JULY SPECIAL ELECTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED
Notice is hereby given that the Nonpartisan Special Election that was scheduled to be held in Bibb County, Georgia on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, to elect the Mayor and nine Commissioners of the newly restructured government to be known as Macon-Bibb County has been postponed indefinitely; pending a ruling from the Department of Justice at which time, a new election date and candidate qualifying period will be decided.
Mrs. Rinda Wilson
Board of Elections
For elections in which there are no federal or state candidates on the ballot, no Saturday voting hours shall be required.
Early Voting begins 21 days prior to each Primary and General Election and as soon as practicable before special elections and runoffs. Any voter may cast an absentee ballot in our office prior to the election with no reason required. A picture ID must be provided by the voter.
NO BALLOTS MAY BE CAST "AT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE" ON THE MONDAY PRECEDING ANY ELECTION OR ON ELECTION DAY.
All requests for absentee ballots must state:
Board Meeting Information
- Which election ballot is requested for: (If a primary election, request must choose Democrat or Republican ballot.)
- Name and address as registered.
- Date of birth.
- Address for delivery of ballot.
- Signature of applicant.
Any elector who is unexpectedly hospitalized on the day of an election may call the Board of Elections (621-6622) by noon, and an absentee ballot will be delivered to the elector.
Relatives may request absentee ballots for electors temporarily out of the county or physically disabled by submitting an absentee application in person or by mail to the Board of Elections.
To print out an Absentee Ballot Application, please go to the State of GA My Voter Page
Use the following link to pull up the Absentee Ballot Application: Mail In Absentee Ballot Application
The application may be filled out and printed from this page. You may mail the completed application to:
Macon-Bibb County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 6297
Macon, GA 31208
or fax it to (478) 784-9774. Absentee Applications must be received by the Board of Elections office no later than 5:30 PM the Friday preceding each election.
The Board of Elections consists of a five member Board.
Two members are appointed by the Republican Party - Two members by the Democratic Party - Those four members appoint One Non-Partisan Member.
Members are appointed for two year terms.
Board Meetings are held the third Thursday** of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the Macon-BIbb County Board of Elections Office located at 2445 Pio Nono Ave, Macon, GA.
**In months which an election is held the Board Meetings are held at 9:30 AM on the Friday following the election. **
Please Note: Meetings are subject to change, please call 478-621-6622 to verify date and time.
Voter Registration Forms
Voter Registration forms are available at:
Board of Elections Main Office
2445 Pio Nono Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31206
Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Phone : (478) 621 - 6622
Fax : (478) 784 - 9774
700 Poplar Street
Macon, Ga 31201
Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
All Public Libraries
Department Family & Children Services
Drivers License Bureau
Registration is permanent if you: (A voter must vote once every three years to remain active)
Notify the Board of Elections of a change of address within Bibb
County. Notify the Board of Elections if you change your name. (NOTE:
Upon registration in Bibb County, previous registration will be
cancelled.) A separate registration for city elections is not required.
Voter registration cutoff is always thirty (30) days before date
of primaries or general elections. Date varies for special elections.
Qualifications for Registering and Voting
A citizen of the United States.
At least 18 years of age on date of election; 17 ½ at registration.
A resident of Georgia (Bibb County). No standard length of residency
No felony conviction – unless rights have been restored.
(NOTE: False information on a registration is a felony.)