Elections & Registration Office
The Mission of the Elections and Voter Registration Office is to register eligible citizens of Jackson County. To promote, preserve, and improve democracy by ensuring that elections are free, impartial, fair, accurate, convenient, and accessible to all voters. We strive to encourage voter participation and to provide excellent customer service to voters, as well as, candidates. We are available to help the public understand and follow all laws, rules, and regulations set by Federal, State, and Local Authorities, as well as, the State Election Board.
ResponsibilitiesThis office is responsible for voter registration for Jackson County and all municipalities in the county. In addition, this office is responsible for the following duties:
- Qualifying Candidates seeking election (County, Non Partisan and other Parties as requested)
- Printing of ballots and programming the Voting Machines
- Coordinating Vote Centers and making sure locations are ADA compliant
- Training and Placement of Poll Officials
- Preparing Supplies and Equipment used at Vote Centers
- Consolidating of Election Results
- Maintenance and Logic & Accuracy Testing of all Election Equipment
- Act as a Filing Officer for all Elected Officials and Candidates
- Conduct all Elections (Federal, State, County, and Municipalities)
The Jackson County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office attends to the day-to day registration and updating of files for Jackson County voters. On even-numbered years the office prepares for local, state, and federal elections. On odd-numbered years the office conducts elections for the county's nine municipalities and special elections, as needed.
Jackson County Board of Elections and Registration Bylaws
COUNTY OF JACKSON
ABSENTEE IN PERSON VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE
To be published in the legal organ of the county. SB 202 Section 28
Notice is hereby given that advanced voting shall take place for the November 2, 2021 Municipal General Elections for the City of Arcade, Town of Braselton, City of Commerce, City of Hoschton, City of Jefferson, and the City of Nicholson at the Ponchie Beck Election Center location at 441 Gordon St, Jefferson, Georgia 30549 on the following days and times.
October 12th- October 16th, from 9AM until 5PM
October 18th-October 23rd, from 9AM until 5PM
October 25th-October 29th, from 9AM until 5PM
All early voting will end on October 29th at 5PM.
A Drop Box will be available for absentee ballots at the Ponchie Beck Election Center (located inside) ONLY during all early voting hours as per SB 202, and will close on October 29th at 5PM. Ballots may be dropped off until 7PM on November 2, 2021 to the election staff located at 441 Gordon Street in Jefferson, absentee ballots will not be received at the polling locations on Election Day.
Absentee Ballot Applications may be submitted until 5PM (when office closes) on October 22nd, 2021.
Election and Voter Registration Director Jackson County
October Board Meeting
The Jackson County Board of Elections and Registration will hold the monthly board meeting on Friday, October 8th at 9AM at the Ponchie Beck Election Center, located at 441 Gordon St, Jefferson GA 30549. Meeting is open to the public. For more information 706-367-6377
November Board Meeting & Provisional Hearing
The Jackson County Board of Elections and Registration will hold the monthly board meeting on Friday, November 5th at 5PM at the Ponchie Beck Election Center, located at 441 Gordon St, Jefferson GA 30549. Meeting is open to the public. For more information 706-367-6377
December Board Meeting
The Jackson County Board of Elections and Registration will hold the monthly board meeting on Friday, December 10th at 9AM at the Ponchie Beck Election Center, located at 441 Gordon St, Jefferson GA 30549. Meeting is open to the public. For more information 706-367-6377
Absentee Official Ballot Drop Box
The ballot box is currently CLOSED. Due to SB 202 the Ballot Drop Box will be relocated INSIDE the building and will ONLY be available during early voting days/hours.
1. Election Office, 441 Gordon Street in Jefferson (LOCATED INSIDE and ONLY AVAILBLE DURING EARLY VOTINGS DAYS/HOURS
Notice to Voters for use of the Official Ballot Drop Box located at 441 Gordon St, in Jefferson