Elections & Voter Registration

The Board of Elections and Voter Registration consists of five appointed members. One member is appointed by the Chief Judge of the Superior Court, two members are appointed by the Republican Party, and two members are appointed by the Democratic Party, all are four-year terms. A Director of Elections and Voter Registration recommended by the County Manager and appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, oversees the day-to-day operations of the department. This office is responsible for conducting county elections, registration of voters, maintaining the list of registered voters, issuing absentee ballots, disseminating information to the public, and keeping abreast of all state laws pertaining to elections and voter registration. The Director acts as the ethics filing officer for all local elected officials. In addition, this office also conducts city elections for Auburn, Bethlehem, Carl, Statham, and Winder on a contractual basis whereby each city pays for the cost of their city elections.

Note: The Barrow County Board of Elections will hold a scheduled meeting on the first Tuesday of each Month (unless otherwise specified). The meeting will be held in the Elections office, located at 233 East Broad Street in Winder, at 3:30 pm.

Department Stats

  • Full-Time Employees: 2
  • FY 2021 Budget: $323,624

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