BRYAN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND REGISTRATION
151 S. College St.
P.O. Box 1526
Pembroke, GA 31321
Please make sure you check your voter status at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov
BRYAN COUNTY RACES FOR 2020:
CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT
BOARD OF EDUCATION:
VICE CHAIR POST 2
SECOND DISTRICT, POST 4
THIRD DISTRICT, POST 5
STATE COURT JUDGE
SOLICITOR, STATE COURT
For qualifications, please go to:
Qualifying - 2020 Election
Qualifying begins at 9 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2020. The Democratic party will have qualifying at the Miller Center, 91 Lanier Street, Pembroke, GA. The Republican party will have qualifying in the break room in the Bryan County Administrative Complex, 66 Captain Matthew Freeman Drive, Richmond Hill, second floor.
General and Primary Election
Bryan County, Georgia
Pursuant to provisions of O.C.G.A Section 21-2-31, we, the undersigned, as members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners, hereby fix and publish the Qualifying Fees for each County Office to be filled in the upcoming General Primary to be held on May 19, 2020 and County Offices to be filled in the General Election to be held on November 3, 2020 by means other than Primary Nominations, as follows:
Commission Chairman … $285.00
District Commissioners … $255.00
Board of Education Members … $97.71
Sheriff … $1,943.28
Tax Commissioner … $1,591.05
Superior Court Clerk … $1,591.05
Probate Judge … $1,591.05
Coroner … $484.54
State Court Judge … $3,946.18
Sate Court Solicitor … $2,228.36
The earliest date a Primary Candidate may qualify with the Democratic, Republican Party or Independent to run on the General Primary for any Federal, State or County Office is 9:00 a.m. on March 2, 2020. The last day to qualify for the same is 12 noon on March 6, 2020.
IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES:
Presidential Preference Primary, General Primary Election, Nonpartisan General Election, and Special Election
Voter Registration Deadline
April 20, 2020
May 19, 2020
|General Primary Runoff, Nonpartisan General Runoff, and Special Runoff Election for local and State Offices||April 20, 2020||July 21, 2020|
|General Primary Runoff Election for Federal Offices||June 22, 2020||July 21, 2020|
General Election and Special Election
|October 5, 2020||November 3, 2020|
|General Election and Special Election Runoffs for Local and State Offices||
October 5, 2020
|December 1, 2020|
|General Election Runoff for Federal Offices||
December 7, 2020
|January 5, 2021|
My Voter Page: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov
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- Check your voting status
- Update your voter information
- Find your poll location and early voting locations
- Register to vote
Advance Voting Sites
Bryan County Courthouse
Commissioners Meeting Room
42 Courthouse Drive
Pembroke, GA 31321
Commissioners Meeting Room
66 Captain Matthew Freeman Drive
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
If you cannot make it to the polls to vote in person, you can request an absentee ballot from the Secretary of State's website, www.mvp.sos.ga.gov. A ballot will be mailed to your residence, and you can return it through the mail. If you choose this option, you need to request your absentee ballot by the Friday before the Election date.
VOTING ON ELECTION DAY
If you wish to vote on Election Day, go to your assigned polling place to cast your ballot between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. However, if you are in line to vote at 7 p.m., you will be allowed to remain in line and cast your ballot.
PRESS REALEASE FROM SECRETARY OF STATE REGARDING MAY 19, 2020 GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION
(ATLANTA) -- Secretary of State Raffensperger is taking unprecedented steps to protect the public health of Georgia voters while also upholding the integrity of the vote. These temporary steps are being made because of the COVID-19 pandemic threatening public health in Georgia and around the world.
Secretary Raffensperger will be mailing absentee ballot request forms to every Georgia voter. This extraordinary effort to ensure all Georgians can vote without fear for their health will supplement extra measures to ensure those who rely on in-person voting to access the ballot can do so safely.
“Times of turbulence and upheaval like the one we Georgians face require decisive action if the liberties we hold so dear are to be preserved,” said Raffensperger. “I am acting today because the people of Georgia, from the earliest settlers to heroes like Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Congressman John Lewis, have fought too long and too hard for their right to vote to have it curtailed. Georgia has faced challenges before and overcome them, and we can do so again through the grit and ingenuity that has made America a shining example for democracies around the world.”
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is moving to increase Georgia voter access and protect the public health of voters and poll workers during the COVID-19 emergency through increased mail in voting. In the 2016 and 2018 November elections, around 95 percent of Georgia voters opted to cast their ballot in person versus the 5 percent who did so by mail. With social distancing as the most important tool for limiting the spread of coronavirus, providing alternatives to voting in person is crucial. All Georgia voters can request and vote an absentee ballot for any reason.
Raffensperger will send absentee ballot request forms to the Georgia’s 6.9 million voters in an effort to allow as many Georgia voters as possible to exercise their right to vote without leaving their homes. In doing so, Raffensperger will literally be dropping a way to vote in safety and security on each Georgia voter’s doorstep. They will simply have to fill out and return the application to vote by mail in the upcoming elections with no in-person risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Georgia’s most vulnerable, those over age 65 and those with a disability, can request absentee ballots for the primary and general election as well as all elections through the 2020 election cycle with this one application. Other voters will need to submit another application for future elections. The elderly and disabled will to be able to vote in safety and security.
While Secretary Raffensperger is encouraging as many voters as possible to vote by mail, some rely on in-person voting to exercise their right to vote privately and securely. People without internet or mail access, such as those experiencing homelessness; Georgians who need language assistance; and people with disabilities who rely on voting machines to cast their ballot will still be able to do so in person on the state’s new voting system. Additionally, research from the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law shows that eliminating “in-person voting could disproportionately disenfranchise Black, Latino, and young voters”. Their right to vote too needs protection.
To that end, Raffensperger is taking extra steps to limit the threat of COVID-19 at the polling place. Poll workers will receive additional resources to clean the equipment regularly. In-person voters who show up to vote in person will be instructed to maintain a safe distance when waiting to vote.
These measures will protect poll workers as well. Understanding the extra risk Georgia’s generally elderly poll workers face, Raffensperger is working to help counties hire more and younger poll workers. Extra staff will allow those who feel sick to be absent from the polls without significantly impacting continuity while a younger pool of workers will increase resiliency in the face of the COVID-19 threat.
Senate President Pro Tempore Butch Miller commended Raffensperger for taking initiative to safeguard health and preserve voter access.
“I want to applaud Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his office for taking decisive measures in this time of crisis," Miller said. "These steps are critical in this temporary environment to protect our poll workers and give our counties time to successfully plan for the Georgia General Primary in May. Make no mistake about it, the members of the majority caucus and I remain committed to keep the General Primary on May 19th.”
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is taking these unprecedented actions for the safety and security of Georgia’s voters. Through these decisive steps, Raffensperger is protecting public health and the right to vote in Georgia.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR VOTER STATUS AT WWW.MVP.SOS.GA.GOV
If you are not an active voter, please go to www.mvp.sos.ga.gov and register. You will need a Georgia Driver License. If you do not have a Georgia Driver License, please call us at 912-653-3859