Any registered voter eligible to vote in an election may request an absentee ballot up to 180 days preceding the election(s). The voter is not required to provide a reason, but specific reasons can be indicated on the application. Voting by mail allows voters to obtain and submit their ballots for any election by mail. It’s easy to request a vote by mail ballot. A request for a vote by mail ballot is election specific. The application is only valid for one election unless the voter is disabled or of advanced age.
If a voter cannot vote in person because of physical disability or is 65 years of age or older, they can mark the designated box on the absentee ballot application to receive a ballot for all elections for that year.
A new application must be submitted each year. Georgia does not have a permanent absentee voter status.