Rabun County Board of Elections & Registration
19 Jo Dotson Circle, Suite 201
Clayton, GA 30525
Telephone: (706) 782-1878
Fax: (706) 782-3754
This department is responsible for the preparation and conducting of all county, state and national elections that take place within the county at large. This office also has the responsibility of registering voters, preserving and updating voter registration files, maintaining records and files of local elections as well as other duties. The office is located at 19 Jo Dotson Circle, Suite 201 Clayton on the lower level.
To register to vote in Rabun County an application must be completed. Applications are available at the Board of Elections & Registration office, the Rabun County Library or Georgia Department of Driver Services (when applying for a Georgia Drivers permit). To register to vote an applicant must be at least 18 years of age on or before the date of the election. The registration deadline for a particular election is five Mondays prior to that election (if a holiday, the deadline moves to the Tuesday following that Monday). You may call the office for additional locations where you can register to vote.
Rabun County currently has one polling place, the Rabun County Civic Center, located at 201 West Savannah Street in Clayton, Georgia. This is the location where votes are cast on election day.
The State of Georgia and Rabun County participate in early voting which takes place 21 days prior to an election. Early voting takes place at the office of the Board of Elections and Registration. An individual no longer has to have a reason to vote during the early voting period. If an individual needs to have a ballot mailed to them they must contact the Board office no later than the Friday prior to the election. A photo ID is required to vote in all elections in Georgia.
Contact the Elections & Registration office when changing address or name.
Questions regarding the election process, including absentee and/or early voting questions, can be answered by personnel in the Elections Office.
The Board of Elections is always looking for Poll Workers. Interested persons can download the poll worker brochure to learn more about being a poll worker or can download the application to apply to become a poll worker.