Absentee Voting

To vote absentee, you must be a registered voter and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Student, their spouse and dependents residing with them
  • Member of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marines, Red Cross, USO, government employees, their spouses and dependents residing with them
  • Overseas citizen
  • For reasons of employment will not be able to vote on election day
  • Physical disability
  • On vacation on election day
  • Age 65 or older
  • Admitted to the hospital as an emergency patient on day of election or at least four days prior to the election
  • A death or funeral in the family within 3 days before the election
  • Confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
  • Attending sick or physically disabled persons
  • Serving as jurors in a state or federal court on election day
  • Certified poll watchers and poll managers

Our Mission

It is the mission of Oconee County to provide our current and future citizens and visitors quality services while protecting our communities, heritage, environment and natural resources, in an ever-changing world.


Oconee County – A diverse, growing, safe, vibrant community guided by rural traditions and shaped by natural beauty; where employment, education and recreation offer a rich quality of life for all generations, both today and tomorrow.