Pay close attention before responding to any absentee ballot mailers

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HIAWASSEE, Ga – A group not associated with the Towns County Board of Elections, is actively mailing flyers and calling local voters regarding their absentee ballots’ status.

According to the mailer, these citizens have sent back their absentee ballots, but the state hasn’t yet received it. However, once voters call the board of elections, the county has accepted the absentee ballot in question.

These third-party flyers and callers don’t represent the Towns County Board of Elections or Secretary of State’s office. Citizens who find these mailers in their inbox can ignore it.

Review the Towns County Sample Ballot. 

Board of Elections Chairman Janet Oliva asked the people of Towns County “not to panic” because the flyers “aren’t from us.” They don’t make calls or send out mailers regarding voting issues. Anytime an official problem arises with an absentee ballot, an election official will verify who they are and issue a signed letter on their letterhead. It will also include a call back number for people to reach them.

If anyone has a question about their absentee ballot, they can contact the board of elections or visit the My Georgia Voter page.

Other counties in Georgia and other states, such as Wisconsin, are seeing similar flyers sent to absentee voters. 

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