Board of Elections & Registration

For voters’ convenience, Newton County Board of Elections & Registration office has a secure drop box for submitting completed Absentee Ballots.  The drop box is located at the North Entrance of the Newton County Administration Building, 1113 Usher Street, Covington, Georgia. Ballots must be received by 7:00 P.M. Election Day and must be returned to the issuing county in order to be counted.

The Newton County Board of Elections serves as the Superintendent of Elections for Newton County and is responsible for seeing that all voter registration and the conduct of elections comply with the laws, rules and regulations set forth in the Georgia Election Code and the Rules and Regulations promulgated by the State Election Board.

It is our mission to conduct voter registration and voting in Newton County in an efficient and trustworthy manner.

August 11, 2020 Runoff - Advance Voting 

Advance voting will take place at the Newton County Administration Building beginning July 20, 2020 through August 7, 2020.  The hours are Monday - Friday, from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. There will be no Saturday Voting for this election and voting is not permissible on the Monday immediately preceding the date of the election.

Visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s Secure the Vote website for information on the state’s new voting equipment.  This site contains a "How to Vote" video and printable information.

Click here New Election Equipment to view additional information regarding the new voting equipment for the State of Georgia. 

Voter Absentee Files

Click here to view voter absentee files for current and past elections.

Public Notices:

Public Notice

The Newton County Board of Elections and Registration will meet for its Regular monthly meeting Monday, July 13, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. in the elections office located at 1113 Usher Street, Suite 103, Covington. The public is invited.

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the preparation and testing of the voting equipment to be used on Election Day and during Advance Voting for the August 11, 2020 General Primary/Nonpartisan General Election Runoff will begin at 10:00 A.M. on July 10, 2020.  Testing will continue from day to day until such testing is complete and members of the public are entitled to be present during testing.  Said preparation and testing will be conducted at 1113 Usher Street, Suite 103, Covington, Georgia.