Chatham County

Board of Registrars

The Senior Judge of Superior Court of Chatham County appoints the Board of Registrars from a list of ten names submitted by the Grand Jury. The term length is four years. The Board’s duties are to register voters properly, update the county voter files daily, conduct absentee mail-out voting, absentee early voting, issue voter photo ID and operate satellites early voting sites.

The Board of Registrars holds it meetings once a month on the fourth Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. at the office of Voter Registration, 1117 Eisenhower Dr, Suite E, Savannah, GA 31406. [Map & Directions] All meetings are open to the public. Timely notice of changes to regularly scheduled Board of Registrars meetings will be posted at the Office of Voter Registration, on this website and within the Savannah Morning News, not less than twenty-four (24) hours ahead of time.

Board Members:

  • Colin McRae, Chairman
  • Wanda Andrews, Board Member
  • William L. Norse, Board Member
  • Jon Pannell, Board Member

The Chatham County Voter Registration Objectives include:

  • Maintaining accurate master lists and prepares elector lists before elections
  • Notifying electors of polling places when the county is reapportioned or a change is made in polling place
  • Performing purges (criminal and deceased)
  • Voter identification
  • Mailing absentee ballots
  • Verifying petitions
  • Conducting high school and neighborhood registration

Top responsibilities:

  • Registration of voters
  • Maintaining the list of registered voters
  • Issuing absentee ballots
  • Disseminating information to public
Election Date Election Voter Registration Deadline
March 1, 2016 Presidential Preference Primary and Special Election February 1, 2016
March 29, 2016 Special Runoff February 1, 2016
May 24, 2016 General Primary, Nonpartisan General Election and Special Election April 26, 2016
July 26, 2016 General Primary, Nonpartisan General Election and Special Election Runoff April 26, 2016
November 8, 2016 General Election October 11, 2016
December 6, 2016 General Election Runoff for Local and State Offices October 11, 2016
January 10, 2017 General Election Runoff for Federal Offices October 11, 2016

You may sign up to vote at any time, but you must register by the established registration deadline prior to an election if you wish to vote on election day.

If you are not already signed up to vote, please register today!

Voter Education - Things to Know

Prior to Election Day – confirm your registration and poll location by calling Voter Registration at 912-790-1520 or use the website poll locator at Keep your residence and mailing address updated with the Voter Registration Office. Political preference is required.


Absentee Voting by Mail

Absentee Voting by Mail

Voting by Mail 2016 General Primary and Nonpartisan Election:  Request for mail out absentee ballots may be submitted as early as 180 days prior to the Election. Mail out of absentee ballots will begin on April 5, 2016 and end on May 20, 2016. Requests may be submitted either by mail (P.O. Box 13757, Savannah GA 31416) or fax (912-790-1519). Call Chatham County Voter Registration at 912-790-1520 for further details. 

Absentee Early In-Person Voting: May 2 - 20, 2016
Early in-person voting is available 21 days prior to the General Primary and Nonpartisan Election. Any eligible registered voter desiring to early vote during this period may do so in-person at the Voter Registration Main Office, 1117 Eisenhower Dr, Suite E, Savannah, GA 31406, Mon – Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. No reason is required for absentee early voting.

Saturday Voting

Saturday Voting will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Absentee Advanced Voting

Absentee Advanced Voting: May 16 –20, 2016
Additional voting locations around the county will be opened for your convenience.  See locations and times below.

Locations Address Hours
Voter Registration Main Office  1117 Eisenhower Dr, Suite E 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Monday,Wednesday & Friday)
Voter Registration Main Office  1117 Eisenhower Dr, Suite E 8:00 am – 7:00 pm (Tuesday & Thursday)
Civic Center 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
Mosquito Control 65 Billy B. Hair Dr. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
Islands Library 50 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
Southwest Library 14097 Abercorn St. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Monday - Friday)