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Department Overview and Goals


The Registration and Elections Department is responsible for conducting elections in Fulton County and registering voters who reside within Fulton County. The Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections has jurisdiction over the Department of Registration and Elections. The department is headed by a Director who is the chief administrative officer to the Board of Registration and Elections. 

Three divisions of the Registration and Elections Department are positioned to carry out its programs as follows:

The Elections Division is responsible of conducting national, state, county and municipal elections, maintaining campaign disclosure reports, and conducting school and organizational elections. This Division is also responsible for selection, preparation and equipping of polling places, precinct management (redrawing precinct lines), recruiting, training and assigning poll workers, and maintaining, preparing, distributing and retrieving voting equipment, and maintaining inventory of voting equipment and supplies.

The Administrative Division is responsible for the daily operations of the department; to include legislative actions, departmental budget preparation and monitoring, recruitment and employment screening/hiring, procurement, maintaining minutes of the Board of Registration and Elections, ensure compliance of Board policies, training and special projects; and handling any and all other administrative and personnel matters within the department. Additionally, the Division provides Voter Education and Outreach to citizens of Fulton County who require and are in need of such services.

The Registration Division is responsible for proper registration of all qualified residents of Fulton County. This division also maintains accurate master lists and prepares elector lists before elections, notifies electors of polling places when the county is reapportioned or a change is made in polling places, performs purges (criminal and deceased), voter identification, mails absentee ballots, verifies petitions and conducts high school and neighborhood registration.