TIFTON — Voters across the state have begun receiving absentee ballot applications in the mail.

The request forms are for both the Presidential Preference Primary, which was supposed to have been held in March but was postponed because of the COVID-19 outbreak, and the May 19 primary.

The absentee ballots have been mailed out to voters to try and limit the number of people coming in person to vote during early voting and on election day for the May 19 election said Leila Dollison, election supervisor for the Tift County Board of Elections.

“Every Georgia voter was sent an application,” she said in an email. “It can be scanned in and emailed or mailed. We have over 100 that have been emailed so far and we are steadily getting them in.”

She said that voters should return the forms as soon as possible since the last day to mail out the ballots is May 15.

Dollison said that the state has secured a vendor to mail out all the ballots and that they should start going out next week.

“If a voter has not participated in the Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) for the two weeks we had early voting, they will receive a combined ballot, with both the PPP and General Primary Election on their ballot,” she said. “If they did participate they will receive only the General Primary Ballot for May 19.”

Dollison said that voters may access the My Voter Page to find the absentee ballot request form and information on how to send it in.

The My Voter Page is located at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

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