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Contact Information


Decatur County, Georgia
P.O. Box 726
Bainbridge, Georgia 39818
Phone: 1-229-248-3030
Fax: 1-229-246-2062

Email us: leslie@decaturcountyga.gov

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  Elections Office


Office Information


Physical Address:

122 W. Water Street (Courthouse Annex)
Bainbridge, GA 39817


Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 7428
Bainbridge, GA 39818


Phone Number:

(229) 243-2087


Fax Number:

(229) 248-3743


Hours of Operation:

Monday ‚Äď Friday 8 am ‚Äď 5 pm


Chief Election Official ‚Äď Doris M. White
Clerk of Voter Registration ‚Äď

Members of the Board of Elections and Registration


Appointed by the Republican Party
Appointment Expires: December 2016

Vice-Chairman, Willie D. Lamb, Jr.
Appointed by the Democratic Party
Appointment Expires: December 2014

Dr. Raymond Chambers
Appointed by Decatur County Board of Commissioners
Appointment Expires:  December 2014

Keith Sellars
Appointed by the Republican Party
Appointment Expires:  December 2014

Beverly W. Holmes
Appointed by the Democratic Party
Appointment Expires: December 2016


2014 Election Events Calendar

Georgia Secretary of State's Election Division

My Voter Page


Am I registered to vote?

How can I register to vote?       

  • Call our office (229) 243-2087 and ask for an application to be mailed to you,
  • Visit our office located in the Decatur County Courthouse Annex (122 W. Water Street) and complete an application in person,
  • Complete an application at one of our state mandated voter registration sites (for a list of sites, please contact our office.)
  • Click on the GA¬†Secretary of State link to print a application; mail the completed application along with a copy of your ID to: Decatur County Board of Elections and Registration P.O. Box 7428 Bainbridge, GA 39818

Where do I vote on Election Day?     

What can be used as photo ID on Election Day?

  • A Georgia driver's license (expired/unexpired)
  • Any valid state or federal issued photo ID (includes Georgia Voter ID Card)
  • Valid U.S. Passport
  • Valid employee photo ID (must be issued by any municipality, county, state or federal branch, department or agency)
  • Valid U.S. military photo ID 6. Valid tribal photo ID

How can I receive a Georgia Voter ID Card and how much does the ID cost?

  • You can obtain a Georgia Voter ID Card by visiting our office (located in the Decatur County Courthouse Annex - 122 W. Water Street) Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm; the Georgia Voter ID Card is FREE. ¬†Voter ID Cards are only made during election dates.

What do I need to bring in order to receive a FREE Georgia Voter Photo ID?

  • Bring either a (photo or approved non-photo) document containing the voter's full legal name and date of birth or,
  • Documentation displaying the voter's date of birth, or
  • Proof that the person is a registered elector in the county, or
  • Documentation showing the voter's name and current address.

Where, when and what time is Advanced Voting?

  • Advanced Voting is held at the Fairgrounds, Chamber 1 Building (located at 1211 Vada Road). Call the office or visit the Ga Secretary of State website, My Voter Page, for dates and times.

Where can I find information about sample ballots absentee ballots?

Do you have to be registered with a party in Georgia?

  • No, in Georgia a voter selects the party that they wish to vote on the day they cast their ballot.


November 5, 2013  General Municipal Election

May 20, 2014 Primary/Special Election



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The Board of Commissioners meet twice a month, the second Tuesday at 9 a.m. and on the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The next meeting of the Decatur County Board of Commissioners is Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 9:00 am in the Administration Building.


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The Decatur County Board of Commissioners is requesting proposals by any attorney who may be interested in becoming the Decatur County Attorney beginning in 2015.  All interested attorneys should contact County Clerk Beverly King to receive background data and the Decatur County Attorney Protocol.

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