Elections and Voter Registration

The Board of Elections and Registration serves as Stephens County’s Election Superintendent and Board of Registrars. As required by state law, the board meets on the first Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in room 105 on the first floor of the Stephens County Government Building. The office is open from 8 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

The board is made up of three members: one appointee from the Republican Party (William "Bill" Grant), one appointee from the Democratic Party (Agnes Oglesby) and the Chief Registrar (Bill Cochran), appointed by the Chief Judge of the Superior Court. The Board is not responsible for setting office policy, but is responsible for the duties it must accomplish as the Election Superintendent and the Board of Registrars. Board members serve four year terms.

Office duties are performed by the election superintendent . They manage the voter registration and election process for all elections conducted in the county, including city elections by contract. Their duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Promoting voter education
  • Maintaining an accurate list of voters by processing voter registration applications and deleting records
  • Providing fair and impartial service to candidates and voters
  • Supplying the Board with the information needed to fulfill its duties
  • Conducting each election in an efficient and legal manner using both State and Federal Laws as a guideline

The Georgia Secretary of State’s web site contains information that can be very helpful to concerned citizens and voters. Among other useful items, a voter registration application as well as an  Application for Official Absentee/Advance Ballot can be downloaded from this site. You can check your voter registration status and precinct location along with tracking your absentee ballot by using My Voter Page on this site. www.sos.georgia.gov.

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The Secretary of State's Office has established a secure website and
free-access telephone number for provisional ballot voters to access to
determine whether their provisional ballots were counted and if not, the
reason why. The Website is: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/check_your_provisional_ballot_status_f or_november_6_2018_election

Bill Cochran, Chief Registrar/Election Superintendent
Stephens County Government Building
Physical Address: 12 West Tugalo Street  Suite 250
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1557 / 70 North Alexander
Toccoa, GA 30577
Phone  706-886-8954 Fax 706-886-2631