Elections and Registration

Burke County Board of Elections and Registration is responsible for maintaining all voter registration files, updating any and all information relating to voter registration into the State computer system, as well as, maintaining hard copy files.

Executing  efficient, secure, and convenient elections for the voting public; hire, train and maintain poll workers records; test and maintain all election equipment; acquire and maintain polling locations, qualify candidates.  County’s website connects to the Secretary of State website for public knowledge of elections and Registration.

Call for Special Election

To be published in a newspaper of appropriate circulation- O.C.G.A. §21-2-2(3)

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 21-2-540, a special election shall be held in Burke County to fill the vacancy in the office of Mayor, caused by the resignation of the Honorable Mayor Greg A. Carswell. The special election will be held on November 8, 2022.

Qualifying for the special election shall be held at 602 North Liberty Street Waynesboro, GA 30830, beginning at 9AM on August 3, 2022 and ending at 12PM on August 5, 2022. The qualifying fee shall be $298.80.

All persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to register to vote in the special election may register to vote through the close of business on October 11, 2022.

Early voting will be held Monday through Friday, October 17 through November 4, 2022, from the hours of 9:00AM and 5:00PM and Saturdays October 22 and 29 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, at the Burke County Board of Elections and Registration Office 602 North Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA 30830.

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Should a runoff election be required, such runoff will be held on December 6, 2022.

This the 18 day of July 2022.

Mr. Beau Gunn, Election Superintendent, Burke County, Georgia

Call for Special Election


Burke County - Call for SPLOST 2022

Burke County

List of Qualified Candidates

November 8, 2022: Special Election for Mayor of Waynesboro


Name Dated Qualified Office Qualifying Fee Paid
William B. Tinley 08/03/2022 Mayor $298.80

Important Info for Voters:

August 22, 2022 is the earliest day to apply for an absentee ballot for November 8, 2022 General Election. O.C.G.A. 21-2-381(a)(1)(A) 

Contact Information:

Beau Gunn


602 North Liberty Street
PO Box 923
Waynesboro, GA 30830

Office Hours M-F 9:00 - 5:00
Email burkereg@burkecounty-ga.gov
Phone 706-554-7457
Fax 706-554-8764


Burke County Polling Locations