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Citizens for Sustainable Jackson County (CSJ)


CSJ is a non-partisan organization. We do not endorse candidates or political positions.We are inclusive and welcome all who care about Jackson County's future.


Formally Citizens for South Jackson, we are an evolving organization that serves all of Jackson County. We joined together with the Open Space Council for Jackson County, and we continue to get members from all over the county and in our municipalities.


Our vision is to work effectively with citizens, their organizations, the business community, and governments to sustain and protect the cultural and natural heritage of Jackson County and to promote a strong sense of community among county residents. 

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Election Notices

Election Day is right around the corner, so don’t wait: Visit IWillVote.com/GA to make a plan to vote early in-person in the upcoming midterm elections.

For Jackson County Voters, advanced voting:

Advanced voting shall take place for the November 8th, 2022 General/Special Elections  at the Ponchie Beck Election Center location at 441 Gordon St, Jefferson, Georgia 30549 on the following days and times.

October 17th-October 22nd,  from 9AM until 5PM 

October 24th- October 29th, from 9AM until 5PM

October 31st-November 4th, from 8AM until 5PM (Jefferson only)


Braselton and Commerce satellites will be available the week of

October 31st- November 4th from 9AM until 5PM

Police & Muni Building- 5040 Hwy 53, Braselton

FBC Commerce- 1345 South Elm St, Commerce

All early voting will end on November 4th at 5PM. 

A Drop Box will be available for absentee ballots at the Ponchie Beck Election Center (located inside) ONLY during all early voting hours as per SB 202, and will close on November 4th at 5PM. Ballots may be dropped off until 7PM on November 8th, 2022 to the election staff located at 441 Gordon Street in Jefferson, absentee ballots will not be received at the polling locations on Election Day. 

Absentee Ballot Applications may be submitted for the November 8th election beginning August 22nd until 5PM (when office closes) on October 28th, 2022.

Election Day Voting

You can vote in person on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8) from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at your assigned polling place. If you are in line by 7 p.m., you will still be allowed to vote.


ELECTION DAY VOTING WILL BE AT YOUR COUNTY Polling locations only on Election Day from 7AM-7PM

Visit www.mvp.sos.ga.gov or call 706-367-6377 to find your assigned location, or see below:

Hope Crossings Church
2106 Old Pendergrass
Jefferson, GA  30549


Mt. Olive Baptist Church
190 Mt. Olive Church Rd
Commerce, GA  30529
Free Chapel
2001 Cherry Drive
Braselton, GA  30517
New Location
Benton Hall (Nicholson City Hall)
5488 US 441
Nicholson, GA  30565


CITY OF MAYSVILLE- Ward 1 Special 

ONLY WARD 1 (Banks County)
Stone Path Church
8430 Maysville Rd
Maysville, GA  30558

You will need a government-issued photo ID to verify your identity.  Visit the Georgia Voter Identification Requirements page for more information regarding acceptable forms of identification.


 Your sample ballot is available by clicking on the link below. Type in first initial, last name, county, and birth date to view your registration information and a sample ballot link will be at the bottom right of the voter information page.

Georgia My Voter Page 



Jackson County BOC

Board Chair: Tom Crow tcrow@jacksoncountygov.com

District 1: Jim Hix jhix@jacksoncountygov.com

District 2: Chas Hardy chardy@jacksoncountygov.com

District 3: Ralph Richardson rrichardson@jacksoncountygov.com

District 4: Marty Seagraves mseagraves@jacksoncountygov.com

Our Board of Commissioners approved the creation of an Impact Fee Committee to aid the County as they research impact fees for residential developments. Unfortunately, the BOC refused to consider 3 citizens who volunteered for the committee. The Impact Fee Committee now has 7 members, all of which have a vested interest in residential development or County investments. These 7 were unanimously approved by the BOC.


Are you thinking about serving on a Board or Commission?

To be considered to a standing board or commission in which members are appointed by the BOC, there is a process where citizens can be considered for such established groups.  On the county website there is a page called Boards & Commissions and on the top right hand corner is a “button” to click on which will direct you to a fillable form which gets submitted back to the Deputy Clerk.  At that point, she will collect or accumulate those applications and when there is a vacancy she will add the application(s) to the BOC packets at the appropriate board meeting for their consideration.  Often times the County gets inquiries about many different boards, and staff or commissioners usually point the person to the Deputy Clerk for assistance on how to fill out the application for consideration.  This program is web based.




FACEBOOK PAGE: Don't Gwinnett Our Jackson 

This group is created to be a forum for the people who love our great community of Jackson County. Here, we can work together to hold our county reps accountable to manage the growth. In doing so, we can ensure it remains a beautiful, safe place! 



GET INVOLVED in CSJ! Text Babs at 706-372-9067

  • Board of Commission meetings -- the first and third Monday at 6 pm at the Courthouse. 


May General Priary Election -- May 24