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What to Know About the Georgia Runoff

The U.S. Senate race in Georgia is heading to a runoff election, where Democrat Raphael Warnock will face Republican Herschel Walker.

Under Georgia election law, runoff elections are held when no candidate wins the required majority of votes in the general election. Because neither Warnock or Walker secured at least 50% of the vote, the top two candidates will face off again in a new election held four weeks after Election Day.

Warnock and Walker's runoff election will take place on Dec. 6. There is no required threshold to win in that race, meaning whoever gets the most votes will win, regardless of whether they take a majority or not. 

Warnock Walker Poll

The December election will mark the second time that Warnock's bid for the Senate has gone to a runoff. Two years ago, he defeated then-Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a Republican, in a runoff race.

What Georgia Voters Need to Know to Get Ready to Vote

Where and When To Vote in Run-Off:

Who Is Eligible to Vote in the Georgia Runoff? 

Anyone who is registered to vote in Georgia can vote in federal, state, and local runoff elections – including this one. Check your registration here. The deadline to register for the runoff has passed. 

When to Vote

Election Day: Tuesday, Dec. 6

How to Vote

Vote on Election Day

  • Find Your Polling Place and Make A Plan to Vote!

  • Election Day is December 6th! Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m

Missed the Mail-In Deadline? Don’t Worry! You Can Still Vote in Person

  • Mail-in ballots must have been mailed or dropped off at a voting location by December 2nd to count. But you can still vote if you didn’t mail in your ballot on time. 

    • Option 1: Take your mail-in ballot to your County Elections Office during normal business hours. You can find your office here. 

    • Option 2: Bring your mail-in ballot with you to your polling place. Let the poll worker know. They will take your absentee ballot and let you vote on a voting machine. The poll worker may need to ask the Poll Manager for assistance, so don't be surprised.

Voted By Mail? Confirm Your Ballot Arrived 

  • Your ballot must ARRIVE at your county election office by 7pm on December 6th.

  • If you voted by mail, confirm your ballot was received without any issues. The deadline to fix any absentee/vote by mail ballot issues is 3 days after the election (Dec. 9th).

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