How to vote in Georgia’s runoff election
On January 5, 2021, Georgia will hold a federal runoff election where no candidate won a majority in the November general election.
January 5 is the runoff election for Georgia’s U.S. Senate and Public Service Commission.
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- The voter registration deadline for the January runoff, which applies only to voters who are not already registered, is December 7, 2020. Register to vote (including Georgians who will turn 18 by January 5, 2021, and those awaiting trial) or check your voter registration status as soon as possible.
- You do not need to have voted in the November 3 general election to be eligible to vote in in this January 5 runoff election, however you must be a registered voter to participate.
- Vote early to avoid lines and wait times at the polls. In person early voting begins on December 14 and ends on December 31, but check with your local election officials as schedules will vary due to upcoming holidays. Find available early voting locations in your county by visiting the Secretary of State’s website.
- You can also vote early by mail. The state will begin sending out absentee ballots starting on November 18th. If you plan to vote by mail, request your ballot as soon as possible. All voted absentee ballots must be received by election officials no later than 7 PM on Election Day, January 5. Track the status of your mail-in ballot here.
- Polls open on Election Day, January 5, from 7AM to 7PM.