About Georgia Runoff Election
Why We Gotta Do This?
The fate of the US Senate depends on what happens in Georgia.
On January 5th, Georgia will have two US Senate runoff elections
to determine who will represent Georgia in the US senate. Because of the split in the Senate, these runoff elections will determine which party controls the Senate when Joe Biden becomes president and thus the future of policy on social justice, voting rights, and the environment, among many other issues. A lot is at stake in this election.
Why are we having these elections? Well, no candidate for either Senate seat in Georgia received over 50% of the votes in November. So, Georgia is having a runoff election to determine who will fill those seats. The candidates are Jon Ossoff (D) running against David Perdue (R) and Raphael Warnock (D) running against Kelly Loeffler (R).
Since this election is off-cycle from a typical November election, public awareness and enthusiasm is less than it needs to be. It is up to us to help every eligible Georgian to vote and make sure their voices are heard.
VOTE. VOTE. VOTE.
Check Your Voter Registration Status If you are in Georgia and haven't registered to vote, the deadline has passed to register for the January 5th election. But you can check your voter registration status to make sure you are registered.
Request an Absentee Ballot If you are a registered voter in Georgia, you can request an absentee ballot up until December 15th. If you just voted by mail in the national election, we know it is a pain, but you have to request the absentee ballot again for this election.
Key Dates for the Jan. 5th Senate runoff election
Deadline to Register to Vote - December 7th
Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot - December 15th
December 14th - 18th
December 21st - 23rd
December 26th (Saturday)
December 28th - 31st