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Georgia 2022 runoff election guide: Key dates and voting information

The runoff election is slated for Dec. 6. Here are the local races and dates to be mindful of.

MACON, Ga. — Election day is Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, and we've put together a guide with everything you need to know before you head to the polls.

As always, 13WMAZ is your go-to source for election information, so be sure to bookmark this story, as it will be updated with voter resources, candidate profiles and other election stories as we get closer to Election Day.

You can find out how early voting is going in your county in the Election Data Hub.

Key Dates:

  • Absentee ballot request deadline:  November 28

  • Early voting begins: November 28

  • Early voting ends: December 2

  • Election Day: December 6

The Races

U.S. Senate

  • Raphael Warnock (D)
  • Herschel Walker (R)

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Milledgeville Council District 5

  • Shonya Mapp 
  • Oscar Davis 

Macon Water Authority District 2

  • Desmond Brown 
  • Lindsay Holliday 

Desmond Brown, Lindsay Holliday heading to runoff in Macon Water Authority District 2 race

Am I registered to vote?

If it's been a while since you've voted and you're unsure about your voter registration status, if you are new to Georgia and you just want to check your status, the Georgia Secretary of State's My Voter Page can help you with all of those. If you have recently moved somewhere else in Georgia, you can also update your registration in that portal. The deadline to register for the Dec. 6 runoff was on Nov. 7 but residents can still register to vote for future elections.

Can I vote by absentee ballot?

You can apply for an absentee ballot right now.

In order for a registered voter to request an absentee ballot, they must complete an absentee ballot application and return the application to their county registration office.

You can return applications by mail, fax, as an email attachment, or in person to your local county Board of Registrar's Office.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Nov. 28, the first day of early voting.

What else does the My Voter Page portal show me?

Besides your registration information, the name and address of your precinct and a link to the early voting location for your county; the portal also has information on the following:

Your U.S. Congressional District, your Georgia Senate District and Georgia House District, with links to each of those persons' official web pages.

Links to a full list of qualified candidates in the upcoming election (along with the last several elections) are also provided, as well as a sample ballot.

When does early voting begin in Georgia?

Early voting will run for just five days starting on November 28 and ending on Friday, December 2. The shorter voting window has been a hot topic in the lead-up to the runoff election.

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Where can I see a sample ballot?

You will need to sign into the My Voter Page portal to access a county-specific sample ballot. You can also contact your local elections office.

Where is my polling place?

If you have lost your precinct card, don't remember where your precinct is located, or your precinct has changed since the last time you voted; the My Voter Page portal will tell you the location of your polling place.

If you are planning on voting early, it generally takes place at your county board of elections office and not at the polling place listed on your general voter registration.

What do I need to vote?

When you head to the polls, you'll need one of the forms of ID below to cast your ballot:

  • A Georgia driver’s license that's issued by the appropriate state agency

  • A valid identification card issued by a branch, department, agency, or entity of the State of Georgia.

  • A valid U.S. passport.

  • A valid employee identification card with your photo issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the United States government in the state or any county municipality.

  • A valid U.S. military ID with your photo.

  • A valid tribal identification card with your photo.

The State of Georgia offers a free voter identification card if you don't have one of the six acceptable forms of photo ID. The voter ID card can be issued at any county registrar's office or Department of Driver Services Office.

To get one, you will need to provide:

  • A photo identity document or approved non-photo identity document with your full legal name and date of birth.

  • Document with your date of birth

  • Evidence that you're a registered voter

  • Document with your name and residential address


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