Guide to Voting in the Georgia Senate Runoff

Photo illustration of Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock in front of the US Capitol.

Photo illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios. Photos: Brandon Bell/Getty Images and Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

It’s voting time again, Georgia. But there is only one box to tick.

Here’s what you need to know:

Who can vote?

Unlike the 2021 runoff, there is no new voter registration window this year.

Driving the news: Only those who registered by November 7 will be eligible to vote in the runoff.

Yes but: Those who registered as 17.5-year-olds by the 7 November registration deadline and turn 18 on or before 6 December are eligible to vote under Georgian law.

Here’s how:

postal vote

The deadline for applying for a postal vote is Monday, November 28th.

The bottom line: The ballot must be in by Election Day, December 6th, either by mail or Dropbox.

Military and foreign voters That year, at the same time they received their general election ballot, they received a ranked runoff for a possible runoff. You could have already cast a ranked ballot that counts for the runoff.

Remarkable: If they haven’t submitted it yet, they can still do so. If they have not applied for a general election ballot, they can apply for a runoff.

  • Mail-in ballots for the military and abroad can be received until Friday, December 9, provided they are postmarked by Election Day (December 6).
Metro Atlanta Early In-Person Vote

Be smart: While all counties are required to hold early voting Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 2, some may choose to hold more if possible.

Catch up fast: While the Secretary of State ruled that counties could not hold an early Saturday vote on Nov. 26, a Fulton County judge ruled Friday they could actually do so after Sen. Raphael Warnock’s campaign sued the state.

  • Only DeKalb and Fulton in the metro area have opted to add this Saturday. (Counties had to announce it with a week’s notice.)

Here are the timetables of the major subway districts:

Cherokee County: Mon-Fri, Nov 28 – Dec 2 from 8:30am – 7:00pm.

Clayton County: Sun. 27 November from 12pm to 5pm. Mon-Fri, Nov 28-Dec 2 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cobb County: Some locations open Sun. Nov. 27 from 12pm to 5pm. All are open Mon-Fri 28 Nov-Dec 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

DeKalb County: Marry. November 23 from 7am to 7pm (Memorial Drive location only). Sat. Nov. 26 from 7am to 7pm (select locations). Sun. November 27 from 7am to 7pm (all locations). Mon-Fri, Nov 28-Dec 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Douglas County: This is the only metro district open this week, Tue-Wed, 22-23. November, as well as in the week of Mon-Fri, Nov. 28-Nov. 23. 2. Polling stations are open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on these days.

Fayette County: Mon-Fri, Nov 28-Dec 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

County Forsyth: Mon-Fri, Nov 28-Dec 2 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

County Fulton: Sat-Fri, Nov 26-Nov 2 Dec from 7am-7pm.

Gwinnett County: Sun-Fri, 27 Nov-Dec 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Henry County: Mon-Fri, Nov 28-Nov 2 Dec from 7am-7pm.

Rockdale County: Sun. 27 Nov from 10am-3pm; Mon.–Fri., 28.–30. Nov from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 1st-2nd December from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

election day

On December 6th Polling stations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To cast your vote, you must appear at the polling station assigned to you. Check your district here.

  • If you arrive at the wrong polling station after 5:00 p.m., you can cast a provisional vote. If you arrive before 5:00 p.m., you must go to your district.