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Georgia Senatorial Seats Headed to a Runoff Election.

Date: November 11, 2020


MEC Government Affairs Committee

Georgia is the only state in the country that had two senate seats on the ballot. Now, these senatorial seats are up for an historic runoff election on January 5, 2021. In Georgia, races go to a runoff when neither of the candidates wins the required majority of votes.

The Runoffs

Republican Senator and incumbent David Perdue and Democrat Challenger John Ossoff.

 Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler and Democrat challenger Raphael Warnock will also face a runoff. That race is a special election to fill the seat vacated by Republican Senator Johnny Isakson who departed at the end of 2019 due to medical issues.

Important Dates for Georgia Residents

Voters can request an absentee ballot now. Those ballots will not be sent out in the mail until after November 18.

The deadline to register to vote for the runoff is December 7. Anyone who is registered to vote in Georgia is eligible to vote in the runoff election. Check your voter registration status.

Early voting for the runoff will begin on December 14.

Candidates in the runoff will face another election on January 5, 2021.

Please visit https://www.vote411.org/georgia or https://Georgia.gov/vote-2020-runoff-elections for all the information and due dates regarding the runoff election in Georgia. 

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