With the Senate controlling the stakes, the January 5 runoff for Georgia’s two Senate seats has become the nation’s political focal point. Two Republican incumbents, Senators David Perue and Kelly Loeffler, are facing runoff against well-funded Democratic opponents.
If the victory won those two Democrats – John Osoff. Perdue, and goes to confront Rev. Rafael Warnock, facing Ms. Loeffler – control of the Senate will be split evenly, 50–50, organizing a tiebreak vote with Vice President Kamala Harris.
National interest in the election is so high that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensparger has warned state-of-stateers that it is a felony to temporarily move Georgia to the runoff for the sole purpose of voting, a sentence of up to 10 Years in prison.
For those who are eligible to vote, here are the rules:
When is the voter registration deadline?
The deadline to register to vote in Georgia runoff is December 7. A driver’s license number or a voter on Georgia’s voter registration portal asks for the last four digits of the social security number. Interested residents can Click here to register.
Can people who are not yet 18 years old register?
Georgia residents who have turned 17 and one half, and will be until Election Day 18, are allowed to register and vote. More than 20,000 potential voters are believed to fall into this age group.
How can voters obtain absentee voting?
Absentee ballots will not be automatically sent to voters, but it is not difficult to make a request. Residents can make a request to their county’s registrar office click here And explore their counties or by Following this link. So far, 687,528 absentee ballots have been requested statewide.
In this month’s Georgia general election, a record number of people – more than 1.3 million – voted by absentee voting, a number attributed to coronaviruses that election officials hope will also drive absentee voting during runoff.
When will absentee ballots arrive?
Abuzz ballots will begin on November 18. Voters can track the status of their absentee ballot request. click here.
How do Georgians vote by mail?
Georgia voters can return them by post following the instructions included in their ballots. The US Postal Service recommends allowing seven days for election ballots to be received by election officials, so voters should make sure they arrive by 5 January.
Will drop boxes be available?
Yes. Like the November general elections, Georgia election officials will place safe drop boxes in their counties at places where voters can return full ballots. The deadline for submission of ballots is 7 January at 5 pm.
Can I vote in person soon?
Yes. Voting begins in Georgia on 14 December. Voters can check early polling places in their counting At this place. A record number of Georgians – around 2.7 million – cast early votes for the general election on 3 November.
Can I vote on Election Day?
As usual, voting will be open on election day. 5. Voters can check the location of their biases On this site.