Key dates for Senate Runoff in Georgia

The Secure the Vote trailer visits are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11 in Liberty County.
The Secure the Vote trailer visits are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11 in Liberty County.(WTOC (custom credit))
Updated: Nov. 13, 2020 at 6:13 AM EST
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - If you were not registered to vote in the 2020 Election, you can still register and vote in the Runoff Election on Jan. 5.

The two Senate races headed to a runoff on Jan. 5 are between David Perdue and Jon Ossoff, and Kelly Loeffler and Raphael Warnock.

The following are key dates for the Senate Runoff in Georgia:

  • Nov. 18: Absentee ballots begin going out
  • Dec. 7: Deadline to register
  • Dec. 14: Early In-Person voting begins
  • Jan. 5: Election Runoff

As with the past election, Georgia will once again allow residents the option to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail or vote in-person. You will need to request a new ballot by Jan. 1.

“You have to do a separate request for each election whether it be the election in November or the runoff in Jan 2021. The exception to that is those who are elderly and disabled who have requested an absentee ballot previously in this election cycle, meaning 2020, and checked the box that they want to receive an absentee ballot going forward,” said Colin McRae, Chatham County Board of Registrars Chairman.

McRae says the same rules apply as in the General Election. If you do not receive your absentee ballot or decide to vote in-person after your request, you can cancel the request and vote in-person.

Absentee ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. on Jan. 5. Click here to request your new absentee ballot.

Georgia law says if you will be 18 years old by Election Day, you will be able to register now and vote on Jan. 5.

To register to vote in Georgia or to check your voter status, click here.

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