VOTING GUIDE: How to Vote in the Georgia Runoff

by Curtis Clinch

The Georgia runoff election is an important step in taking back control of the U.S. Senate, and electing Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock is critical to passing life-saving legislation. Here’s everything you need to know about how to vote and ensure it’s counted.

Key Election Dates

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Early In-Person Voting

Early voting in Georgia began on Dec. 14., 2020. Voters should check with their county registrar to find out when early voting ends in their county. Unlike election day on Jan. 5, you do not have to report to an assigned polling location to vote early.

You will need a valid form of ID which includes:

  • Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free ID Card issued by your county registrar's office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)
  • A Georgia driver's license, even if expired
  • Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
  • Valid U.S. passport ID
  • Valid U.S. military photo ID
  • Valid tribal photo ID

Bring one of these six forms of identification to vote.

Election Day for Georgia Runoff

Election day is Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020. Unlike early voting, you will need to report to your assigned polling location, which you can find here.

Voter Checklist

  1. Register to vote or verify you are registered to vote here
  2. Request your absentee/mail ballot here
  3. Track your ballot here or locate your polling location and/or ballot drop boxes here
  4. Share this page with 3 people you know who are eligible to vote in Georgia and make sure they vote for Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock
  5. Help increase voter turnout by gearing up excitement with a selfie of you mail voting, voting in person or phone banking and we’ll share it on our social media channels. Tag us on: Twitter: @HRC or Instagram: @HumanRightsCampaign


You can help mobilize the vote from right where you are by volunteering to phone or text bank at Join us! You don’t have to be from Georgia to get involved.

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