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.
Anyone. No excuse needed. You must re-apply to vote by mail for the Special Election.
No. Pre-paid postage is not provided.
Your ballot must be received by 7:00 PM on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Remember, third-party ballot collection is not permitted so that means you cannot request assistance to fill out your ballot.
Ballot drop boxes are also available and you can find a drop box near you here.
Yes. You can track your ballot here. If you encounter any problems, please contact the election protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE or Georgia My Voter Page.
By tracking your ballot, you can ensure your vote is counted and if there is a discrepancy, you have time to cure your ballot.
If there is a discrepancy or you voted with a provisional ballot, you will have until January 8, 2021 to cure your ballot and make your vote count.
Yes. If voters experience an issue with their absentee ballot, such as a signature-matching issue or a missing witness signature, then Georgia allows voters a chance to “cure” or fix their ballot in order to avoid their ballot being discarded and their vote not counted. It’s important you track your ballot to see if there’s an issue. You can do so at hrc.im/georgiaballot
“Curing” Ballot Best Practices
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:
Bring one of these six forms of identification to vote.
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.
You can help mobilize the vote from right where you are by volunteering to phone or text bank at hrc.im/GA-Events. Join us! You don’t have to be from Georgia to get involved.