Georgia Runoff Elections

IMPORTANT DATES / CANDIDATESVOTER REGISTRATION / ABSENTEE VOTING / EARLY VOTING / ELECTION DAY VOTING /  VOLUNTEER / ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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Georgia sits at the crossroads of perhaps one of the most pivotal moments in our nation’s history. This election year has been historic, in part because of Georgia, and SACE’s President of the Board of Directors E. Leon Jacobs, Jr. explains why Georgia’s runoff elections demand everyone’s attention.

Read and Watch “The Chains Are Breaking”

Important Dates

Now: You can request your absentee ballot. (If you requested an absentee ballot for the general election, you will need to request a new ballot for the runoff election.)
Nov 18: Absentee ballots will begin to be mailed to voters
Dec 7: Voter registration deadline. Georgians who will turn 18 by January 5, 2021, are eligible to vote in the runoff election.
Dec 14: Early voting begins in Georgia (some locations and times TBD). Click here to find when early voting ends in your county.
Dec 28: If your absentee ballot is not in the mail, voters should use a secured county dropbox.
Jan 5: Election Day! Absentee ballots must arrive at county election offices by close of polls on Election Day. 

Candidates in Georgia’s runoff elections

U.S. Senate

We have profiled the four candidates running for U.S. Senate from Georgia specific to their positions on renewable energy and energy efficiency, climate change, electric transportation, energy equity and energy burden, and high-risk energy. We encourage you to read these candidate profiles to help inform your vote before the runoff elections.

US Senate in Georgia (for 2021-2023 term)

US Senate in Georgia (for 2021-2027 term)

Georgia Public Service Commission

The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) is responsible for regulation and oversight of essential utility services including electric, gas, and telecommunications, and to balance the interests of the general public with the utilities. The Georgia PSC oversees Georgia Power and other investor-owned Georgia utilities. Learn more about the role of the Georgia PSC.

We have profiled the two candidates in the Georgia PSC runoff election specific to their positions on renewable energy and energy efficiency, climate change, electric transportation, energy equity and energy burden, and high-risk energy. We encourage you to read these candidate profiles to help inform your vote before the runoff elections.

SACE is cosponsored an energy townhall with PSC candidates on December 15. Get to know your candidates and watch the recorded event.

Watch a recording from the Partnership for Southern Equity where they discuss the role of the Georgia PSC and the candidates vying running to be on the Commission.

Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. Links to reports, candidate websites, and outside sources are provided as citizen education tools.

Voting Information

Voter Registration

Absentee Voting

If you don’t have a Georgia State ID or Driver’s License, use this fillable PDF application to request your absentee ballot. Return your application by mail, fax, email (as an attachment), or in-person to your local County Board of Elections Office. If you need help, call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

Early Voting

Early voting for Georgia’s runoff election begins December 14. Registered voters are able to vote at any early voting location in their county. If early voting locations are not listed in the links below, your county may still be deciding early voting locations and times. Check back closer to the early voting period.

Election Day Voting

Election Day for the Georgia runoffs is January 5, 2021. If you plan to vote on Election Day, you must vote in your specific precinct.

Volunteer

We are working to register Georgians and get them to the polls, please join us in our efforts.

Contact [email protected] for more ways to get involved.

Additional Resources

If you have any trouble voting or have questions about your rights, call the non-partisan election protection hotline.

English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE / 1-866-687-8683
Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA / 1-866-839-8682
Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US / 1-844-925-5287

For Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Vietnamese: 1-888-274-8683.