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.
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
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.
- Request your absentee ballot (Georgia State ID or Driver’s License required, If you requested an absentee ballot for the general election, you will need to request a new ballot for the runoff election.)
- Find a ballot drop box near you
- Track your ballot to ensure it’s counted
- If you requested an absentee ballot and would like to vote in-person view page 7 of this document
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 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.
- Find early voting locations and times (some locations and times TBD)
- Acceptable ID for in-person voting
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.
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.
- Georgia Conservation Voters website and scorecards
- (National) League of Conservation Voters website, scorecards
- (National) League of Women Voters, specifically environmental platforms
- (National) Issue Voter website, issue indexes
If you have any trouble voting or have questions about your rights, call the non-partisan election protection hotline.
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