2018 GEORGIA RUNOFF RESOURCES
Georgia’s Secretary of State is in charge of administrating election laws, a critically important role. Because neither Republican Brad Raffensperger nor Democrat John Barrow got 50% Nov 6, they’ll face off in a December 4th runoff election. So here are some resources to help you turn out and vote. You must already be registered to be eligible, but you don’t need to have voted in the November 6 election.
Nonpartisan Candidate Guides and Resources
CEEP’s nonpartisan candidate guides draw on candidate votes and public statements to provide a clear portrait of their stands.
- Georgia Secretary of State Guide page – Download a PDF Version
- Georgia Runoff downloadable poster on key logistics
(courtesy of Campus Vote Project)
Where Do I Vote?
- Election Day Voting: Vote at the same sites as Nov 6. Hours are 7 am to 7 PM. If you are in line by closing time, will be allowed to vote. Check your registration and look up your voting site at: mvp.sos.ga.gov
- Early Voting: Monday, November 26 – Friday, November 30 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
People can find info for most counties here: http://elections.sos.ga.gov/Elections/advancedVotingInfo.do.
People can also check their individual voter page: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do.
- Mail Voting. Any registered Georgia voter may request an absentee ballot, available at http://elections.sos.ga.gov/Elections/advancedVotingInfoResult.do
- Absentee ballot applications must be received by your county clerk by the Friday before Election Day.
- Completed absentee ballots must be returned to your county clerk by the close of polls on Election Day.
- If you’d prefer not to risk mail delays, you can absentee vote in person at these same County Circuit Clerk’s offices.
What Type of ID Do I Need?
- You’ll need the same ID as you did for November 6. All Georgians voting at the polls must show a photo ID. Acceptable photo IDs include:
- Student ID cards: Georgia accepts student ID cards from most public institutions. You can see if your school’s student ID is accepted here. Students at private universities must show one of these other acceptable forms of photo ID.
- 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
- If you do not have one of the acceptable forms of photo ID, the State of Georgia offers a free ID Card. An ID card can be issued at any county registrar’s office or Department of Driver Services Office free of charge. To receive a voter identification card, the voter must provide:
- A photo identity document or approved non-photo identity document that includes full legal name and date of birth
- Documentation showing the voter’s date of birth
- Evidence that the applicant is a registered voter
- Documentation showing the applicant’s name and residential address
- If you choose to vote by mailing an absentee ballot, you do not need to show or include any photo ID.