Where and how to vote in the Georgia Senate runoff

Early voting is still open at the Bell Auditorium in downtown Augusta.
Early voting is still open at the Bell Auditorium in downtown Augusta.(WRDW)
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 7:07 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Georgia has been in the national spotlight since the Nov. 3 election, and it all comes to a head Tuesday for the two U.S. Senate runoff races.

Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock will face off against Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, respectively. All for were on the Nov. 3 general election ballot, but none got a sufficient majority of votes to claim a seat.

The race has drawn the eyes of the nation because the outcome could determine which party controls the Senate.

In order to vote on election day, you need to take your state-issued ID to your polling location to vote. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you still have a mail-in absentee ballot, you can drop it off by 7 p.m. at your county’s elections office.

More than 3 million Georgians have already cast ballots in early voting, which started Dec. 14. That’s about 60% of the total general election turnout.

Nearly 100,000 early votes were cast in Richmond and Columbia counties.

The Richmond County Board of Elections says 37 percent of registered voters cast their ballot early. Even though it’s less than the numbers leading up to the general election in November, it’s a high number for runoffs.

You can find your voting location on the My Voter Page of the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do.

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