What is a runoff? 

Some states have a rule where a candidate must win 50% or more of the vote in a general election to be declared a winner. When no candidate receives a majority of the votes, a runoff between the top two candidates occurs. Sometimes, this happens when there is a third party candidate who is able to receive 1-2% of the vote, preventing the other candidates from getting to 50%. Georgia is one of the states that has this rule, which is why there will be a runoff election on December 6, 2022, for the Senate race between Raphael Warnock and Hershel Walker. 

Who votes in a runoff? 

Everyone who is already registered to vote in the state in which the runoff is occurring can, and should, vote again for the runoff. There will also be early voting before December 6th. However, the deadline to register to vote before this runoff has already passed. If you want to vote by mail for the runoff make sure to apply for your absentee ballot ASAP.

What is on the ballot?

The only race on the ballot this runoff will be the Senate race for Raphael Warnock (D) and Hershel Walker (R). This is because all of the winners of the other races have already been decided.

Additional Information:

Georgia Runoff Information

NPR Article about Georgia 2022 Runoff

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