Early voting begins Nov. 28 in Raphael Warnock-Herschel Walker runoff
Georgia’s nationally watched runoff could decide whether Republicans or Democrats control the Senate
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Early voting begins Monday, Nov. 28, in Georgia’s nationally watched U.S. Senate runoff between incumbent Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker.
The runoff itself is set for Dec. 6.
According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, voters can request an absentee ballot, which must be completed and received by their county’s election office 11 days before the election. Once approved, the county’s election office will send an absentee ballot to the voter.
Neither Warnock or Walker earned a majority in this week’s 2022 midterms, thus sending the race into a runoff that was officially confirmed by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Wednesday.
Millions of dollars in campaign spending and big political names are already pouring into Georgia. On Thursday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will be appearing with Walker at a Canton brewery.
Warnock won his current seat in a January 2021 runoff against Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to fill the unexpired term of Johnny Isakson, who had resigned due to health reasons. Warnock’s win, along with Jon Ossoff’s ouster of then-incumbent David Perdue, gave Georgia two Democratic U.S. senators for the first time in decades.
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