2022 Midterm Elections: Where to vote in Georgia? When do your designated polls open and close?
Georgia voters are taking to the polls with only 2 days left to have their voices heard. Here is what you need to know regarding polling locations, and IDs
With just two remaining for Georgians to cast their ballot, early vote records have been shattered, according to state election officials.
As of 6 November, almost 2.5 million voters have cast their ballots early.
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Are voters required to show ID in Georgia?
Yes. Under state law, those who cast a ballot in person must come prepared with an authorized form of identification.
If you arrive at your vote location without ID you will be allowed to cast a provisional ballot. This lets you submit you vote, but it will not be counted unless you provide a copy of your ID to your County Board of Elections within three days of the election.
How do I find my polling location in Georgia?
If you are opting to vote in-person on Election Day, you will need to locate your polling station on the state’s election website. Bear in mind that your early voting location and Election Day venue may change between elections, so be sure to check where need to go.
Get caught up on the competitive races across Georgia
Voters will have the opportunity to decide the state’s governor, legislature, 14 congressional seats and one Senate seat this year, with some of the most closely-watched races anywhere in the country.
In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election the Democrats snatched control of the Senate after winning two hard-fault run-off races in Georgia. Once again it looks like results in Georgia will have enormous consequences for the country and could decide the balance of power in Washington DC.
One of the two Senate seats flipped in 2020 is up for election again as Sen. Raphael Warnock faces GOP challenger Hershel Walker. Warnock’s popularity has taken a hit in recent months and the latest polling from FiveThirtyEight puts the incumbent less than two points ahead. If Walker were to oust the Democrat there is a good chance that the Republicans flip the Senate.
Another high-visibility race from Georgia sees Stacey Abrams running against Gov. Brian Kemp, in a rematch of the 2018 contest. Kemp’s pro-jobs agenda has given him an advantage in recent months as economic concerns have become increasingly pronounced but his victory is far from assured.
After losing out in 2018 Abrams spearheaded a huge state-wide effort that is thought to have got 800,000 more Georgians registered to vote in the presidential election. Her name recognition could be crucial is she is to close the six-point gap to Kemp in the polls.