Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Five things to know as you head to the polls in Tuesday’s Georgia primary runoffs

BY: - June 21, 2022

On Tuesday, Georgia voters will choose party nominees in runoffs for a host of statewide, congressional and other races ahead of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Nov.‌ 8 general ‌election.  The‌ ‌Democratic runoffs will decide the party’s nominees for lieutenant governor, secretary of state, labor commissioner, insurance commissioner and Congress, while the Republican runoffs feature a pair of U.S. […]

The District of Columbia allows incarcerated people to vote, a rarity in the U.S.

BY: - June 20, 2022

This article is published through a collaboration between States Newsroom and Bolts. WASHINGTON — Earlier this month, about 10 men detained in the Young Men Emerging unit in the Washington, D.C., jail sat around a TV to watch the Democratic candidates for mayor debate issues including affordable housing and gun violence. “It was on a communal TV, and […]

PSC challenger fights to stay on the ballot after being drawn out of the race

BY: - June 14, 2022

CONYERS – The fate of Patty Durand’s campaign to serve on a state board that regulates Georgia’s utilities rests in the hands of a judge, but that uncertainty isn’t slowing down the first-time candidate who was drawn out of a district she hopes to represent. On a recent afternoon, Durand sat in front of a […]

Democrats in runoff for Georgia Labor Commissioner ding GOP incumbent

BY: - June 9, 2022

When everything is going well, few Georgians keep track of goings on at the state labor department. Things haven’t been going well the past few years. The initial pandemic shutdowns of 2020 caused Georgia businesses to lay off workers in record-breaking numbers, leading to record-breaking problems for people trying to receive unemployment insurance benefits. Jobless […]

Georgia GOP congressional hopefuls debate abortion, gun rights ahead of runoff

BY: - June 7, 2022

Georgia Republicans competing in congressional primary runoffs doubled down on restricting access to abortion and protecting existing gun laws in the wake of mass shootings at a New York grocery store and Texas elementary school that have reignited the national debate on gun violence. But a new voting issue has also emerged in the two […]

Dems running for state elections chief aim debate attacks at Raffensperger

BY: - June 6, 2022

The two remaining Democratic candidates for Georgia’s secretary of state took to the debate stage Monday to make their case for selection as the party nominee ahead of the June 21 runoff. But rather than go after each other, state Rep. Bee Nguyen of Atlanta and former state Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler of DeKalb trained their […]

Georgia’s high-dollar election campaigns now waged in your social media feeds

BY: - June 6, 2022

If it seems like Stacey Abrams or Herschel Walker have been popping up on your social media timeline more than usual, it’s not your imagination. Over 7,000 groups ranging from political parties to environmentalists and anti-union coalitions spent money to beam Facebook ads to Georgians’ screens last month during the buildup to the May 24 […]

Rushed and skeptical voters give thumbs down to three proposed Cobb cities

BY: - May 26, 2022

Efforts to carve three new cities out of Cobb County failed Tuesday night after voters shot down ballot measures in the eastern, western and southern portions of the suburban Atlanta county. The proposed city of East Cobb failed by the largest margin with 5,900 in favor, good for 26.6% of the vote to 16,289 opposed, […]

Election shuffles state lawmakers; redistricting chair loses on map she helped draw up

BY: - May 25, 2022

This story was updated May 26 at 3:35 p.m. with state Senate candidate Nabilah Islam’s response to a letter about her campaign mailers.  A redistricting process set new boundaries for many state legislators ahead of Tuesday’s midterm primary, which led to some surprising outcomes, including the defeat of an incumbent lawmaker who oversaw the drawing […]

Raffensperger hangs upset on Trump-backed Hice in bid to remain Georgia election chief

BY: - May 25, 2022

Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger will join Gov. Brian Kemp as the state’s most prominent Donald Trump political targets to avoid a runoff against candidates endorsed by the former president. With 95% of precincts reporting, Raffensperger led with 51.2% of votes, outpacing U.S. Rep. Jody Hice’s 38% and followed by 9% cast for former […]

Few hiccups reported in Georgia’s first big election since 2021 overhaul

BY: - May 24, 2022

A record number of Georgians were on track to have cast ballots for Tuesday’s Election Day, breaking 2018’s midterm primary record that sets up a repeat gubernatorial race between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams.  Election day ended with nine of the state’s 2,500 voting precincts extending their voting hours after delays that were […]

It’s official: GOP voters deploy Herschel Walker to run against Sen. Raphael Warnock

BY: - May 24, 2022

Football star-turned politician Herschel Walker has fought off a crowded field of Republican competition and secured a spot in the general election against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in November. The Associated Press projected Walker would be the winner about an hour after polls closed. With just under a quarter of the votes tallied Tuesday night, […]

Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Deadlines

October 11

General election and potential runoffs registration deadline

October 17

Early voting begins for November general election.

October 28

Last day to submit absentee ballot application for general election.

November 8

General Election Day

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