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.

Trump factor to be tested as hopefuls qualify to run for Georgia’s top elected posts

BY: and - March 8, 2022

The 2022 election in Georgia officially began Monday as candidates flocked to the state Capitol to put their names on the ballot. Candidates have until noon Friday to qualify to run, but the first day saw big crowds at the Capitol, where Democrats and Republicans queued up to fill out their paperwork in separate rooms. […]

Georgia votes 2022: New Trump effect, new election law, new political maps

BY: , and - February 22, 2022

Georgia voters might not hold the power this time around to dramatically flip control of the federal government, but even so, the once reliably red state will stay at the center of national politics this year. It was just a little more than a year ago when a record five million Georgians turned out to […]

Kemp loses funding court fight to Perdue; Vernon Jones quits governor’s race

BY: - February 7, 2022

Update: This story was updated at 6 a.m. Feb. 8 to indicate Vernon Jones filed to run in the 10th Congressional District. A federal judge handed former Sen. David Perdue a win Monday in a courtroom battle over fundraising in his Republican primary campaign to oust Gov. Brian Kemp. Kemp can no longer use a […]

Kemp and Perdue both say their free speech is at risk in suit over governor’s uncapped fundraising

BY: - February 7, 2022

Lawyers for Gov. Brian Kemp and former Sen. David Perdue continued their arguments last week over the governor’s access to an uncapped spending account, setting the stage for a potential return to the courtroom the week of Valentine’s Day. Perdue’s lawyers say a bill signed into law by Kemp last year leaves the former senator […]

Federal judge to rule soon on Kemp’s uncapped fundraising war chest

BY: - January 31, 2022

Gov. Brian Kemp and former Senator David Perdue won’t duke it out at the ballot box until May, but lawyers for both candidates faced off in federal court Monday over whether a new state election finance law unfairly favors the governor. The fight is over a law Kemp signed last year creating special leadership committees […]

Seven states to watch in the 2022 push to restrict voting rights

BY: - January 17, 2022

WASHINGTON — Republican state lawmakers across the country are ramping up their drive to enact voting and election-related laws in time for crucial 2022 midterm elections. As federal legislation that would limit state-level voting restrictions appears stymied in Washington, Republicans in the states are moving forward with new proposals and revisiting old ones that Democrats and […]

Congressional Black Caucus calls for Senate action on voting rights

BY: - January 12, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is expected to meet with Senate Democrats on Thursday to push for the swift passage of two voting rights bills, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus are applying pressure for action as well. During a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, caucus Chair Joyce Beatty said that members […]

Legal challenges filed after Kemp signs new district maps into law

BY: - December 30, 2021

Gov. Brian Kemp signed Georgia’s new political maps into law Thursday, immediately sparking legal challenges over plans that would solidify the GOP advantage in the state legislature and congressional delegation. Lawmakers approved the new maps along party lines during a special session last month. The nonpartisan Princeton Gerrymandering project gave the state House map a […]

Candidates fighting 2020 misinformation run to administer local elections

BY: - December 30, 2021

As a chemist and immigrant from Vietnam, Linh Nguyen never thought she could have a role in U.S. politics. But then Donald Trump was elected president in 2016 and he “unknowingly inspired minority leaders, women of color like me, to be more actively engaged in politics,” she said. She joined the nonpartisan League of Women […]

National right-wing state-level freedom caucus launches at Georgia Capitol

BY: - December 14, 2021

State lawmakers from around the country came to Georgia’s Capitol Tuesday to announce a network of state freedom caucuses modeled after and supported by the one in the U.S. House. Cumming Republican Sen. Greg Dolezal, chair of the new Georgia Freedom Caucus, said the goal is to promote conservative values in state legislatures around the […]

Activists target corporate campaign cash in battle against voting restrictions

BY: - December 14, 2021

Members of the Defend Black Voters Coalition chose Detroit’s Huntington Center as their backdrop earlier this month when they issued a warning about the dangers of “voter suppression legislation” backed by Republican state lawmakers. The building behind them, formerly known as the TCF Center, was a powerful symbol of what could happen if elections indeed are […]

COMMENTARY

Bookman: Perdue’s candidacy ‘a continuation of the coup attempt and insurrection that Trump launched’

BY: - December 9, 2021

Let’s say it straight:  Every Georgia Republican who votes for former Sen. David Perdue in next year’s gubernatorial primary is voting to strangle American democracy and replace it with an arrangement in which elections can be overturned on a whim, just because somebody says so. There is no other rationale for Perdue’s candidacy, no other […]

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

Voter Guide

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