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.

Local officials tell Georgia senators election bill would be wasteful, discourage voters

BY: - March 29, 2022

Local elected officials from Georgia urged a Senate panel to remove portions of the sweeping election bill they claim would waste valuable resources and burden poll workers with cumbersome paperwork. On Monday, the Senate Ethics Committee held a public hearing on House Bill 1464, a bill whose authors say will further beef up election security […]

Trump GOP kingmaking power to be tested after Georgia rally

BY: - March 28, 2022

On Saturday, Donald Trump made his latest triumphant return to Georgia after losing the 2020 election. Much of Commerce, a rural city north of Athens, was swathed in patriotic colors, and merchants hawked Trump 2024 merchandise outside gas stations as thousands of the Trump faithful, many in vehicles festooned with Trump flags and bumper stickers, […]

Decline in federal grant funding for local elections criticized by advocates

BY: - March 19, 2022

WASHINGTON — The $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress last week includes $75 million in Help America Vote Act grants — a major reduction compared to years past. Experts say the $75 million is insufficient to fund local elections and leaves local election offices without resources to improve election infrastructure and protect the […]

Battle for Georgia ballot 2022. Qualifying ends, candidates ready to rumble

BY: and - March 14, 2022

Hundreds of candidates just cut a check and filed paperwork to be on the ballot in Georgia this year. Six of them are touting the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, whose fixation with Georgia has driven a wedge within the GOP and handed Democrats a rallying point and potential opening.  Trump has endorsed in […]

Kemp officially in against Perdue for chance to face Abrams in governor’s race

BY: - March 10, 2022

Gov. Brian Kemp officially kicked off his bid for a second term Thursday with a large group of lawmakers and supporters backing his campaign. Within minutes of qualifying, Kemp took aim at likely Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams in remarks at the state Capitol during an event with a rally flair. Supporters chanted “four more years” […]

Experts warn increased threats on officials could spark violence ahead of election

BY: - March 8, 2022

As candidate filings for the 2022 midterm elections begin kicking campaign season into full swing, some experts worry the threatening rhetoric and language being supported by Republican candidates could escalate to violence. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has already issued a warning that the midterm elections could be a rallying point for domestic extremists, sparked […]

Stacey Abrams campaigns on health care again as she makes governor bid official

BY: - March 8, 2022

Former House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, who became a national figure when she ran for governor four years ago, has officially put her name back on the ballot. Abrams will once again bring star power to her campaign if her appearance Tuesday at the state Capitol to qualify is any indication. She was surrounded by […]

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 […]

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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