Although the presidential election has passed, 2022 is still an essential year for Georgia. This year, Georgia will be having a general election, in which voters will be able to vote for state executive offices, such as the governor. In addition, voters will vote during the Senate election to fill Raphael Warnock’s seat. The primary election, which “is an election in which registered voters select a candidate that they believe should be a political party’s candidate for elected office to run in the general election” (Georgia Elections, 2022), will be held on May 24th, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Georgia has an open primary system, meaning registered voters do not need to be members of a party to vote within that party’s primary. If no candidate wins a majority of the votes during the primary, a runoff will occur on June 21st, 2022. Registration to vote must be completed at least 28 days before the election. It can be completed online at https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/welcome.do#no-back-button, or submit a paper form to a local county registration office.
Following the primaries, the general election will occur on November 8th, 2022. The poll times will be the same as the primaries from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Just like presidential elections, voting in general elections is essential. By voting, citizens participate in the democratic process to vote for leaders they feel will best represent them and their ideas. Will you be voting this year during the 2022 elections?
“Georgia Elections, 2022.” Ballotpedia, ballotpedia.org/Georgia_elections,_2022.
“Georgia Voter Identification requirements2: Elections.” Georgia Voter Identification Requirements2 | Elections, https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/georgia_voter_identification_requirements2.
“Register to Vote: Elections.” Register To Vote | Elections, https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/register_to_vote.
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