December 6 Georgia Runoff Election Information

Attention Georgia Voters Abroad!

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There will be a runoff election for the U.S. Senate seat in Georgia between Reverend Raphael Warnock (D) and Herschel Walker (R) on December 6, 2022. The winner will serve a six-year term, so the outcome of this race will have a lasting impact on Democrats’ ability to keep fighting for issues that just can’t wait, from a woman’s right to choose to racial justice to environmental protection!

The good news: You can vote from abroad in the December 6 runoff election, as long as you were registered to vote in Georgia before November 7, 2022, and submitted a 2022 overseas ballot request (Federal Postcard Application, "FPCA") before November 28, 2022. But you will need to act quickly!

Your voted runoff ballot must be postmarked by December 6 & received in GA by December 9!

As we just saw in the November 8 midterm elections, every single vote really does count. 

Thank you for voting from abroad in the December 6 runoff election!

 

Figuring Out What to Do First

How you will go about voting from abroad in Georgia’s December 6 runoff elections depends on several factors, e.g. whether you already received ballots for the November 8 general election and December 6 runoff election and/or already voted in either. We’ve posed a series of questions below to help you identify where to start followed by action steps to be taken in your unique case.

Question #1: If you voted in the November 8 general election, did you also return a second official ballot for the December 6 runoff election?

If yes – confirm that your official runoff ballot was received and accepted (go to Action Step #3).

If no – immediately vote and return your official runoff ballot, which should be available at https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/s/. If your official runoff ballot is not available, vote and return a Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot, “FWAB”) (go to Action Step #2). In either case, confirm that the ballot you voted for the runoff arrived and will be accepted (then Action Step #3). 

Question #2: If you did NOT vote in the November 8 general election, did you receive a ballot that you just didn’t return?

If yes  immediately vote and return your official runoff ballot, which should be available on Georgia’s My Voter Portal. If your official runoff ballot is not available, vote and return a Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot, “FWAB”) (go to Action Step #2). In either case, confirm that the ballot you voted for the runoff arrived and will be accepted (then Action Step #3). 

If no confirm you are a registered voter with a 2022 overseas ballot request (Federal Postcard Application, "FPCA") on file at https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/s/. If so, vote and return a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (“FWAB”) (go to Action Step #2). Then confirm your FWAB arrived and will be accepted (then Action Step #3). If you did not submit a 2022 overseas ballot request, it is now too late to vote in the December 6 runoff election.


How to Vote From Abroad in the December 6 Runoff

 

Before getting started, please:

  1. Confirm your starting point using the questions in the section above
  2. Log in to Georgia’s My Voter Portal to confirm your voter registration status and locate the voter information GA has on file for you (GA address, Party affiliation, etc.): https://mvp.sos.ga.gov

Action Step #2 – Vote in the December 6 runoff election using your official runoff ballot, or if unavailable, a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (“FWAB”)

  • Go to Georgia’s My Voter Portal and if your official runoff ballot is available, download it, fill it out, and return it to Georgia by postal mail or courier (recommended).
  • If your official runoff ballot isn’t available on Georgia’s My Voter Portal, vote using a FWAB. 
    • Have your GA voter information as displayed on Georgia’s My Voter Portal handy
    • Go to www.fvap.gov/fwab, select “Georgia”, and follow the prompts
    • Fill out the FWAB
      • DO NOT click “I also request voter registration.”
      • DO NOT sign the FWAB itself (so that's there's nothing identifying you on the ballot itself)
      • DO sign and date the Voter Information page accompanying the FWAB
      • DO enter the information exactly as it appears on file for you in Georgia’s My Voter Portal

Whichever ballot you use, please be sure to:

  • Fill out, sign, date, and return the “Oath of Elector” or "Voter Information" page
  • Use two envelopes – one “secrecy” envelope that contains your voted and unsigned ballot and one larger outer envelope that contains the sealed secrecy envelope and your completed, signed, and dated Oath of Elector / Voter Information page
  • Mail or courier (recommended) your ballot to your local election office in Georgia
    • The return details can be found on the instructions accompanying the ballot or FWAB

Your voted runoff ballot must be postmarked by December 6 & received in GA by December 9!

Action Step #3 – Confirm your runoff ballot was received and will be counted 

  • Sign into Georgia’s My Voter Portal at https://mvp.sos.ga.gov
  • Click on “Absentee Ballot Portal” and under “Absentee Ballot History” locate “12/06/2022 General/Special Election Runoff” 
  • Under “Accepted Ballot Status”, look for “Accepted”
    • If it doesn’t say “Accepted,” please contact your local election office immediately to inquire about the status of your ballot. The contact information is on Georgia’s My Voter Page. Or click here and scroll down to "Find Your Election Office."

If your election officials informs you that your ballot was rejected because of a missing or mismatched signature or missing information, you can "cure" the problem -- but time is limited!

  • Fill out the one-page GA Absentee Ballot Cure Affidavit PDF.
  • Then send in the signed form and a copy of your US Passport or US Military ID as an email attachment.
  • The deadline to "cure" your ballot is December 9, 2022.

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