January 5 Runoff Information

January 5 Runoff – US Senate & Public Service Commission

Georgia voters go to the polls on January 5 to elect both US Senators and a Public Service Commission seat in a runoff election. The Athens-Clarke County Democratic Committee is excited to support Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, and Daniel Blackman!

Anyone can vote in this election, even if you did not vote in November. Here is the information you need to know to cast your ballot in the Runoff Election:

– Advance In-Person voting!

– Absentee (mail-in) Voting!

For the December 1 Runoff, Absentee Ballots must be requested to the ACC Board of Elections office by filling out a request form, taking a picture of it (or scanning it) and emailing the image of the request form to paula.williams@accgov.com . You can also drop off, mail, or fax your request, more info on those methods here. All requests for Absentee Ballots must be received by Wednesday, December 30 at 5pm.

Your ballot must be RECEIVED by the Board of Election before 7pm on Tuesday, January 5. It can be received in one of these ways:

  • Received via mail
  • Dropped off in one of the following 6 secure ballot drop-off boxes:
    • Athens-Clarke County Elections Office – 155 E Washington st
    • Athens-Clarke County Library – 2025 Baxter Street
    • Athens-Clarke County Multimodal Transportation Center – 775 E Broad Street
    • Fire Station #7 – 2350 Barnett Shoals Road
    • ACC Extension – 275 Cleveland Road
    • Winterville City Hall – 125 S. Church Street

If you are unsure if your ballot has enough time to mailed, please use a ballot drop off box or vote in person on election day.
Have you already sent your ballot in? Check here to see if it was received.

– Election Day, January 5!

On Election Day you must vote at your assigned precinct (you can find that here if you are unsure).
Did you request an Absentee Ballot but need to vote in person? You can! Bring your ballot with you to surrender, if you have it…but you do not have to have it.


-Check your status!

Check the status of your vote, especially if you voted Absentee, by visiting My Voter Page.
If your Ballot Status says something other than “accepted,” call the Voter Protection Hotline immediately. 888-730-5816. You’ll need to take an additional step so that your ballot will be counted. We will assist you with this process. The deadline for completion is Friday, January 8.


-How to help Warnock, Ossoff, and Blackman win!

Knock on doors for all 3 candidates with the Athens Progressive Canvassing Corps: https://forms.gle/ZvEiagUvtXRoe85GA

Donate to the Athens Progressive Canvassing Corps: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/apcc

Sign up for socially-distanced runoff holiday caroling (“Warnock wonderland…”): https://forms.gle/Mm3FAcarrkAGXKi4A

Sign up for the ACCDC Runoff Volunteer list: https://forms.gle/uqCvW7TsKhw8VAtQA

Here are opportunities from the campaigns and other orgs:

Jon Ossoff campaign: https://www.mobilize.us/electjon/

Raphael Warnock campaign: https://www.mobilize.us/warnockforgeorgia/

Phonebanking for Warnock with Working Families Party: https://www.mobilize.us/ga-wfp/