By Maggie Lee
There are only two statewide races on the Dec. 4 runoff ballot, but the election schedule is tighter than it was for the long general election.
Every county sets its own early voting places and times, but one thing is the same: there are not weeks of early voting like there were in the general election, and anyone asking for an absentee ballot by mail will need to return it quickly, by Dec. 4.
For other counties, try the state’s website. If it’s not there, you have to Google or call your county for that information.
For an absentee application, you can contact your county or go to the state’s My Voter Page.
If you asked for an absentee ballot in the general election and are 65 or older or have a physical disability, you may already be signed up to receive an absentee ballot in the runoff. There’s a check box on the absentee ballot application to request that service.
Anyone can check the status of an absentee ballot via the secretary of state’s My Voter Page.
First on the ballot is the runoff for secretary of state between Democrat John Barrow and Republican Brad Raffensperger.
Secretaries of state oversee voting, though much of the administration is done by counties.
Both men recently talked about their priorities on WABE’s “Closer look with Rose Scott.”
The other is a runoff for the Public Service Commission — that’s the state board that regulates some utilities, like Georgia Power. So it oversees expansion of Plant Vogtle, a late-running, over-budget expansion of an existing nuclear power plant on the Savannah River below Augusta.
The candidates there are incumbent Republican Chuck Eaton and Democrat challenger Lindy Miller. Check out a Q and A with Eaton and Miller from Atlanta Magazine.