Here’s a look at what the historic Inflation Reduction Act will achieve:
Dates in this color are from the Georgia Secretary of State's 2022 election calendar.
Monday, August 22, 2022 - Earliest day to apply for an absentee ballot for November General Election. It's recommended that, if at all posssible , you vote in-person during early voting, to avoid the many possible errors built in by the Republicans' SB202 to discourage absentee voting.(Note 1 below)
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the November General/Special Election
Monday, October 10, 2022 - Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the November General Election and Runoff Election
Monday, October 17, 2022 - Advanced (Absentee In-Person) Voting begins for the November General Election. (Note 2 below)
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - Mandatory Saturday Voting for the November General Election
Friday, October 28, 2022 - Last day to submit absentee ballot application for the November General Election
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - Mandatory Saturday Voting for the November General Election
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - Georgia General Election (Note 2 below) (Note 3 below)
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - Georgia General Election Runoff
Note 1: To request an absentee ballot, print and submit this form. You'll need to include your driver's license number, state ID number or, if you don't have those, a copy of acceptable voter ID. Revises OCGA §21-2-381, S.B. 202 §25(a)(1)(C). Date of birth (DOB) also required. Counties cannot mail out ballots until 4 weeks before the election (previously 7 weeks). Revises OCGA §21-2-384, S.B. 202 §27(a)(2).
Note 2: IF YOU ATTEMPT TO VOTE IN THE WRONG PRECINCT on Election Day, S.B. 202 provides that out-of-precinct provisional ballots will not count unless cast after 5 pm and voter signs a statement saying they cannot make it to correct precinct in time. Revises OCGA §21-2-418, S.B. 202 §34. If you vote early ("Advanced (Absentee In-Person) Voting"), this will not be an issue!
Note 3: S.B. 202 provides that