Here's everything you need to know about the Dec. 6 runoff


If anyone was wondering if they can vote in the Dec. 6 runoff election even if they didn't vote in the general election earlier this month, the answer is yes.

All eligible Georgia voters can cast ballots in the runoff, regardless if they stayed at home earlier this month. Also, if you voted for the other guy in the general election but suddenly had a change of heart and decided that you like the other guy better, you can absolutely vote for the other guy in the runoff. 


Early Voting in Milledgeville-Baldwin County begins on Monday, Nov. 28 and runs through Dec. 2, that Friday. The early voting location at the new Carrington Woods government annex will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. each day.

In terms of voting absentee, anyone who voted in the Nov. 8 general election with an absentee ballot and checked "yes" on the "automatically send me a runoff ballot" option on their previous absentee ballot should soon receive their absentee ballot. However, if you didn't check the box, or didn't vote absentee in the general election but wish to do so in the runoff, there are two options. To request an absentee ballot through the Secretary of State's online portal, CLICK HERE. Or, to print out the form and mail it in, CLICK HERE.

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On voting day, all Baldwin County's precincts will be open. There will exactly one item – the Herschel Walker vs. Raphael Warnock Senate race – on the ballot at each precinct, with the exception of the West Thomas Fire Department precinct, where voters will see two items on the ballot. That's because no candidate in the District 5 City Council election managed to receive a majority share of the vote in the general election, creating a runoff between the two leading vote-getters – Shonya Mapp (265 votes, 37.8 percent) and Oscar Davis, Jr. (193 votes, 27.53 percent).

If Mapp wins, history would be made, and the majority of the City Council would be majority female for the first time ever. The City Council has been comprised of three men and three women for 20-something years now, but it's never been majority female.

The winner of the runoff will replace longtime District 5 City Councilman Boo Mullins, who passed away earlier this year, and it essentially will equate to a three-year term.

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