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(21,580 posts)
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:14 AM Nov 2020

Important dates/deadlines & links for the GA Senate runoffs on Jan 5 - volunteer-donate-GOTV 🗳🍑🇺🇸

Last edited Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:47 AM - Edit history (9)

🔵 Jan. 5, 2021 - Georgia US Senate Runoff Election

Registered Georgia voters can begin requesting absentee ballots now! Ballots will begin to be mailed out on November 18, 2020. Don’t delay, request your ballot today! Return it directly to a secure, official drop box! Do not mail in your ballot!

Georgia residents can start requesting their absentee/mail-in ballot today if they don't want to vote in person at the polls. If you're a Georgia resident, make sure you're registered to vote here https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/welcome.do#no-back-button
then fill out an absentee/mail-in ballot request here https://georgia.gov/vote-absentee-ballot

November 18, 2020: Absentee ballots will begin to be mailed out to those who requested one
December 7, 2020: Voter registration deadline
December 14, 2020: Early voting begins
January 5, 2021: Election Day


Reverend Raphael Warnock’s campaign website:

Act Blue for Raphael Warnock: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/warnock-for-georgia_web

Jon Ossoff’s campaign website:

Act Blue for Jon Ossoff: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_hp_ossoff

DU Act Blue for Ossoff, Warnock & Fair Fight (Thanks to DUer Omaha Steve!)

Adding klook’s Vote Forward letters to voters link:

Fair Fight:

Go here to check your voter registration:

Go here to request an absentee ballot:

🚨 DA Candidate Deborah Gonzalez Update:
Special Election Runoff for Athens/Oconee Western Circuit DA Special Election will be on Dec. 1

🚨 BREAKING NEWS: 11/11/20
The Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections may not be able to change the date of the special election runoff for DA! I just got off the phone with an A-CC election official. The SoS press conference announcing the combination of the local & state runoffs with the US Senate runoff was a total surprise to them. This may be the case for the other special election runoffs in other races. Only the public service commission runoff is a regular election runoff.

🚨 11/11/20 I will update as information is available.

🚨 11/12/20 Update: Local & State Special Election runoffs will be on Dec. 1, 2020
State Public Service Commission runoff will be on Jan. 5, 2021

A reminder about the State & Local runoff election on December 1, 2020:

🍑 Hey y’all! I know that every one is so excited about the dual US Senate runoffs, but we have a State & Local Special Election runoff on Tuesday December 1, 2020!

🍑 GOTV for these incredibly important Special Election runoffs, including the Western Circuit (Athens-Clarke County and Oconee County) District Attorney and the 5th Congressional District Special Election runoff, among others. Not every county and city will have a Dec. 1 runoff, so check with your local Board of Elections.

🍑 Remind your family, friends & neighbors to VOTE! 🗳

🍑 Please vote in the Georgia State & Local runoff election on Tuesday December 1, 2020!

🔵🗳🍑🇺🇸🍑🗳🔵. 🔵🗳🍑🇺🇸🍑🗳🔵

We can do this, y’all! We can win the US Senate!

Register to vote! GOTV! Volunteer! Donate!
Make a plan to vote by absentee ballot, early voting or vote in person on Jan. 5, 2021!
We welcome the help of those of y’all who live outside of Georgia!
We can’t do it alone! Join us in our fight to restore our democracy and our nation!

🔵 🗳 🍑🇺🇸🍑 🗳 🔵 🍑 🔵 🗳 🍑🇺🇸 🍑 🗳 🔵

I’m the new host for the DU Georgia Group! I live in beautiful Northeast Georgia.
I’d like to thank groundloop for their service, as the previous group host.

I will pin this thread and I’ll keep adding links and information on voting, donating, and volunteering for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock!

🔵🗳🍑🇺🇸 GOTV, y’all! 🇺🇸🍑🗳🔵
Important dates/deadlines & links for the GA Senate runoffs on Jan 5 - volunteer-donate-GOTV 🗳🍑🇺🇸 (Original Post) CottonBear Nov 2020 OP
K&R n/t handmade34 Nov 2020 #1
Thanks and please share this info with your friends and family! nt CottonBear Nov 2020 #10
my partner handmade34 Nov 2020 #11
You can phone bank, text & send postcards from your home! CottonBear Nov 2020 #18
K&R Sherman A1 Nov 2020 #2
You're welcome! CottonBear Nov 2020 #6
Excellent! Thanks. klook Nov 2020 #3
Wow! You've been working hard! Thank you! You rock, klook! CottonBear Nov 2020 #9
Yup. Donated to Fair Fight. robbedvoter Nov 2020 #4
Thanks for donating! You rock! 😎 CottonBear Nov 2020 #8
This is great, CottonBear crickets Nov 2020 #5
You're very welcome! CottonBear Nov 2020 #7
Both runoffs are being combined into one - Jan 2021 ga_girl Nov 2020 #12
🚨UPDATE: Athens-Clarke Co. BOE may not be able to change the Dec. 1 date for special DA runoff! CottonBear Nov 2020 #13
I donated $100 to each from California, which candidate needs more support? Alex4Martinez Nov 2020 #14
Hi Alex! They both need support! Also Fair Fight GOTV needs support. CottonBear Nov 2020 #15
Thanks, that's helpful. Alex4Martinez Nov 2020 #16
Here's a link to FairFight: CottonBear Nov 2020 #17
K&R. nt Wednesdays Nov 2020 #19
Thank you. I know the info I am asking for gas been posted before, but beastie boy Nov 2020 #20


(22,750 posts)
11. my partner
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 05:56 PM
Nov 2020

donated yesterday and I have been thinking of driving down to Georgia to help in any way I can


(21,580 posts)
18. You can phone bank, text & send postcards from your home!
Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:21 AM
Nov 2020

If you do want to come to Georgia, then check out this link:

Volunteer in Georgia:

Latest News from Fair Fight:


(12,033 posts)
3. Excellent! Thanks.
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:47 AM
Nov 2020

I’m getting involved with the DeKalb Co. Dem Party as a volunteer, will be sending out GOTV post cards with 350.org, and will be sending GOTV letters with Vote Forward.

As you may know, for the General Election, Vote Forward started with an ambitious plan to send 10 million handwritten letters to occasional voters in swing-state Dem-leaning zip codes. When all those were prepared weeks before the deadline, the organizers bumped up the goal to 15 million letters. We ended up sending more than 17 million letters. My measly 150 went to voters in Florida, North Carolina, and Georgia.

The enthusiasm continues to be off the charts the year, and I’m glad to have a chance to be in the thick of it. This is some of the most important work of our lives.


(21,580 posts)
9. Wow! You've been working hard! Thank you! You rock, klook!
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 05:50 PM
Nov 2020

I phone banked for Reverend Warnock. I also worked door to door GOTV for 2 local state House candidates. I’m going to be working to GOTV for Deborah Gonzalez, our Local Democratic DA candidate, ahead of her December 1 runoff election.

There’s no rest for us Georgia Democrats! 🔵🗳🍑🇺🇸


(21,580 posts)
8. Thanks for donating! You rock! 😎
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 02:06 PM
Nov 2020

You can text bank and write letters & postcards.
They’ll never suspect you’re from out of state! 🙃


(25,773 posts)
5. This is great, CottonBear
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 12:13 PM
Nov 2020

Thanks so much for gathering all of this information together in one place. I hope you don't mind I linked this post in my sig line to help people find it. GOTV, GA!


(21,580 posts)
7. You're very welcome!
Tue Nov 10, 2020, 02:02 PM
Nov 2020

Get to work on GOTV for the December 1 state & local runoff at the same time!
😀 🔵🗳🍑🇺🇸


(21,580 posts)
13. 🚨UPDATE: Athens-Clarke Co. BOE may not be able to change the Dec. 1 date for special DA runoff!
Wed Nov 11, 2020, 01:02 PM
Nov 2020

Apparently, there was a live GA SoS press conference on TV this AM. This change to combine local & state runoffs with the US Senate runoffs was just announced.

As of 12:20pm today, neither the SoS website nor the A-CC BOE websites had been updated with the decision to combine both runoffs into one runoff on January 5, 2021.

🚨 I just got off the phone with the Athens-Clarke County BOE! The SoS press conference was a complete surprise to them. Because our DA election is a special election, they may not be able to change the Dec. 1, 2020 date.

I would assume the same problem exists for the other special local & state runoff elections.

I will update y’all when I know more. Act as if you’re going to be voting for state and local candidates on Dec. 1, 2020 until we have definitive legal decisions from the affected counties.


Voter Registration Deadline: 10/05/20
Election Date: 12/01/20



Note: Former Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall & former Morehouse College President Robert Franklin are looking to win the special election to fill the remainder of the term of the late John Lewis. The term will only be about 6 weeks, until State Sen. Nikema Williams is sworn in for the new term.







(2,158 posts)
14. I donated $100 to each from California, which candidate needs more support?
Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:21 AM
Nov 2020

I want to encourage friends to support both but some are asking if one candidate needs more help than the other.

Any clues, CottonBear?



(21,580 posts)
15. Hi Alex! They both need support! Also Fair Fight GOTV needs support.
Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:02 AM
Nov 2020

Warnock may have a slightly better chance of winning than Ossoff, but we need both of them in the Senate!

Consider donating to Omaha Steve’s DU ActBlue link, which divides the donation between Warnock, Ossoff and Stacey Abrams’ FairFight group. Or, donate directly to Fair Fight. Fair Fight is working to GOTV, register voters, including those teenagers who will turn 18 by January 5!

The most important thing is to get people registered and get them to vote by absentee ballot, early in person, or on Election Day.

Historically, Republicans win runoffs in Georgia. This is because there is a drop off in interest post-election, a lack of of voter information, runoff voting is scheduled during school/work holiday or summer vacation times, and lack of GOTV efforts.

This Senatorial runoff election is a whole new ballgame, however. When we vote, we win.


(2,158 posts)
16. Thanks, that's helpful.
Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:06 AM
Nov 2020

Maybe Stacey, if I had to pick just one, is a good place to spend the money.
I like the idea of splitting, too.

Let's do this, I wish DU would pin a post in GD- nothing matters more for readers right now, IMO.

I put in the request to ask the administrators, no response.


(21,580 posts)
17. Here's a link to FairFight:
Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:15 AM
Nov 2020

You can donate and volunteer!

We need everyone’s help to register voters and GOTV!

If you’re out of state, you can phone bank, text, and write postcards for both Warnock and Ossoff, in addition to volunteering for Fair Fight!

beastie boy

(8,211 posts)
20. Thank you. I know the info I am asking for gas been posted before, but
Mon Nov 30, 2020, 01:56 PM
Nov 2020

I didn't know where to look for it. Much appreciated

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