Georgia Could Be the Next State To Try Ranked Choice Voting

Currently, Georgia is one of only two states that requires runoffs for both primary and general elections if no candidate receives a majority. A 2021 law shortened the time between the general and the runoff from nine weeks to four. With only a month in which to vote and barely enough time to request, receive, and return a mailed ballot, voters in large counties contended with long lines at the polls. The state also spent millions to conduct the second election, including more than $10 million in the Atlanta metro area alone.

Georgia Battleground State

The Senate race between Herschell Walker (R) and Raphael Warnock (D) could tip control of the U.S. Senate. Winning the Georgia Senate race would be the ‘flip’ Republicans need if they are going to take majority control of the U.S. Senate.