Voter Mobilization

On May 24, Georgians will vote in the primary elections to determine which candidate will represent each political party in advance of a general election. In Georgia, primary elections are open to all voters regardless of their partisan affiliation. Primary elections give you, the voter, the opportunity to decide who from a pool of candidates should ultimately be nominated by your political party to run in the general election and most importantly share your voice.

Why are primary elections important?
  • Primary elections generally attract more partisan voters, which is how extreme candidates can end up on the ballot in a general election. Improving participation can help to moderate the outcomes.
  • Based on voter turnout and primary results, parties may rework their election strategy and devote more or less attention and resources towards certain demographics, states, and issues. 
  • Voting is more than just electing a candidate, it’s choosing the right policies and people who have your best interests in mind when making decisions that will affect our community, state and nation. When you vote, you are taking an active role in deciding issues.
Key Dates:

May 2, 2022: Early voting start date

May 13, 2022: Absentee/mail-in request deadline

May 20, 2022: Early voting end date

May 23, 2022: Voter registration deadline

May 24, 2022: Absentee/mail return deadline

Statewide Election Dates:

May 24, 2022: Primary
June 21, 2022: Primary runoff
November 8, 2022: General election
December 6, 2022: General runoff

Offices on the ballot include:
  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House
  • Governor
  • Other state executive
  • State Senate
  • State House
  • Special state legislative
  • Statue Supreme Court
  • Intermediate appellate courts
  • School boards
  • Municipal government
How to Register to Vote or Check Voter Status

If you’re interested in casting your vote in the 2022 elections, or interested in learning about your voter status, please click the link and visit the Georgia Secretary of State website!