Georgia Residents: Everything You Need to Know to Vote in the January Runoff

During the 2020 presidential election, two U.S. Senate seats were up for grabs in Georgia. In both races, none of the candidates received the needed 50 percent of the vote to win, meaning Georgia will have a general election runoff on January 5, 2021.

The election results will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. Voters have until December 7, 2020 to register to vote in the runoff.

Keeping Score: Election Milestones You May Have Missed

While the history-making presidential race has captivated the attention of those both at home and abroad, a significant number of down-ballot victories also mark historic milestones in U.S. politics.

Several states continue to count incoming votes, due largely to the record number of mail-in ballots this year. But several takeaways are already abundantly clear: More Americans voted this year than in any past election—resulting in countless firsts for people of color, LGBTQ+ candidates and women.

Time is Running Out to Cure Rejected Ballots

Throughout the country, there are thousands of ballots that have yet to be validated because of issues—most commonly due to missing or mismatched signatures.

Luckily, many voters have the ability to address ballot rejection through ballot curing, also known as ballot remediation, which enables voters to resolve an issue with a rejected ballot and get it counted.

Here’s how to ensure your ballot is accepted.

New Mexico Elects Its First All Women of Color House Delegation

New Mexico made history by electing its first U.S. House delegation made up of all women of color, the result of three races with women running in both major parties.

Democrat Deb Haaland, one of the first Native women in Congress, was elected to a second term against in the 1st Congressional District; Republican Yvette Herrell, a member of Cherokee Nation, defeated the incumbent in a closely-watched race in the 2nd; and Democrat Teresa Leger Fernandez was elected to represent the 3rd District, the first woman to hold the seat since its creation in 1983.

Stay Alert Until Every Vote Is Counted: A U.S. Election Observer’s Message

As a career diplomat who proudly represented the United States abroad in Latin America, Europe, Central Asia and Africa, I saw firsthand how elections were stolen in repressive countries. In the days ahead, we need to make sure that every vote is counted to avoid this result at home,” writes Mark L. Asquino, the U.S. ambassador to Equatorial Guinea from 2012 to 2015, the conclusion of nearly four decades as a foreign service officer.