Georgia's Senate races - two seats - runoff election for both seats. Brief info. from AJC.com 11/8/2020
Deadline to register to vote: December 7, 2020 - Georgia Online Voter Registration
Early voting - ends 12/31/20 5:00pm - check website for hours and dates of the location(s) in your county - each location may have different days and hours
the 3rd race is for Public Service Commissioner, Dist. 4, Northern
Presidential race --
Electoral College FAQ, from the National Archives
met on December 14 -- which is the Monday after the second Wednesday in December
Georgia -- official Election results from the GA Secretary of State's office
Also, vote counts reported by the 4 national broadcast networks, local affiliates, the AJC, and their websites, plus CNN.com
The 117th Congress - first day -- unsure. Why? The Constitution notes it as Jan. 3rd, unless Congress chooses another day. Jan. 3rd, 2021 -- is a Sunday (also note: the 115th Congress, per law Congress passed -- started on Jan. 6th, 2015. Yet the 116th Congress started on Jan. 3rd.) For an overview of what to expect on that day, see the Congressional Research Service (CRS) report - The First Day of a New Congress, released in 2018.
Inauguration Day -- January 20
Presidential Preference Primary -- of March 2th -- postponed until May 19th, the date of the General Primary.
update, 4/9 -- the date of the Primary is now June 9th; voter registration will end May 11th; early voting will begin on May 18th.
8/31 - new portal for absentee ballots -
For the 5th Congressional District, Sept. 8 , to fill the seat of the late Rep. John Lewis, early voting starts Sept. 8; Sept. 29 is the special election
DEADLINES for GA - voter registration:October 5, 2020 ( 29 days before an election ) ; requesting absentee ballot - Oct. 30th (can do so online) ; completed absentee ballots must be received by Nov. 3rd.
Early voting - Oct. 12-16 ; Oct. 19-24 ; Oct. 26-30 -- select county for early voting locations
note: dates and hours vary by location. If you live in Fulton county, there is an early voting location on GT campus, McCamish Pavilion - 2 DAYS - 10/22/20 - 10/23/20 -- 8:00am to 6:00pm
Absentee Ballot info. - Secure the Vote - new portal from GA Secretary of State
My Voter Page - candidate info., polling places, etc. NOTE: on Nov. 3rd, you must go to your assigned precinct.
Note: more polling places are being added; also, dropoff locations for absentee ballots
For detailed info. on other states, please see the Voting & Elections Toolkit for Georgia from a roundtable of the American Library Association.
Each state has a commission or dept. that reports on campaign finance.
below is info. for the General Election, Nov. 2020
from State of GA page -- "If you do not receive your absentee ballot after submitting your application, contact your county registrar to assess your options. If there is not enough time to receive a new absentee ballot, or if for any reason you cannot have another sent to you, you may vote in person. If you attempt to vote in person because you never received a requested absentee ballot, you will have to sign a document attesting that you are only voting once."
Links to voter registration application, polling places, and county election offices.
Directory for each county in the U.S. - includes website, mailing address,
fax #, phone #, for election officials.
(Note: site is from the Overseas Vote Foundation)
POLLING Locations for in-person voting for the General Election (Nov. 3, 2020) -- NOTE: "early" voting locations are different - for early voting, you can vote at any of the designated places in your county. On Election Day, you must vote at the location designated for your precinct.
For other counties, see the official County page for elections
For more candidate bios and interviews - check with your local daily (AJC has Election News, for general info.) or weekly newspaper; or, local broadcast station affiliate.
Income taxes of candidates -
2019 tax returns for Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris (as posted on CNN.com)
federal taxes for Pres. Donald Trump, over a period of years - 2-part story in the New York Times. Part 2 focuses on business dealings and "The Apprentice".
AFTER THE ELECTION - Electoral College
when do they meet? On the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December - per the National Archives
Electoral College Fast Facts - from the U.S. House of Representatives. January 6th - counting of the electoral votes (joint session of Congress)
new collection with HeinOnline database -- select U.S. Presidential Library, then - Electoral College
2016 Election statistics