This is the last chance for Georgia voters to cast a ballot in a closely watched runoff that will close the book on the 2022 midterms. A victory by Senator Raphael Warnock on Tuesday would grant Democrats a 51-49 majority and greater control over Senate operations. A win by Herschel Walker, his Republican challenger, would preserve the chamber’s 50-50 split.
Here’s what to know if you’re voting.
When do the polls close?
Polls are open until 7 p.m. Eastern time. Even if there are long wait times, state election law says voters who are in line at 7 p.m. are still allowed to vote.
How long could the lines be?
It remains to be seen. Wait times during early voting were significant, but as of Tuesday morning, there were no reports of long lines, even in populous Fulton County. Officials have said that elderly voters who are unable to wait in line should see a poll worker.
Can I register and vote today?
No, sorry. But you can submit a registration application online or by mail to be ready for the next election.
What do I need to bring to the polls?
Georgia voters must bring a valid photo ID to vote. These are the accepted forms: a U.S. passport, a driver’s license (even if expired), a student ID from a Georgia public college or university, any state or federal ID card (including a free Georgia voter ID), a Georgia government employee ID, a military photo ID or a tribal photo ID.
Can I report any issues I see at the polls?
To report any “voter intimidation and/or illegal election activities” at a polling place, you can submit a complaint to the Georgia attorney general’s office. There is also a hotline you can call: 888-532-0148.