It’s Election Day in the Peach State once again.
Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker are facing off in Georgia’s Senate runoff election. No candidate won more than 50% of the vote in the general election in November, with Warnock leading with 49.4% of the vote, Walker carrying 48.5% and Libertarian candidate Chase Oliver winning 2.1%.
Democrats already control the Senate with 50 senators plus Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote, but the stakes remain high, with Democrats seeking to win a majority outright and Republicans looking to flip back a key seat in increasingly purple Georgia.
Here’s everything you need to know:
How to follow CNN’s election coverage
CNN’s Election Night In America Continued: GA Runoff Special Coverage will stream live starting at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday through 5 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
What time do polls close?
In Georgia, polls close at 7 p.m. ET. Mail-in ballots must be returned by the close of polls Tuesday.
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- What we know about Georgia voters ahead of Senate runoff: Early data shows voters are not tired of their civic duty.
- CNN Poll: Warnock holds a narrow edge over Walker in final undecided Senate contest: Voters’ modestly more positive views of Warnock and a firmly committed base of supporters appear to boost the incumbent in the new poll.
- Early voting surges in Georgia as Walker and Warnock make their final pitches to swing voters: The compressed timeframe of Georgia’s Senate runoff has juiced single-day turnout across the state.
- How Georgia’s looming runoff election evokes America’s segregationist history: The upcoming contest has sparked conversations about the troubling history of the runoff system.