Everything you need to know about the November 2022 elections

Albany, Georgia (WALB) – The stage has been set for the November 2022 elections in Georgia.

Georgia is once again expected to be one of the states that will watch this election season.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Major election dates:
  • October 10: Closest day to register to vote by absentee ballot for the November elections.
  • October 11: Last day to register to vote in the November elections.
  • October 17: Early voting for the November elections begins.
  • October 22: Compulsory voting on Saturday for the November elections.
  • October 23: On Sunday the optional vote for the November elections.
  • October 28: Last date for submitting the absentee ballot.
  • October 29: Compulsory voting on Saturday for the November elections.
  • October 30: Optional ballot on Sunday for the November elections.
  • November 2: Election Day
  • November 7: Deadline to register to vote in the federal races runoff
Need to see the ballot before voting?

Before you cast your vote, you can see what the poll will look like beforehand.

How to find your polling form

Do you need to find a ballot form before the runoff? Follow these steps:

  • Or not, Go to mvp.sos.ga.gov
  • Here’s how to sign in: First name, last name, name of the county in which you registered to vote, and date of birth
  • Next, simply scroll through your address information and search for View the polling form.

Who is on the ballot?
Georgia Governor’s Race

There are several races that voters in Georgia will choose next November.

One of the biggest races is the race for the Georgia Governor’s Mansion. Voters will feel an overwhelming sense of deja vu when they enter the polling booth. On the ballot is the rematch between Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams. In a close race in 2018, Abrams lost to Kemp.

Kemp seeks re-election and Abrams seeks to remove him.

Georgia Governor’s Race: Brian Kemp

Race for Governor of Georgia

Georgia’s 2022 gubernatorial election will be a date for voters in Peach State when they go to cast their ballots. The rematch will be between Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams. In 2018, Abrams lost to Kemp, who was the Beach State Secretary of State at the time.

Brian Kemp


Here is Kemp’s platform for re-election:

Open to work: Kemp wants to make Georgia the No. 1 state to do business in. Keeping Peaches State open and pushing through the COVID-19 pandemic was a major issue for Kemp during his first term as governor.

“Taking a chainshaw” Government regulations are also on the governor’s agenda if he is re-elected.

Every Georgian has the same chances It is a key from Kemp. He says that those in rural Georgia should have the same opportunities as those in Georgia’s metro areas.

Putting the Georgians first It is one of the biggest points of his platform for re-election.

Georgia Governor’s Race: Stacy Abrams

Race for Governor of Georgia

Georgia’s 2022 gubernatorial election will be a date for voters in Peach State when they go to cast their ballots. The rematch will be between Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams. In 2018, Abrams lost to Kemp, who was the Beach State Secretary of State at the time.

Brian Kemp


Here is the Abrams campaign platform:

Voting rights It is one of the largest Abrams platforms. She says that every Georgian should have the ability to register to vote, cast his vote, and properly register that ballot.

Health Care It is another important platform point for Abrams. She says all Georgians deserve access to quality, affordable health care.

Take Environmental Action It is also part of the Abrams platform. Its plan aims to achieve job growth through advanced power generation, innovative technology and efficiency efforts.

Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform They are also key points in the platform. Abrams says the state must address public safety, address violence, and reform criminal justice to be a country in which the entire population thrives.

US Senate race

The US Senate race for Georgia will be another race with great interest.

Raphael Warnock seeks to retain his seat in the US Senate. Herschel Walker runs against him.

The Race for the US Senate: Raphael Warnock

The race for the US Senate

The US Senate race in Georgia will be another controversial race. Raphael Warnock, a pastor from Atlanta, takes on the challenge of Herschel Walker, a UGA football legend.

Raphael Warnock


Here is Warnock’s reelection platform:

Voting rights It is one of Warnock’s largest platforms. He says Georgians vote is their voice and being able to use that voice is a matter of human dignity. While in office, he introduced the Electoral Vandalism Prevention Act, which would combat voter suppression efforts.

Better access to health care As Medicaid expansion has been a primary focus of the Warnock platform. Reducing the costs of drugs, such as insulin, was also a major focus for the senator.

Action for climate changeHe is guided by his “faith and understanding that the earth belongs to God,” Warnock says. While in the Senate, he introduced the Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act, which would promote solar energy manufacturing and the transition to cleaner energy.

reproduction rights It became a major issue for many before November, Warnock included. Warnock, who calls himself a “pro-choice pastor,” says he believes health care is a human right, and health care decisions should be between patient and doctor.

US Senate Race, L. Herschel Walker

The race for the US Senate

The US Senate race in Georgia will be another controversial race. Raphael Warnock, a pastor from Atlanta, takes on the challenge of Herschel Walker, a UGA football legend.

Herschel Walker


Here is Walker’s election platform:

Putting Georgia and Georgians first It is one of Walker’s main issues in his campaign. If elected to the Senate, Walker says he will fight every day for policies that will make Georgia “lead the way with job creation, lower taxes and less red tape.”

Make America Energy Independent This is another major issue for Walker’s campaign. Walker wants to fight for American energy independence to be able to lower gas prices, create more American jobs, and enhance national security.

Stand up for conservative family values It is a key from Walker. He says that strong families are the bedrock of the United States. Walker says he is a “compassionate, pro-life conservative and pro-family conservative.”

Support small businesses and American workers Another major issue is Walker, and he says he knows firsthand the difficulties of owning a business. If elected, he plans to fight for lower taxes, fewer government regulations, and more free market capitalism.

Here is a list of other races on the ballot:

US House of Representatives, District 2

  • Sanford Bishop, a longtime congressman, a Democrat, faces Republican Challenger Chris West. Zone 2 represents most of southwestern Georgia and parts of Central Georgia, including Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Columbus, and Macon.

Governor Lieutenant

  • Democrat Shelly Bailey will face Republican Bert Jones. Ryan Graham is the libertarian candidate.

Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • And current Secretary of State Brad Ravensberger, also a Republican, will face Democrat Challenger P. Nguyen. Ted Metz is the libertarian candidate and Brenda Nelson Porter is a nonpartisan, clerical candidate.

Attorney General

  • Incumbent Republican Chris Carr will face Democrat Jane Jordan. Martin Quinn is the libertarian candidate.

state supervisor

  • Current Republican Richard Woods faces Democrat Alicia Searcy.

Agriculture Commissioner

  • Democrat Nakita Hemingway will face Republican Tyler Harper. David Rudabo is the Liberal candidate.

Labor Commissioner

  • William Bode, Democrat, faces Republican Bruce Thompson. Emily Anderson is the Libertarian Party’s candidate.

Insurance Commissioner

  • He faces incumbent John King, Republican, and allied Democrat Janis Laws Robinson.

WALB News 10 is compiling a list of municipal elections across southwest Georgia.

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