Message for U.S. Citizens: Georgia Runoff Election

Upcoming Run-Off Election in Georgia

The senatorial run-off for Georgia’s two senate seats will take place January 5, 2021. Please see state-specific timelines below.


Georgia’s senatorial run-off is January 5, 2021. Voters will decide on both Senate seats. The process of voting from abroad in the Georgia senatorial run-offs for Georgia voters is similar to voting via absentee ballot in the November federal elections.

December 7 – Is the deadline to register to vote for those not yet registered, or those who did not request an absentee ballot for the November general election (please see FAQ below).  You may register to vote and request your absentee ballot via the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) at the same time.  Return your FPCA to your local election office (LEO) via e-mail, fax, or mail.  Check your voter registration status here.

December 14 – Early in-person voting in Georgia begins. Please note Embassies and Consulates abroad are not polling locations; you may not/NOT vote in person at the Embassy in Port-au-Prince.

December 18 – We strongly recommend that all Georgia ballots be sent to the Embassy in Port-au-Prince by December 18.  You can also use international mail or a professional courier (DHL, Estafeta, or FedEx) to return your ballot directly to Georgia. Georgia will not accept ballots sent by email or fax.  Download the postage paid envelope here.

January 5 – All absentee ballots mailed to Georgia must be postmarked by this date. The Embassy in Port-au-Prince will stop accepting ballots after January 5, 2021.

January 8 – All absentee ballots must be received by the Local Election Office (LEO) in Georgia.

Frequently Asked Questions – Georgia

Already registered to vote in Georgia but did not vote absentee in the November federal elections? You must still send in the FPCA, or your will not be able to vote from abroad in the January 5 election with an absentee ballot.

Successfully voted in the November federal elections from abroad with an absentee ballot? Georgia will automatically send you a ballot for this election.  If you did not receive a ballot by mid-November, contact your Local Election Office (LEO) and request that it be sent to you electronically.

Can I use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot? Yes.

Received your ballot for the November federal elections via e-mail? You will receive your ballot for the run-offs also via e-mail.

Received your ballot for the November federal elections via mail? We strongly encourage you to send an e-mail to your Local Election Office (LEO)and follow it up with a phone call to request and ensure that you receive your absentee ballot via e-mail for the run-offs.

How do I drop off my ballot at U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince?

  1. a) Drop your ballot in the Embassy’s Official Ballot Drop Box. The box is located at the Consular entrance by the green and white striped tent during normal business hours, Monday-Friday from 7 am – 3:30 p.m. Upon entering the Consular Entrance, you will be directed to the voting station.
  2. b) Mail the ballot via international mail or courier service.
  3. c) Hand carry by a trusted friend, colleague, or family member and mail in the United States.

There is no postage necessary if you drop your ballot at the Embassy.  Standard postage/courier service fees apply if you choose to use U.S. or international mail.

Where can I send other questions? For more information go to the State of Georgia’s Election Website, contact your Local Election Office (LEO)

If you have any questions about registering to vote overseas, please contact U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince’s Voting Assistance Officer at +509 2229 8000 or email us at