By Shania Shelton, CNN
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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- Georgia voters once again have the last word during election season: Tuesday’s race, though, is still expected to be tight, with both parties and allied groups pouring tens of millions into a contest that will shape the balance of power in the Senate over the next two years.
- 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.
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