Governor and U.S. Senate top a busy 2022 Georgia election calendar

Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

A packed ballot for Georgia voters in 2022 features competitive races for governor, the U.S. Senate and many more offices.

The candidates seeking your vote will also include those running for every congressional seat, secretary of state, attorney general and the General Assembly.

The 2022 election is a midterm, falling two years after the presidential election. Qualifying for candidates was in March.

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Key Georgia 2022 election dates

Primary election day was May 24, with runoffs on June 21.

The general election is Nov. 8.

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 11. How to register to vote in Georgia

In-person early voting begins Oct. 17. Saturday early voting will be available Oct. 22 and Oct. 29. Some counties may offer Sunday early voting on Oct. 23 and Oct. 30.

Absentee ballots may be requested until Oct. 28. Georgia law now limits drop boxes locations for completed ballots. They are located at in-person early voting locations that close the Friday before election day. Completed absentee ballots must be received by election officials before polls close on Election Day on Nov. 8.

DEBATES: Oct. 14: U.S. Senate Debate hosted by WSAV. Oct. 16, 17, 18: Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series for state and federal election debates.

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A look at the top races on the Georgia 2022 ballot

Governor: Republican Brian Kemp is seeking a second term. He faces Democrat Stacey Abrams, a former legislator and a national voting rights activist. RELATED: Where the candidates for governor stand on the issues.

U.S. Senate: Democrat U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, who won a special election in 2021 to succeed Republican U.S. Sen Kelly Loeffler, is running for a full six-year term. He faces Republican Herschel Walker, a former University of Georgia football star.

Lieutenant governor: Republican Geoff Duncan is not seeking reelection. Candidates include Democrats Charlie Bailey, Republican Burt Jones and Libertarian Ryan Graham.

Secretary of state: The incumbent is Republican Brad Raffensperger, whose first term included a high-profile role in 2020 as supporters of Donald Trump attempted to overturn the presidential election in Georgia. He faces Democratic candidate include Bee Nguyen. a member of the State House. RELATED: GOP hopeful for Georgia election chief campaigns on 2020 denial

Attorney general: Republican Chris Carr has drawn a challenge from Democrat Jen Jordan, a state senator from Sandy Springs and Libertarian Martin Cowen, a retired probate judge and attorney who lives in Jonesboro.

Congress: With a new congressional map following redistricting, all 14 congressional seats in Georgia are on the ballot.

Georgia Legislature: The 180 members of the state House and 56 members of the state Senate serve two-year terms, so all seats are on the ballot.

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