6th District voter registration reopened until May 21

Judge rules Georgia must extend voter registration period

According to the Georgia Secretary of State's office, the voter registration deadline for those wanting to vote in the runoff for the 6th Congressional District Special Election has been extended to Sunday, May 21, 2017.

A complaint filed in US District Court by multiple civil rights organizations contended that a Georgia law cutting off voter registration for federal runoff elections two months earlier than guaranteed under federal rules, ran afoul of federal voter rights law.

The runoff election date is June 20, 2017.

RELATED | Find out if you live in the 6th Congressional District

The top two votegetters from the initial special election, Republican candidate Karen Handel and Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, will be the choices in the runoff election, with the winner between the two winning the 6th Congressional District seat vacated by Tom Price when he was named Secretary of Health and Human Services by President Donald Trump.

RELATED | How to register to vote in Georgia

Prospective voters may register to vote online at www.sos.ga.gov. Voter registration forms can be picked up in person at any state or government office, including public libraries, schools, county board of registrars' offices or election offices. To locate those offices by county, click here.

INTERACTIVE MAP

This map allows you to zoom down to street level to see if your address is in the 6th district.

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