By Associated Press - Saturday, December 5, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) - Monday is the deadline for new voters to register for Georgia’s twin U.S. Senate runoffs.

Voters can register or check their registration status at the Georgia Secretary of State’s website. Voters can also register at their county elections office on Monday.

Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock are competing in one runoff, while Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff are competing in the second runoff. Democrats will control the U.S. Senate if they win both elections, while the Republicans will control the Senate if they win one or both of the races.

A Public Service Commission runoff between Republican incumbent Lauren “Bubba” McDonald and Democrat Daniel Blackman is also set for Jan. 5.

Voters can request now that absentee ballots for the race be mailed to them, while in-person early voting begins Dec. 14.

People must be U.S. citizens, a legal resident of their county and 18 by Jan. 5 to register. The must not be serving a felony sentence or have been found mentally incompetent by a judge

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