Early voting for the December 6th Runoff Election began Saturday, November 26th in Chatham County and will continue until Friday, December 2nd. Chatham County was one of only 25 of Georgia’s 159 counties that offered Saturday voting and among only 18 Georgia counties that offered Sunday voting. We hope that you understand the urgency of voting in this Runoff Election and all elections as we combat a restrictive and suppressive new voting law, Georgia SB 202. We trust that you have already voted using the Sample Ballot that we printed last week to encourage you to vote and help re-elect Senator Raphael Warnock as our representative from Georgia in the U.S. Senate. If you have not voted, you still have time. This U.S. Senate runoff election on December 6th, which features Senator Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, and his opponent, Republican Herschel Walker, is an extremely important election. Even though Democrats have already officially won enough seats to retain control of the Senate, the Georgia Senate Runoff Election could determine just how successful Senate Democrats will be. Re-electing Senator Warnock would give a 51 to 49 seat advantage to Democrats and increase the possibility of legislation being passed in the Senate that will benefit the people of America. In addition, having 51 votes will make it easier for President Biden to continue to appoint qualified judges. The 51- vote majority would eliminate the need for Democrats in the Senate to continue the awkward 50-50 power sharing agreement with Republicans which means that Senate Committees are currently composed equally of Democrats and Republicans. As you may recall, in 2020, Georgia voters delivered the State’s 16 Electoral Votes to help elect Joe Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President. For the first time in Georgia history, two Democratic Senators, one Black (Senator Warnock) and one Jewish (Senator Ossoff) were elected to represent Georgia. However, the important job of putting Georgia and America on an even better path remains unfinished. By re-electing Senator Warnock on December 6th, Georgia voters could help make it possible for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, with the help of the U.S. Senate, to enact programs that protect our basic rights and freedoms, correct some of the errors of the Trump Administration and diminish the influence of individuals who are anti-democratic white nationalist.