2020 United States Senate special election in Georgia

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United States Senate special election in Georgia, 2020

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Incumbent U.S. Senator


The 2020 United States Senate special election in Georgia will be held on November 3, 2020, following the upcoming resignation of Johnny Isakson effective December 31, 2019. Governor Brian Kemp will choose a replacement for Isakson, who will serve until the special election. This special election will be held on November 3, 2020.[1]

On November 3, 2020, per Georgia law, a special general election will take place on the same day as the regularly scheduled U.S. Senate election for the seat currently held by David Perdue. Party labels will be printed on the ballot and if no candidate receives a majority of the vote, the top two finishers will advance to a run-off election, to be held on January 5, 2021.[2]


Senator Johnny Isakson announced on August 28, 2019, that he will be resigning his Senate seat effective December 31, 2019 due to his deteriorating health.[1] This will trigger a special election to fill the remainder of the term.


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  15. ^ Jordan, Jen [@senatorjen] (April 28, 2019). "I think about all that have lifted me up – specifically my teachers – and supported me through the years and continue to do so. But, it is because of them that I am going to continue to serve the people of my district as a state senator" (Tweet). Retrieved April 28, 2019 – via Twitter.
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