|The Green Papers: 2020 General Election|
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|Georgia 2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit.|
|Partisan Composition: 8 Republican, 5 Democratic, 1 Vacancy|
|Incumbent - 116th Congress|
||Democratic||Member of Congress Kwanza Hall
First elected in a Special Election: 1 December 2020 [re: death of Member of Congress John R. Lewis (Democratic)].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
| ||** Open Seat (no incumbent) **|
29 December 2019: Member of Member of Congress John R. Lewis announced he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
18 July 2020: The Democratic Executive Committee will select a replacement nominee on Monday 20 July and submit that name to the Secretary of State by no later than 4:00 pm. Out of a group of 131 applicants, the nominating committee selected Park Cannon, Andre Dickens, Robert Franklin, Nikema Williams, and James "Major" Woodall for consideration by the Executive Committee.
20 July 2020: After a nonbinding poll of 41 votes, Nikema Williams 37, Park Cannon 2, James "Major" Woodall 1, and abstention. With 50% + 1 majority, the Executive Committee nominated Nikema Williams.
27 July 2020: Governor Brian Porter Kemp (Republican) called a Special Election to fill the vacant seat of Member of Congress John R. Lewis (Democratic) who passed away on 17 July 2020. All candidates (regardless of party affiliation) will run on a single ballot on 29 September 2020. If one candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, that candidate is elected. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters advance to a 1 December 2020 runoff. The Special Election is for the remainder of the term ending in January 2021. The filing deadline is 31 July 2020.
29 September 2020: Since no one received a majority of the vote in the nonpartisan special election, the top two vote-getters advance to a 1 December 2020 runoff.
1 December 2020: former Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall (Democratic) won the runoff. He will fill the seat for the remainder of the term ending in January 2021.
|Political Parties Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.|
| Democratic-Farmer Labor|
| Democratic-Nonpartisan League|
|Major Third Parties|
| Pacific Green|
|Other Third Parties|
| Aloha 'Āina|
| American Shopping|
| Approval Voting|
| Coach Team America|
| Common Sense|
| Education, Community, Law|
| For The People|
| Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis|
| Healthcare Environment Stability|
| Independent American|
| Independent Party of Connecticut|
| Independent Party of Oregon|
| Legal Marijuana Now|
| Legalize Marijuana Party|
| Save Our City|
| Serve America Movement|
| U.S. Taxpayers|
| United Utah|
| Veterans Party of America|
| Working Families|
| American Values|
| Building Your Legacy|
| Independent Constitutional Candidate|
| Justice Mercy Humility|
| Make Change Happen|
| No Party|
| No Party Affiliation|
| Truth Vision Hope|
| Veteran For Change|
| Working Class|
|Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable|
Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.
"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.
When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.
If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.
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