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The governor heads Georgia’s executive branch. The governor names the leaders and board members that oversee state functions like public health provision and the university system. The governor also proposes a state budget every year.
This year’s gubernatorial race is a rematch between Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and Stacey Abrams (D), whom Kemp beat by less than 2 percentage points in 2018. If Abrams wins, she’ll be the first Democrat to hold the office since 2003.
Check your voting status and find your polling place via Georgia’s official My Voter Page.