On November 7, Georgia held special legislative elections in several districts. In Georgia, special elections do not allow party nominees. Instead, each candidate runs, and if anyone gets 50%, he or she is elected. Otherwise a run-off is held. In the State Senate district 6 race, five Republicans and three Democrats ran. No one got a majority, so there will be a run-off in January 2018. In the November 7, 2017 election, though the total vote for the Republican candidates combined was slightly higher than the total vote for Democrats, two of the Democrats placed first and second, so the run-off will be between two Democrats. Here are the election returns.