Early voting for the special election runoff began on Monday, November 9th and concludes Wednesday, November 25th and is available Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m., with Saturday voting on November 21st from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This special election is only for voters residing in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District and will ultimately decide the immediate person to serve the remainder of the late Congressman John Lewis’ term.
Voters can cast their ballots in person, by mail or by drop boxes in and around the district during the designated early voting period. The runoff election is December 1st.
The only designated early voting location for the special election is the DeKalb Voter Registration & Elections office, located at 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur.
Drop boxes for absentee ballots for the special election runoff are now active and will remain open until December 1st, at 7 p.m.
To request an absentee ballot for the 5th Congressional District Special Election Runoff, visit www.DeKalbVotes.com.
The following drop boxes are available for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District (DeKalb County residents only):
BROOKHAVEN CITY HALL
4362 PEACHTREE ROAD, NE
COUNTY LINE-ELLENWOOD LIBRARY
4331 RIVER ROAD
STERLING AT CANDLER VILLAGE
2536 MELLVILLE AVENUE
VOTER REGISTRATION & ELECTIONS
4380 MEMORIAL DRIVE
DECATUR CITY HALL
509 N. MCDONOUGH STREET
2418 GRESHAM ROAD
DEKALB COUNTY FIRE STATION # 6
2342 FLAT SHOALS ROAD
ATLANTA, GA 30032
DEKALB COUNTY FIRE STATION # 10
1686 CONSTITUTION ROAD
ATLANTA, GA 30316
DeKalb County Elections Office Expands Drop Box Locations with Nine Additional Sites
In addition to the 26 drop boxes that are currently positioned throughout DeKalb, DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections (DeKalb VRE) is expanding options as voters make their final decisions on ways to cast their ballots.
Additionally, state officials are urging voters who plan to cast an absentee ballot to do so by utilizing a drop box by 7 p.m. on Election Day. “At this point, we can’t guarantee that absentee ballots will arrive on time if utilizing the postal service,” VR&E Director Hamilton said.
All of DeKalb’s drop box locations are under 24/7 surveillance. The addition of nine new drop box locations now expands DeKalb VRE’s locations to 35 countywide sites and offer additional locations in Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, Decatur and Dunwoody.
Additional drop box locations below:
FIRE STATION 1
1670 CLIFTON ROAD
ATLANTA, GA 30329
FIRE STATION 3
100 CLARENDON AVENUE
AVONDALE ESTATES, GA 30002
FIRE STATION 6
2342 FLAT SHOALS ROAD
ATLANTA, GA 30032
FIRE STATION 7
1776 DERRILL DRIVE
DECATUR, GA 30032
FIRE STATION 8
2711 CLAIRMONT ROAD
ATLANTA, GA 30329
FIRE STATION 9
3858 NORTH DRUID HILLS ROAD
DECATUR, GA 30033
FIRE STATION 10
1686 CONSTITUTION ROAD
ATLANTA, GA 30316
FIRE STATION 12
5323 ROBERTS DRIVE
DUNWOODY, GA 30338
FIRE STATION 19
3253 MERCER UNIVERSITY DRIVE
CHAMBLEE, GA 30341
Alright Super District 6, it is never to early to prepare to vote for one of the most IMPORTANT elections ever! We MUST represent!!! 10% of registered voter participation is not acceptable! Your Vote is your Voice!!! This is the democratic way to make CHANGE! There have been many contested races…citizen’s spoke… Incumbents were replaced…
This 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteed and protected a women’s constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to explore its relevance to the issues of equal rights today.
Continue this movement!!! History continues to be made! Tuesday, August 11th Presidential Candidate Joe Biden choose Senator Kamala Harris, our first African American/Indian American woman as his Vice President running mate. We need every vote out here to count! Vote by Absentee Ballot, or Vote in person… Please, just VOTE!
View DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections F.A.Q. Sheet here
Absentee Ballots are being mailed and received. October 30th is the last day to apply for an Absentee Ballot, but realistically…don’t wait… Applications have to processed, mailed and returned by Tuesday, November 3rd.
You can mail them back or drop them in a drop box immediately. October 30th is only the last day of advance/early voting. Voters will also be able to drop off Absentee Ballots at the advance voting sites until Tuesday, November 3rd at 7:00P.
Will I need to apply again for an Absentee Ballot for the November 3rd Election?
If a voter does not meet one of the following criteria or did not indicate that they met the criteria on their original application, they must request a ballot for the Nov. 3, 2020 General/Special Election:
- Advance Age (65 years or older)
- An active member of the United State Military (UOCAVA)
- A dependent of an active member of the United States (UOCAVA)
- A DeKalb County voter living temporarily or permanently overseas (UOCAVA)
Request A Paper Application and/or Delivery Instructions, Contact Voter Registration & Elections Staff at 404.298.4020
Fillable PDF Of The Official State Of Georgia Absentee Ballot Application—APPLICATION
Paper Absentee Ballot? Return application:
- EMAIL: [email protected]
- FAX: (404) 298-4038
4380 Memorial Drive Suite 300 Decatur, GA 30032
Many voters are unnecessarily concerned about having ruined their ballots. If it is still possible to tell who you voted for, the DeKalb Voter Registration & Elections will make sure it gets counted.
However, if there is truly a problem, for example if you accidentally voted for the wrong candidate, you can call DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections at 404-298-4020 to request to have your ballot reissued. They will provide you with an affidavit that you will need to sign first.
You can also turn your ballot in at either Early Voting or Election Day and vote in person if that is what you prefer.
The drop boxes locations are :
|Brookhaven City Hall||4362 Peachtree Rd. NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319|
|County Line-Ellenwood Library||4331 River Rd., Ellenwood, GA 30294|
|Sterling at Candler Village||2536 Mellville Ave., Decatur, GA 30032|
|Voter Registration & Elections (3 boxes)||4380 Memorial Dr., Decatur, GA 30032|
|Exchange Park||2771 Columbia Dr., Decatur, GA 30032|
|City of Stonecrest||3120 Stonecrest Blvd., Stonecrest, GA 30038|
|City of Stone Mountain||875 Main St., Stone Mountain, GA 30083|
|Dunwoody City Hall||4800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30038|
|City of Doraville||3752 Park Ave., Doraville, GA 30340|
|City of Tucker||1975 Lakeside Parkway Suite 350 Tucker, GA 30084|
|Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams||1282 McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033|
|Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library||5234 LaVista Rd., Tucker, GA 30084|
|Clarkston Library||951 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021|
|Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library||2861 Wesley Chapel Rd., Decatur, GA 30034|
|Decatur City Hall||509 N. McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030|
|Lou Walker Senior Center||2538 Panola Rd., Stonecrest, GA 30058|
Key Dates to Remember!!!
October 5, 2020 was last day to register and be eligible to vote in the November General Election.
October 12, 2020-October 30, 2020 Advanced (Early) Voting begins for the November General Election and Special Election
DeKalb County’s 12 early voting locations, which includes a former Atlanta Hawks star’s Chamblee training facility, are open this weekend and next, Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday hours are 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
October 24, 2020 Mandatory Saturday Voting for the November General Election and Special Election.
Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot: Received by Fri Oct 30, 2020 *** DO NOTE!!! It takes several days to process and return via mail a requested Absentee Ballot and for the recipient to mail back the ballot in enough time. If you wait until October 30th to request your Absentee Ballot… you may not have enough time to get your vote counted…
November 3, 2020 Georgia General Election and Deadline to Return Completed Absentee Ballot
Other Useful Links!
Check Your Voter Registration Status—SECRETARY OF STATE’S MY VOTER PAGE
To Check The Status Of Your Absentee Ballot, Please Visit: THE MY VOTER PAGE
**Please do not call or email DeKalb Elections asking if they have received your application or when the ballot will get to you. They are glad to assist with your questions, but if you have already sent in your application, please be patient.**
Who You Will See on Your Ballot: visit here
DeKalb County Commission District 1 Democrat Robert Patrick will run against Commissioner Nancy Jester DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox will run against Harold Dennis
Clarkston: Special Election will be held to fill the unexpired term of the Mayor; said term expires December 31, 2021. Former Councilwomen Yterenickia “YT” Bell and Beverly Burks will face off on the Nov. 3 ballot, with the winner serving until the end of 2021.
Voting will take place at the two precincts: Clarkston First Baptist Church Family Life Center at 4007 Church Street, and the Clarkston Community Center at 3701 College Ave, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Any person who is a resident of the City of Clarkston and who is registered at least thirty (30) days prior to this election with the DeKalb County Board of Registrations and Elections as an elector within the City of Clarkston shall be eligible to vote in this election. Deadline for voter registration is October 5, 2020.
Other Important Races Include:
President of the United States: Joe Biden will run against Donald Trump
US Senate: John Ossoff: will run against David Purdue
Public Service Commission District 1: Robert G. Bryant will run against Jason Shaw
Public Service Commission District 1: Daniel Blackman will run against Lauren Bubba McDonald, Jr.
US House District 4: Representative Hank Johnson, Jr. will run against Johsie Cruz Ezammudeen
US House District 5: (will have a special election on September 9th) to run against Angela Stanton-King
US House District 6: Representative Lucy McBath will run against Karen Handel
State Senate District 40: Sally Harrell will run against Gary Guan
State Senate District 41: Kim Jackson will run against William Park Freeman
State Senate District 43: Representative Tonya Anderson will run against Melanie Williams
State Senate District 44: Representative Gail Davenport will run against Benjamin Brooks
State House District 79: Representative Michael S. Wilensky will run against Andrea Johnson
State House District 80: Representative Matthew Wilson will run against Alan Cole
State House District 93: Representative Dar’Shun Kendrick will run against Hubert Owens, Jr
What About the Referendums? You decide… Here is my take…
Special Election DeKalb County, Ethics Question