DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections Updates Advance Voting Times for Two Special Elections

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2021

DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections Updates Advance Voting Times for Two Special Elections
Georgia Secretary of State restricts DeKalb VRE from using drop boxes, early processing of absentee ballots

DECATUR, Ga—The DeKalb Board of Voter Registration and Elections approved slight changes to advance voting times for two upcoming elections.The board voted to adjust all available advance voting times to begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. to align the Georgia House District 90 runoff election and Clarkston City Council special election.

Advance voting for House District 90 race takes place March 1 through March 5. The runoff election is scheduled for March 9.

Advance voting for a special election to fill a seat on Clarkston’s City Council begins Feb. 22 through March 12 with the election scheduled for March 16.

Additionally, DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections (DeKalb VRE) Director Erica Hamilton acknowledged changes to drop box access for these upcoming elections.

“We were notified by the Georgia Secretary of State that the emergency measure allowing us to use drop boxes and open absentee ballots early has expired,” said Hamilton. “We have locked all drop boxes and placed announcements to remind voters they can mail in an absentee ballot or return an absentee to our office on Memorial Drive.”

Georgia House District 90 Runoff Election Information:
A runoff election for Georgia House District 90 is scheduled for March 9 with advance voting taking place March 1 through March 5.

Advance Voting Details:

Advance Voting Dates: March 1 – March 5
Voting Times: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections Office
4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA

Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library
2861 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur, GA

Absentee Ballots:
Absentee ballots must be mailed or returned in person to the DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections Office. Drop boxes are not available during this election. 

Runoff Election Day Details:
To verify Election Day polling locations, visit www.DeKalbVotes.com. Polls are open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Election Day. All absentee ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. on Election Day. 

Election Details: Clarkston City Council Special Election

 City of Clarkston Special Election Details:

Clarkston residents have the opportunity to cast their ballots during an upcoming Special Election on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, to fill the unexpired term of Yterenickia “YT” Bell on the Clarkston City Council. Advance voting begins February 22 through March 12.

Advance Voting Location and Times
DeKalb Voter Registration & Elections Office
4380 Memorial Dr., Decatur, GA 30032
Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Absentee Ballots
Absentee ballots must be mailed or returned in person to the DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections Office. Drop boxes are not available during this election. 

Runoff Election Day Details
To verify Election Day polling locations, visit www.DeKalbVotes.com. Polls are open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Election Day. All absentee ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. on Election Day.