DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections Update

Andrew Cauthen, DeKalb County Communications Manager | 470-553-4408

Erik Burton, Communications Consultant | 770-294-8475

January 6, 2021

DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections Update

DECATUR, Ga.—DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections (DeKalb VRE) resumed counting on Jan. 6, at 11:30 a.m., at 4380 Memorial Drive in Decatur.

Outstanding ballots include provisional ballots and absentee ballots received on Election Day by the 7 p.m. deadline. Overseas and military ballots must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8.

DeKalb VRE plans to certify the election results on Friday, Jan. 15, at noon.

“We are continuing to work diligently to count each and every ballot and we can see the finish line,” said Erica Hamilton, director of DeKalb VRE. “We know everyone is anxious for our final numbers and I appreciate the patience and support of our constituents as we carefully and accurately complete our counting process.”

DeKalb VRE estimates that approximately 20,000 votes remain, consisting of absentee, military/overseas, and provisional ballots and the county is currently working to process and count all outstanding votes.

Additionally, there are 440 ballots that need to be cured and voters are being contacted to resolve their ballot issue before Friday’s deadline.

“We are anticipating an additional upload of ballots before 5pm today. This gets us one step closer to finalizing and certifying this election,” Hamilton said.

Additional Notes:

  • A limited-seating viewing area is available during the count at the DeKalb VRE located at 4380 Memorial Drive in Decatur. Masks are required.
  • DCTV’s livestream of the counting/scanning process can be viewed here.
  • Unofficial election results are accessible at

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