DeKalb Voters Urged to Check Precinct Locations Ahead of May 24 Primary Election, Return Completed Absentee Ballots Now

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Andrew Cauthen, Communications Manager

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Erik Burton, Communications Consultant
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2022

Voter Alert:
DeKalb Voters Urged to Check Precinct Locations Ahead of May 24 Primary Election, Return Completed Absentee Ballots Now

DECATUR, Ga.— DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections (DeKalb VRE) is reminding voters who plan to cast ballots on May 24 to double check their voting precincts.

Approximately 56,500 voters in DeKalb will be impacted by recent redistricting efforts that have changed their Election Day voting precincts. Those impacted voters will receive an official correspondence from DeKalb VRE in the coming days.

While the Secretary of State is in the process of mailing all Georgia voters new precinct cards, each voter may not receive official communication ahead of the primary election on May 24.

“Because of changes dictated by SB 202, voters cannot cast a provisional ballot if they show up to vote at the incorrect precinct on Election Day unless it’s after 5 p.m.,” said DeKalb VRE Board Chair Dele Lowman Smith. “Therefore, it is imperative that voters confirm their assigned precinct before they vote. We encourage them to check the My Voter Page or call our office at 404-298-4020.”

Ways Voters Can Check Their Precinct:

  • In person: Stop by DeKalb VRE offices at 4380 Memorial Dr., Ste. 300, Decatur. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Call DeKalb VRE: (404) 298-4020
  • Online: Visit mvp.sos.ga.gov

Additionally, election officials are reminding voters who completed their absentee ballots to return them to a drop box or via mail as soon as possible. All absentee ballots, excluding Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) ballots, must be in a drop box or returned to DeKalb VRE by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

“As we quickly approach Election Day, it is imperative that voters take the time to return their absentee ballots in a timely fashion,” said DeKalb VRE Executive Director Keisha Smith. “So please don’t delay, make a plan today to have your vote counted.”

Drop Box Locations:

Briarwood Recreation Center

2235 Briarwood Way NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

Dunwoody Library
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

DeKalb Voter Registration & Elections Office
4380 Memorial Drive Ste. 300
Decatur, GA 30032

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
6400 Woodrow Rd
Stonecrest, GA 30038

Gallery at South DeKalb Mall
2801 Candler Rd
Decatur, GA 30034

Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library
5234 Lavista Road
Tucker, GA 30084

For additional voter information, please visit www.DeKalbVotes.com.  

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