Ten Things to Know Before Voting in the Nov. 30 Runoff

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Andrew Cauthen, DeKalb County Communications Manager

acauthen@dekalbcountyga.gov | 470-553-4408

Erik Burton, Communications Consultant
eburton@profileprllc.com | 770-294-8475

November 29, 2021

Ten Things to Know Before Voting in the Nov. 30 Runoff
DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections shares Nov. 30 General/Special Municipal Election runoff reminders

DECATUR, Ga.—DeKalb County voters are encouraged to familiarize themselves with their voting options as the Nov. 30 General/Special Municipal Election runoff approaches.

Here are 10 important reminders:

  1. All registered voters in DeKalb will not be eligible to cast ballots in the runoff elections. Only registered voters in the City of Atlanta, the City of Stonecrest Council District Post 1, and the City of Tucker Council District 2 Post 1 will be eligible to vote. Voters can visit mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do to verify eligibility.
  2. Before heading to the polls on Election Day, voters are encouraged to verify their precinct location at DeKalbVotes.com.
  3. 3. DeKalb County residents who reside within the boundaries of the City of Atlanta will be able to vote until 8 p.m. All other DeKalb County polls will close at 7 p.m. For some voters, precincts for municipal elections are different than county elections. Impacted voters received reminders in the mail, but all voters should verify their polling place at www.DeKalbVotes.com.

The following are the Atlanta-DeKalb Precinct Names/Polling Places:

  • BB/Boulevard: Israel Baptist Church 2071 Hosea L. Williams Drive SE Atlanta, GA 30317
  • BC/Briar Vista Elem: Briar Vista Elementary School 1131 Briar Vista Terrace NE Atlanta, GA 30324 (two polling locations)
    • JA/Johnson Estates: Briar Vista Elementary School 1131 Briar Vista Terrance NE Atlanta, GA 30324 (two polling locations)
    • BR/Burgess Elem:  Hugh Otis Burgess Elem. School 480 Clifton Street SE Atlanta, GA 30316
    • CX/Candler Park: Neighborhood Church 1561 McLendon Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30307 (two polling locations)
    • LE/Lin-Mary Lin: Neighborhood Church 1561 McLendon Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30307 (two polling locations)
    • CN/Coan Recreation: Coan Park Recreation Center 1530 Woodbine Avenue Atlanta, GA 30317
    • DH/Druid Hills High: Druid Hills High School 1798 Haygood Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30307
    • EA/East Lake: St. Philip AME Church 240 Candler Road SE, Gymnasium B Atlanta, GA 30317
    • ER/Emory Road: Emory Presbyterian Church 1886 North Decatur Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30317
    • EG/Emory South: Atlanta Metropolitan Church 999 Briarcliff Road Atlanta, GA 30306
    • MT/Metropolitan: First Iconium Baptist Church 542 Moreland Avenue SE Atlanta, GA 30316
    • SE/Silver Lake: Ashford Park Elem. 2968 Cravenridge Drive NE Brookhaven, GA 30319
  1. Please note that all absentee ballots for DeKalb County voters must be received by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 to be counted.
  2. Drop boxes are no longer available, and it’s too late to mail a completed absentee ballot. Absentee ballots must be hand-delivered to the DeKalb Voter and Registrations office, located at 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300, in Decatur.
  3. Reminder: If you are a voter with a physical disability or are 75 years of age and older, you do not need to wait in line. Just walk to the entrance and a poll worker will assist you in casting your ballot.
  4. We encourage voters to familiarize themselves with the changes in voting laws as a result of SB202. Please read our SB202 FAQ: dekalbcountyga.gov/voter-registration-elections/faqs-and-key-dates
  5. For voters who plan on voting in-person on Election Day, masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged. All poll workers will be wearing face coverings, and machines/equipment will be sanitized frequently.
  6. Elections results will be posted on DeKalbVotes.com as they are counted.
  7. For any additional questions or for anyone to experiences a challenge while trying to vote, please call 404-298-4020.

“It’s important for voters to cast their ballots during every election, and we’re anticipating a smooth runoff election,” said Twyla Hart, interim director of DeKalb VRE. “Voters should make a plan to vote in person if they did not take advantage of early voting options.”

For more information on DeKalb VRE, please visit www.DeKalbVotes.com