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Avondale Estates campaign coverage Decatur Tucker

Are you running for a local office this year? Let us know

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Municipal elections are just around the corner and qualifying for local races begins on Aug. 19 in Decatur, Avondale Estates and Tucker.

With numerous seats on the ballot — including a School Board race in Decatur — covering the elections will be a tough assignment for this small community news website, but we’re aiming to provide you with the best and most comprehensive election coverage.

To accomplish that, we’ll need some assistance from people running for office. If you are planning to qualify for elections this year, please let us know so we can let voters know. Send your campaign announcements to editor@decaturish.com. Be sure to list what seat you are running for, the URL of your campaign website and any other information you think voters should know. Also, don’t forget to send us a picture, preferably a 640 by 420 shot.

Decaturish will organize forums for the Decatur races and will provide coverage of the other races. Our coverage will include a Q&A with all the candidates, articles about the various forums and running letters to the editor from the candidates or their supporters. We will also provide live coverage of election results on election night, Nov. 5.

Voter registration will end Oct. 7. Early voting will start on Oct. 14.

To learn how to qualify to run for office in Decatur, click here. The opening dates for qualifying in Decatur will start Monday, August 19, 2019 beginning at 8:30 A.M., and continuing until Wednesday August 21, 2019 at 4:30 P.M. The qualifying fee for City Commission office is $360.00 and the qualifying fee for Board of Education members is $35.00.

To learn how to qualify to run for office in Avondale Estates, click here.

According to the city of Tucker, qualifying for municipal elections there begins Aug. 19, 9 a.m. and closes on Friday Aug. 23 at noon. The qualifying fee for council members is $420 and candidates can qualify by visiting Tucker City Hall, located at 4119 Adrian St, Tucker, GA 30084. To learn more about running for office in Tucker, click here.

We will need the support of our readers this year, too. Our election coverage will be funded primarily by our paid subscribers and we will need extra funds to ensure we can provide coverage of these races in addition to covering other stories about our community. You can support us for as little as $3 a month. If you value the work that we do and having comprehensive election coverage in local races, click here.

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