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Decatur mayor weighs in on Avondale mayoral race

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Decatur mayor weighs in on Avondale mayoral race

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Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett delivers the State of the City speech on Feb. 5, 2019. File Photo by Sara Amis


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Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett has made a statement about the Avondale mayoral election that will be on the ballot Nov. 5.

Garrett confirmed she has made an endorsement of incumbent Mayor Jonathan Elmore over his opponent, former city manager Clai Brown.

“I have worked with Mayor Elmore over the past four years both as a ‘next door neighbor’ Mayor and in leadership positions as part of the DeKalb Municipal Association Policy Committee,” Garrett said. “Under his leadership in Avondale Estates, new businesses have been attracted to Avondale and efforts to build on Avondale’s unique community character to enhance its sense of place are evident through city planning and community engagement processes.”

Elmore celebrated the endorsement via a post on his campaign Facebook page.

“It’s always a pleasure to work with our neighbors in Decatur,” he said. “Mayor Patti Garrett has been a great partner and collaborator. I really appreciate her endorsement.”

Brown, Elmore’s opponent, didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.

Learn more about voting in the Nov. 5 election: 

Early voting in the Nov. 5 municipal elections in DeKalb County began on Monday, Oct. 14.

Numerous DeKalb County cities are holding elections, including Decatur, Avondale Estates and Tucker.

The closest early voting site for these residents will be at the Voter Registration & Elections Office on 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 Decatur, GA 30032.

Early voting times are Monday through Friday, Oct. 14 through Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will be no Saturday and Sunday voting in the municipal elections.

If you need to see a sample ballot, visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter page by clicking here. You can also find your polling place if you choose to vote on Nov. 5 instead of voting early.

You have to be 18 to vote. You will also need to bring one of the following forms of ID, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office:

– Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free ID Card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)

– A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired

– Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state

– Valid U.S. passport ID

– Valid U.S. military photo ID

– Valid tribal photo ID

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