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GOTV SuperFest promotes voting, offers chance to meet local candidates

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GOTV SuperFest promotes voting, offers chance to meet local candidates

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Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the DeKalb Dems’ Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Committee and March On Georgia are coming together to host GOTV SuperFest, a free event held at Decatur CoWorks, located at 708 Church Street in Decatur.

GOTV SuperFest will give people the chance to meet political candidates as well as participate in voter education and participation training.

Below is a schedule for meeting the candidates, according to a recent press release, which could be subject to modification if a candidate’s availability changes.

Meet the candidates:

– Between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. – Decatur City Commission candidates Erin Braden, George Dusenbury, Lesa Mayer and Phillip Wiedower

– Between 2:30 and 4 p.m. – Kim Jackson, Antonio Hicks, Ted Terry, Elaine Amankwah Nietmann, Audrey Maloof, Hank Johnson, YT Bell, William Haston, and Jon Ossoff.

For more information on how the day will go as well as candidates and the training sessions, click here.

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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