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Municipal elections are Nov. 7

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Municipal elections are Nov. 7

Vote signs at the Decatur Recreation Center on Nov. 8, 2022. Photo by Zoe Seiler.

DeKalb County, GA — The municipal elections will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, in cities across DeKalb County. Voters in Avondale Estates, Clarkston, Decatur, Stone Mountain and Tucker will see various city officials on the ballot.

The qualifying period for candidates runs from Aug. 21-25.

The earliest date voters can apply for an absentee ballot is Aug. 21. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Oct. 27. Absentee ballots must be turned in by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 7. For more information about absentee ballots, click here.

The deadline to register to vote or change your address is Oct. 10. Absentee ballots will be mailed and advanced voting will begin on Oct. 16. To check your voter registration, click here. For more information on how to register to vote, click here.

Here is a look at the incumbent candidates:

– In Avondale Estates, the mayor and two commissioners are up for reelection. Mayor Jonathan Elmore is running for reelection. Mayor Pro Tem Brian Fisher has not announced his plans yet, and Commissioner Dee Merriam is not running for reelection.

– In Clarkston, City Councilmembers Awet Eyasu, Debra Johnson and Laura Hopkins are up for reelection. Johnson and Hopkins are undecided. Decaturish did not receive an immediate response from Eyasu about his plans.

– Three Decatur city commissioners and two school board members are up for reelection.

School Board Member Tasha White is not running for reelection, and School Board Chair James Herndon has not announced his plans.

City Commissioners Lesa Mayer, George Dusenbury, and Tony Powers are all running for reelection.

– In Stone Mountain, City Councilmembers Gina Stroud Cox, Clint Monroe and Chakira Johnson are up for reelection. Cox is undecided. Decaturish did not receive an immediate response from Monroe and Johnson.

– In Tucker, three city council seats will be on the ballot. Councilmember Virginia Rece plans to run for reelection. Councilmembers Noelle Monferdini and Anne Lerner have reached their term limits and cannot run for reelection.

DeKalb County voters can expect to see referendum questions related to senior homestead tax exemptions on the ballot. Decatur voters will also see referendum questions about the city and school district’s senior homestead tax exemptions.

After the qualifying period, Decaturish will provide more information about the incumbent candidates and their challengers.

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