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Polls are open for early voting in DeKalb County

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Polls are open for early voting in DeKalb County

FILE PHOTO: The line at the DeKalb Voter Registration and Election Office in greater Decatur extends outside in the early afternoon as people wait to cast their ballots in the Georgia Senate runoff election between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker during the next-to-last day of advance voting on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

DeKalb County, GA — Early voting began on Oct. 16 in DeKalb County for the municipal and special elections. Polls are open Monday-Friday on Oct. 16-Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

Voters will also be able to vote on a few Saturdays and Sundays during the advanced voting period. Polls will be open on Oct. 21 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Oct. 22 and 29 from 12-5 p.m.

To check your voter registration, click here.

Decaturish has published candidate Q&As, hosted forums and provided information about referendum questions. To see all of our election coverage, click here. To see the composite sample ballot, click here.

Voters with a physical disability or who are 75 years and older do not need to wait in line. They can walk to the polling place entrance and a poll worker will assist them in casting their ballot.

The DeKalb Voter Registrations and Elections Department is encouraging voters to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times.

Wondering what to bring when voting in-person? Here’s what DeKalb VRE recommends:

– A valid ID, such as a driver’s license, passport, or voter identification card

– A mask to help ensure your safety and the safety of the poll workers and voters around you.

– Chair, water, and snacks if the location has a long wait line

– Your absentee ballot if you are wanting to vote in-person instead. If you do not have your absentee ballot, you will need to sign an affidavit stating that you are instead casting your ballot in-person

Some early voting sites are also drop box locations for absentee ballots. 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.

Voters can cast a ballot at any early voting location. The early voting locations are different from the polling locations on Election Day. If you vote on Election Day, you must go to the precinct listed on your voter registration.

Here are the early voting locations:

Note: the * indicates a polling place that also has a drop box for absentee ballots. 

Berean Christian Church
2201 Young Rd
Stone Mountain, GA 30088

Bessie Branham Recreation Center
2051 Delano Dr. NE
Atlanta, GA 30317

Clarkston Library
951 N. Indian Creek Dr.
Clarkston, GA 30021

County Line–Ellenwood Library
4331 River Rd.
Ellenwood, GA 30294

DeKalb Voter Registration & Elections Office *
4380 Memorial Dr.
Decatur, GA 30032

Dunwoody Library
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. *
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Emory University
1599 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338

Lynwood Recreation Center *
3360 Osborne Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30319

North DeKalb Senior Center
3393 Malone Dr.
Chamblee, GA 30341

The Gallery at South DeKalb *
2801 Candler Rd.
Decatur, GA 30034

Stonecrest (former Sam’s Club) *
2994 Turner Hill Rd.
Lithonia, GA 30038

Tucker–Reid H. Cofer Library *
5234 Lavista Rd.
Tucker, GA 30084

Wesley Chapel–William C. Brown Library
2861 Wesley Chapel Rd.
Decatur, GA 30034

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