Election Day is Nov. 7 for the 2023 municipal electionsA sign encouraging people to vote displayed in Avondale Estates. Photo by Dean Hesse.
DeKalb County, GA — Election Day for the 2023 municipal elections is Tuesday, Nov. 7. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Absentee ballots also must be turned in by 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Voter’s must vote at the precinct listed on their voter registration card on Election Day. The Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page will show you your sample ballot and polling location. To visit that page, click here.
Absentee ballots can be returned by hand to the front desk of the DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections Office during our business hours, weekdays 8 am – 4:30 pm; or until 7 pm on election day. Drop boxes were only open during early voting. DeKalb VRE is located at 4380 Memorial Drive, suite 300, Decatur, GA 30032.
If a voter has not returned their absentee ballot and has decided to vote in person, voters can go to their polling location and vote in person instead and should bring their absentee ballot with them if possible.
What to bring when you vote
DeKalb County VRE says all voters need to bring the following items when they show up at the polls on Election Day.
— 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.
What’s on the ballot
To see our complete voters guide, click here.
There are several referendum questions on the ballot this year. In DeKalb County, voters will also see ballot measures on the equalized homestead option sales tax, special purpose local option sales tax and homestead tax exemptions. For more information about EHOST, click here. For more information about SPLOST, click here. For more information about the homestead tax exemptions, click here.
Voters in the city of Decatur will also see homestead tax exemption referendums related to city and school taxes on the ballot. For more information about the referendums, click here.
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