DeKalb VRE: 10 things to know before voting on Nov. 2

elections 2021

 

 

DECATUR, GA–DeKalb County voters are encouraged to familiarize themselves with their voting options as the Nov. 2 General/Special Municipal Election approaches.

Here are 10 important reminders:

  1. Before heading to the polls on Election Day, voters are encouraged to verify their precinct location at www.DeKalbVotes.com. There were six precinct changes this year:
Previous Polling Location New Polling Location
Chamblee Civic Center

3540 Broad Street

Chamblee 30341

Chamblee Public Safety/Municipal Court

4445 Buford Highway NE

Chamblee 30341

Doraville City Hall

3725 Park Avenue

Doraville 30340

Doraville Civic Center

377- Central Ave.

Doraville 30340

Rock of Ages Lutheran Church

5135 Memorial Drive

Stone Mountain 30083

Georgia Piedmont Technical College-Clarkston

495 N. Indian Creek Drive

Clarkston 30021

City of Stonecrest Annex

(Sears Building-Stonecrest Mall)

2929 Turner Hill Road

Stonecrest 30038

Stonecrest Library

3123 Klondike Road

Stonecrest 30038

Victory Church

1170 North Hairston Road

Stone Mountain 30083

Stone Mill Elementary School

4900 Sheila Lane

Stone Mountain 30083

Ray of Hope Christian Church

2778 Snapfinger Road

Decatur 30034

Ray of Hope Christian Education Building

2767 Snapfinger Road

Decatur 30034

DeKalb County residents who reside within the boundaries of the City of Atlanta are urged to cast their ballots by 7 p.m. on Election Day to avoid voting by provisional ballot. In DeKalb, the November 2, 2021, polling hours are 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Precincts within Atlanta-DeKalb will officially close at 8 p.m. on Election Day. Therefore, the 13 Atlanta-DeKalb polling locations listed below will require voters who arrive after 7 p.m. on November 2 to cast a provisional ballot as opposed to voting on a touchscreen ballot machine.

The following are the Atlanta-DeKalb Precinct Names/Polling Places:

  • BB/Boulevard: Israel Baptist Church, 2071 Hosea L. Williams Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
  • BC/Briar Vista Elem: Briar Vista Elementary School, 1131 Briar Vista Terrace NE Atlanta, GA 30324 (two polling locations)
  • JA/Johnson Estates: Briar Vista Elementary School, 1131 Briar Vista Terrance NE Atlanta, GA 30324 (two polling locations)
  • BR/Burgess Elem:  Hugh Otis Burgess Elem. School, 480 Clifton Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
  • CX/Candler Park: Neighborhood Church, 1561 McLendon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (two polling locations)
  • LE/Lin-Mary Lin: Neighborhood Church, 1561 McLendon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (two polling locations)
  • CN/Coan Recreation: Coan Park Recreation Center, 1530 Woodbine Ave., Atlanta, GA 30317
  • DH/Druid Hills High: Druid Hills High School, 1798 Haygood Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
  • EA/East Lake: St. Philip AME Church, 240 Candler Road SE, Gymnasium B, Atlanta, GA 30317
  • ER/Emory Road: Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 North Decatur Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30317
  • EG/Emory South: Atlanta Metropolitan Church, 999 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA 30306
  • MT/Metropolitan: First Iconium Baptist Church, 542 Moreland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
  • SE/Silver Lake: Ashford Park Elem., 2968 Cravenridge Drive NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319
  1. Please note that all absentee ballots for DeKalb County voters must be received by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 in order to be counted.
  2. Drop boxes are no longer available, and it’s too late to mail a completed absentee ballot. Absentee ballots must be hand-delivered to the DeKalb Voter and Registrations office, located at 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 in Decatur.
  3. Reminder: If you are a voter with a physical disability or are 75 years of age and older, you do not need to wait in line. Just walk to the entrance and a poll worker will assist you in casting your ballot.
  4. Voters are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the changes in voting laws as a result of SB202. Please read the SB202 FAQ: www.dekalbcountyga.gov/voter-registration-elections/faqs-and-key-dates.
  5. For voters who plan on voting in-person on Election Day, masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged. All poll workers will be wearing face coverings, and machines/equipment will be sanitized frequently.
  6. DeKalb County is pleased to offer voter materials in both Spanish and Korean. Click here to view a composite ballot and other materials: www.dekalbcountyga.gov/voter-registration-elections/current-election-information.
  7. Elections results will be posted on www.DeKalbVotes.com as they are counted.
  8. For any additional questions or for anyone to experiences a challenge while trying to vote, please call 404-298-4020.

“We’ve experienced a seamless advance voting period and are expecting the same for Election Day,” said Twyla Hart, interim director of DeKalb VRE. “We encourage all voters to exercise their constitutional right and make their vote count.”

 

 

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