Elections and Voting

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Nov. 7, 2017 Elections 

View the current version of the City of Decatur voting districts map here. [PDF]

Elections are conducted at the following precincts:

Election District   District   Polling Place for Election  
Clairemont East

 1

 First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave.
Clairemont West

 1

The Church at Decatur Heights, 735 Sycamore Dr.
Glenwood Precinct

 1 & 2

 Holy Trinity Parish, 515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Oakhurst

 2

 Oakhurst Baptist Church, 222 E. Lake Dr.
Ponce De Leon

 1 & 2

 First Christain Church of Decatur, 601 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Renfroe

2

 Renfroe Middle School, 220 W. College Ave.
Winnona Park

2

 TBD
   

Not sure about your polling location? Check out the "My Voter Page" on the Georgia Secretary of State's website.

Voting
To vote in city, county, state and federal elections, you must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years old, mentally sound and not under conviction of a felony. Georgia does not require any length of residence as a condition to registering to vote. To register to vote or to transfer your registration from another GeoVotergia county, apply in person to the DeKalb County registrar’s office at 4380 Memorial Dr., Decatur, GA 30032 or at any DeKalb public library.

Decatur City Commission elections are held in odd-number years, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Absentee ballots may be obtained from the DeKalb County voter registration office at 4380 Memorial Dr., Decatur, GA 30032 (404-298-4020).

Registration for voting in the November 7, 2017 election will cut off on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

For the November 7, 2017 General Municipal Election, the Absentee Poll will open 21 days prior to the Election (October 16, 2017).  All Advance Voting (Absentee in person) will be held at 4380 Memorial Drive, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM  to 4:00 PM, October 16, 2017 through October 31, 2017.  Questions concerning absentee voting, early voting or voter registration should be directed to DeKalb County Elections Division at 404-298-4020.

Qualifying

Each candidate will file notice of his or her candidacy and the appropriate affidavit in the office of the Election Superintendent at City Hall, 509 North McDonough Street, Decatur, Georgia.  The opening dates for qualifying will start Monday, August 21, 2017 beginning at 8:30 A. M., and continuing until Wednesday August 23, 2017 at 4:30 P.M.  The qualifying fee for City Commission office is $144.00 and the qualifying fee for Board of Education members is $35.00

The City of Decatur has elections in odd-numbered years. To qualify as a candidate in these elections you must meet the following requirements:

(1) Has resided in the city not less than one year immediately preceding or his/her election;

(2) Is a qualified voter in municipal elections for officers of the city; and

(3) Has not been convicted and sentenced for any violation of the criminal laws of Georgia involving moral turpitude, unless such person has received a full pardon or has all rights of citizenship restored.

All city commissioners shall continue to reside within the city and within their election district, if any, during their terms of office as city commissioners. 

Candidate Resources:

 > Political signs   
 
 > Notice of Candidacy and Affidavit  
   
Access to Campaign Contributions Disclosure/Financial Disclosure Reports  

 

State and County Information
Information about Decatur’s representatives and elections at the county and state levels is available on the official websites of DeKalb County and the State of Georgia

 

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