Atlanta’s expansion to Emory will wait till after mayoral election

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Atlanta’s expansion to Emory will wait till after mayoral election

About 2,500 registered voters near Emory University might soon be Atlanta residents, but they won’t be able to cast ballots in the city’s heated race for mayor.

A dispute over whether the annexation should alter school district boundaries has put the 744-acre annexation proposal on hold.  That means the area won’t be part of the city until December at the soonest.

The Atlanta City Council could vote this month on Emory University’s annexation into the city. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta City Council is debating whether the annexation should change the area from DeKalb’s school system to Atlanta Public Schools.

While that issue remains unresolved, the voter base for this year’s city elections remains unchanged.

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